Ibn Battuta is an Arabic explorer who covered many destinations in the world. Ideally, he has travelled a distance more than the Earth’s diameter! He explored and wrote about his voyages and, this inspired the travellers who came up after then.

He tried out a change!

Back in the 14th century, the faster the safer option to travel was by boat. But Ibn Battuta tried out a different method. He decided to travel in caravans.

Imre SoltIbn Battuta Mall on 2 June 2007 Pict 10CC BY-SA 3.0

Destinations he covered

He was from Morocco. He travelled from his home to Kilwa (Tanzania) and then to many other countries. China, Sri Lanka, India, the Maldives ad Samarkand are just a few of the many destinations he’s been to.

His personal life

He is considered a traveller who often got involved with local political scenes whenever he visited a new destination. He got married to the family of the monarch when he was in the Maldives.

Remembering Ibn Battuta today

Avani Ibn Battuta Hotel Dubai reflects the life and voyages of the great traveller, Ibn Battuta. It’s one of the best 4-star hotels in Dubai and you may explore more about Ibn Battuta during your stay here.