'Ibn Battuta: Journeys from A Golden Age' Launches In Jeddah

Exhibition from 1001 Inventions brings history to life with travellers’ tales

Jeddah, 12 August 2019: 1001 Inventions, in partnership with the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) launched “Journeys from a Golden Age with Ibn Battuta” as an anchor city event targeting residents and visitors to the city.

The exhibition takes visitors on a journey to follow quests and unravel exciting stories from an age of travel and discovery in Muslim civilisation. Where explorers and travellers like Ibn Battuta, admiral of the Chinese fleet Zheng He, master navigator Ibn Majid, Ibn Jubair and Al-Masoudi braved all elements to seek knowledge.


14th century famous traveller Ibn Battuta takes centre stage ravelling some of the exciting stories of his travels around the world that lasted 29 years. Sometimes called ‘The Prince of Travelers’, Ibn Battuta’s journey took him to more than 40 countries of our world today.

With over 1,350 sqm of exhibits, Virtual Reality games, hands on workshops, live shows, exciting competitions, fun challenges and film screenings, the exhibition is a highly engaging family experience.

The exhibition also features scenes from Cosmic Picture’s IMAX film “Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Batutta”, edited under license for this exhibition. To watch and purchase the full film visit: http://www.journeytomecca.co.uk. 

The full feature film is an original IMAX production made for IMAX and giant screen specialty theatres. For screening information contact Antonietta Monteleone at antonietta@cosmicpicture.com.

Through raising awareness of the journeys made by explorers from Muslim civilisation, 1001 Inventions aims to inspire children and young people and equip them with a mind-set that enables them to build a better future.

This 1001 Inventions exhibition is produced in Jeddah by the Saudi based event company Masaahaat http://www.masaahaat.com.

Families can engage with an array of educational and entertaining activities at the Journeys from a Golden Age exhibition in Jeddah until the 31st of August 2019 daily from 5pm until 12am.