August 2020

Ibn Battuta Mall unleashes its creativity with live mural at Egypt Court

Ibn Battuta Mall unleashes its creativity with live mural

Enjoy an arty August at world’s largest themed mall this DSS

Dubai, 9 August 2020 … Ibn Battuta Mall is getting creative this August, with part of Egypt Court being transformed into a fusion of historic and contemporary art.

Visitors to the world’s largest themed mall can watch live as award-winning artist Shahul Hameed paints a 230 square metre mural which, when complete, will reflect Middle Eastern and Oriental art through a dramatic combination of shapes and colours.

Located opposite the Decathlon store at Egypt Court, the live mural, staged in collaboration with Dubai-based ZeeArts, can be seen coming to life every day during mall operational hours between now and Sunday, 16 August.  It is one of a host of events and attractions at Ibn Battuta this DSS.

Michael Beverley, General Manager, Ibn Battuta Mall, said: “We are very excited to present this beautiful artistic attraction at Ibn Battuta Mall.  Just like the mall, the mural reflects and combines history, culture and tradition – a perfect fit and an excellent way to recognise and celebrate the UAE’s artistic talent.”

Shahul Hameed, who has won awards in the UAE for his work at various locations across the country, describes art as an important pillar in his life.  In his words, “mural painting provides the leeway to think and work big, capturing the emotions of a moment, story or experience in a way that the audiences can savour the same”.

            Zaahirah Muthy, curator of ZeeArts Gallery, added: “Dubai is a city where dream come true and more than 200 nationalities coexist in harmony.  This new creation at Ibn Battuta will take customers on a journey of culture and vision, reflecting an overall theme of Connecting, Creativity and Collaboration.”

About Ibn Battuta Mall

Ibn Battuta Mall, is the world’s largest themed mall, attracting more than 21 million visitors a year. Opened in 2005, the mall highlights the travel experiences of legendary 14th Century Arabian explorer Ibn Battuta thorough six themed travel zones – China Court, India Court, Persia Court, Egypt Court, Tunisia Court and Andalusia Court – reflecting the most influential places he visited during his global journey of discovery and exploration.

At Ibn Battuta Mall, shopping, dining and entertainment blend with history, culture and a story of remarkable adventure. The mall currently offers more than 400 retail, dining and entertainment outlets, two food courts, a 21-screen Novo cinema, a Carrefour hypermarket, Sky Zone indoor trampoline park, Switch Bowling, Chuck E Cheese and Fun City, over 4,500 parking spaces. It is directly connected to the Ibn Battuta Mall Metro station and the Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall hotel, with the Avani Ibn Battuta hotel two minutes’ walk away.

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