An impression of the expanded Ibn Battuta Mall© Provided by 7DAYS An impression of the expanded Ibn Battuta Mall

The connection link between Ibn Battuta Mall and the Dubai Metro station has now opened.

The two-storey walkway enables passengers using the Metro or bus services to directly access the mall and the 90 new retail and dining outlets due to open later this year.

Ali Rashid Lootah, Nakheel chairman, said: “The Metro link is a natural progression for Ibn Battuta that will inspire more visitors to discover its stunning architecture, intriguing history and retail offering – and encourage those who would normally drive to use public transport instead.”

The Mall-Metro connection is a vital element of an ongoing Ibn Battuta expansion that will transform the existing complex into a mega retail, entertainment and leisure destination spanning seven million square feet.

Phase one – a 300,000 sq ft extension with 60 new shops and restaurants opened in May this year, while Ibn Battuta’s first hotel – a 372-room Premier Inn connected directly to the mall – will be operational in October.

Subsequent expansions, covering 4.7 million sq ft, include a mall with a glass-covered courtyard, a new cinema complex, a multi-storey car park and second hotel.




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