Google Pays Tribute to Muslim Explorer IBN BATTUTA With a Doodle

25 Feb, 2012

Dubai, UAE (February 24, 2012). On his 707th birthday, Google celebrates the famous Moroccan explorer, Ibn Battuta’s by featuring a doodle on its homepage.

Showing across the Arab world on February 25th, the Doodle pays tribute to one of the greatest travellers of all time through various scenes from his adventures across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and China. The doodle depicts Ibn Battuta’s 70,000+ mile journey and the many different monuments he visited. The interactive doodle cleverly conceals 16 different monuments for the viewer to discover.

Doodles are known as the decorative changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate different people, events or special dates such as holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists and scientists. Over the years, doodles on the Google homepage have made searching on Google more fun and enjoyable for its users worldwide. For more about Google doodles please visit:

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  1. SYED ZAHEER ALI  |  February 25th, 2012 at 6:41 PM #

    One of the greatest adventurer of all times.I always thought that IBN BATTUTA was from Baghdad.All the Muslim countries must name a central road in there respective capital in the name and honour of IBN BATTUTA.The Organisation of Islamic countries or OIC must select names of the great muslims around the world
    and dedicate roads, buildings and other monuments in their respective names so that the future generations can identify these great muslims around the world.

  2. Kashi Samaddar  |  February 26th, 2012 at 12:50 PM #

    Ibn Battuta, the great traveler- we remember you. Kashi Samaddar, First person visited all countries for World Peace.

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