Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai's most visually stunning shopping structure, has stores divided into six different courts. Each is designed in the style of one of the countries or regions visited by the great Islamic traveler and diarist Ibn Battuta, who lived during the 14th century. From the azure tiles and fountains at Andalusia Court, you'll wander through Tunisia, Egypt, Persia, India, and finally to the life-size junk boat on display at the China court. Artisans were brought from across the globe to design the mall's decorative elements, including the ornate blue and gold enameling in the dome of the Persian court and the detailed wooden fretwork of the Egyptian souk. There are more than 200 stores here, such as department stores Debenhams and Fitz & Simons and a large Géant supermarket. The sprawling mall is all on one level, so the management provides golf cart transportation (there are several stops with frequent, regularly scheduled service) to give your tired feet a rest.
Off Interchange 6, Sheikh Zayed Rd., Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates