There are few shopping malls that let you experience multiple countries all in one place, but if you are staying in a discount hotel near the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, you can experience one of these internationally-themed malls. The mall is named for the explorer, Ibn Battuta, and features six wings that are each named for a country where Battuta traveled: China, India, Persia, Egypt, Tunisia and Andalusia. The mall includes shops from all over the world, has two food courts (in the China and Andalusia wings), and multiple coffee shops as well.
If you are staying in a discount hotel near the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai and you want to see something interesting, the mall offers some exhibits showcasing technological inventions from the different represented countries. For example, a giant, elaborate, water-powered clock shaped like an elephant is a unique sight. And if you want to go to a movie, the mall houses the only IMAX theater in the country as well as a 21 screen movie theater.