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5 Fun things to do at Ibn Battuta Mall besides shopping

On top of boasting one-of-a-kind architecture that extends across its entirety, the Ibn Battuta Mall features bowling alleys, state-of-the-art cinemas and plenty more to while away the hours with.


Catch the latest blockbusters at Novo Cinema Ibn Battuta

Movie buffs who crave all things centred around Hollywood, Bollywood, Arab films and whatnot, then it would be prudent on one’s behalf to make time for the magnificently appointed Novo Cinema Ibn Battuta. Known for its cutting-edge technological aspects where patrons can opt for 7-star movie outings, IMAX, 3D and even MX4D viewing Novo Cinema Ibn Battuta is poised to be your closest ally as you settle down to one jaw-dropping time surrounded with all the popcorn and snacks you can get your hands on. Located at China Court, the cinema functions from 10 am to 10 pm while standard 2D tickets will only have you pocketing out a mere AED 36.75 (USD 10) per person.


Get bowled over by Switch Bowling

Bowling enthusiasts and even those still endeavouring to get their heads around the fun-filled sport of bowling will surely be at home no sooner they step onto any of the 12 bowling alleys that comprise Switch Bowling. Similar to Novo Cinema Ibn Battuta, this bowling facility is located on China Court and showcases a classical mix of fancy musical systems and appealing lighting facilities to delight in. While prior reservations are mandatory, Switch Bowling’s impressive facilities can be laid claim to en route to duelling with your best mates, family members or even your better half so that you ensure you take home the bragging rights.


Create wonderful memories at Fun City

The kids are destined to be in their element when at Fun City which hugs a portion of the Mall’s Andalusia Court. Considered the perfect playground for parents and their children to truly connect in a fun-filled environment, Fun City makes allowance for the little ones to enjoy some bumper car rides while if you are travelling with toddlers; the said attraction affords a soft play area conducive for tiny tots and their playful antics. Added to these perks, Fun City does provide adults the luxury of planning surprise birthday parties with a good selection of facilities available at one’s beck and call.


Jump around at Sky Zone Dubai

Perceived as a magnet for both adults and kids, Sky Zone Dubai is a sprawling trampoline park that can be located when one moves towards and inside Persia Court. Jump up, jump down and move it all around when at Sky Zone Dubai which is reputed for its wide-ranging leisure engagements that include playing dodgeball, shooting some hoops, challenging yourself on the warrior obstacle course and of course, jumping freestyle like there was no tomorrow.


Unearth the distinct themes of Ibn Battuta Mall

Unrivalled as the biggest themed shopping mall in the world, the Ibn Battuta Mall brings to light the voyages of the famed explorer himself – Ibn Battuta who travelled across the globe during the 14th century. Take time to admire and appreciate the facets of each and every section of the Mall which have been inspired by Battuta’s exploits. Start off at the Central Dome which portrays influences from India’s Red Fort and Taj Mahal respectively while the turquoise and blue mosaic walkways which are represented at the Persia Court are perfect to strike that pose. If wondering which type of accommodation will serve you well during your stay in Dubai, then opt for Oaks Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai which is a 5-star hotel in Dubai that is found right near the Ibn Battuta Mall.