Looking to enjoy shopping in Dubai? Amongst the best spots, is the Ibn Battuta Mall and here are some things to keep in mind on your visit.
Wear Comfy Footwear
With over 270 shops to peruse, you will have much to go through so wear comfy footwear be it sandals, slippers or sneakers! Additionally, one of the best things to do in Ibn Battuta is to walk and explore its six courts themed on the destinations that the explorer Ibn Battuta visited, each with unique design and architecture.
Plan Your Shopping
Before you arrive, check what the onsite shops are; from the Carrefour and H&M anchor stores to brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Charles & Keith there’s plenty to find here. Bring light hand baggage to put your many purchases and ideally, stay at properties like Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai Hotel next to the mall for multiple visits!
Bring the Kids Along
The Ibn Battuta Mall is one of the best family attractions in Dubai as well and kids won’t get bored. Not to be missed is Sky Zone, an all-walled trampoline playing court that’s the first of its kind. Other highlights include a 21-screen cinema, Fun City that provides edutainment and Switch Bowling with glow-in-the-dark lanes!
Other Things to Remember
Be culturally sensitive and wear appropriate attire that doesn’t offend religious sentiments. While the general opening hours are from 10:00am to midnight (Thursday – Friday) and 10:00am to 10:00pm (Saturday – Wednesday), remember the hours of operation usually change during the holy month of Ramadan.