Hundreds of shoppers enjoyed non-stop laughter at Ibn Battuta Mall as the Comedy Surprises Week began on Thursday 9th August with various shows and entertainment, providing lots of giggles and enjoyment for visitors. In its first year in DSS 2007, the Comedy Surprises week will be held at the mall until 16th August and offers a range of fun activities to make children and adults laugh and cheer, including clowns, pantomime shows, films on comedy and live comedy shows. Humorous jugglers and comedians will keep everyone smiling as they tour through all the courts of Ibn Battuta Mall, while an exhibition on the evolution of comedy will allow visitors to explore the history of this art and see how the comedy they know and love today has its origins.Children will also have the chance to explore their skills through interactive comedy workshops including games, themed contests and arts & crafts. Other activities for children include learning fun clowning skills, how to tell funny jokes to each other and how to perform and particitpate in comedy themed contests.
For more information about Ibn Battuta Mall’s DSS activities visit: www.ibnbattutamall.com 
About Ibn Battuta MallIbn Battuta Mall is located adjacent to Sheikh Zayed Road between Interchanges 5 and 6. The Mall combines retail, entertainment, restaurant and family activities all within a uniquely themed environment. The inspiration for the theme of Ibn Battuta Mall is the travels of the legendary Arab explorer Ibn Battuta. The unique design of the shopping mall and separately themed courts are based on his travels through Asia and the Middle East. Each of the six courts is themed on a country and a shopping zone to reflect Ibn Battuta's travels through Andalusia, Tunisia, Egypt, Persia, India and China. The spacious Mall, covering an area of 1.2 million square feet, offers a charming mix of shopping outlets, specialty shops, restaurants, a hypermarket and a cinema Megaplex featuring the UAE's first IMAX theatre. Parking space has been allocated for more than 5,000 cars, taking the total site space up to 5.4 million square feet.