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Ibn Battuta Season 1

Ibn Battuta Season 1

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Ibn Battuta Season 1
  • Episode 1: Dreamer

    The story follows a young man named Ibn Batutta, who always dreamed of being an explorer, despite his Father's disapproval, Ibn Batutta sets out on his great journey to explore the region outside his hometown.

  • Episode 2: Companions

    Ibn Battuta sets off on his journey, he first goes to Tlemcen to meet his Father's friend, who is a judge and has power and resources in Tlemcen, and states why he is there and what he needs on his travels. The judge suggests he take three companions with him to ensure a safe journey.

  • Episode 3: Sandstorm

    The Judge of Tlemcen is bitten by a poisonous snake and dies. This incident leaves a mark on Ibn Battuta’s emotional and mental wellbeing. After returning to Tlemcen to return the body of the Judge to his family, he decides to embark on his journey alone to avoid harm befalling anyone accompanyin...

  • Episode 4: Constantine

    Ibn Battuta meets the governor of Constantine who happens to be his father’s friend. The governor hosts Ibn Battuta in his palace and prepares supplies and servants to accompany him on his upcoming destination; Tunisia. Ibn Battuta bids his companions farewell, as he joins a caravan of merchants ...

  • Episode 5: Deception

    In this episode, Ibn Battuta uncovers a ploy that is brewing against the chief of the merchants and the caravan that he is accompanying on his trip, where there would be an attempt to murder all of those in the caravan and steal their products. He reveals his findings to the chief and sets a plan...

  • Episode 6: Alexandria

    Ibn Battuta arrives to the gates of Alexandria along with the caravan. Here the chief of the merchants shows his gratitude to Ibn Battuta for saving the caravan and part ways. Ibn Battuta, carrying his satchel and manuscripts, makes his way through the city of Alexandria to explore it and meet it...

  • Episode 7: The Pillar

    Some young men are caught in the midst of trouble. One of them is caught and hung from a tall pillar when Ibn Battuta saves him. The young man then hosts Ibn Battuta in his home and tells the story of the pillar he was stuck on, and how it was dedicated to one of Rome’s emperors. At the end of th...

  • Episode 8: Salahuddin

    Ibn Battuta tries to find his money and returns to search for the young men who hosted him. He is surprised to learn that they had left the city. Ibn Battuta recalls an incident where he bumped into someone at the gates of the cemetery and during his search he hears an announcement by one of the ...

  • Episode 9: Caravan

    The Prince selects Ibn Battuta to work alongside a group of young men. The task he starts off with his breaking rocks, which causes pain in his hands due to the strenuous labour. Ibn Battuta returns and meets the chief of the merchants and the Prince. The chief tells the ruler about how Ibn Battu...

  • Episode 10: Al-Zahir Baybars

    Ibn Battuta waits out a battle for three nights. The aftermath of the battle leads to the destruction of all the ships at the port. Ibn Battuta remaps his course of travel and returns to Egypt, then heads to Damascus, and through it he entered Gaza, where he was eager to visit the library built b...

  • Episode 11: Nawara

    Learning of Nawara’s predicament, Ibn Battuta attempts to help save her father. They try to meet the Sultan’s demands by finding the elixir. They search Abu Yakob’s room and the well that Nawara discarded Abu Yakob’s belongings in. They find a Latin manuscript and head to Beirut to have it transl...

  • Episode 12: Abu Yakob

    They move on to the Beqaa valleys and seek out its chief to help find Abu Yakob. The chief recognises Abu Yakob, but by a different name and claims that he died from an evil curse. When they go to visit his residence, a demonic voice urges them to find and return the missing treasures. They find ...

  • Episode 13: The Curse

    Along with the chief and Nawara, Ibn Battuta captures the thieving merchant. They retrieve the missing treasure and obtain the elixir, eliminating the curse. They head back towards the Sultan and reveal their findings to him. He is pleased, and releases Nawara’s father and rewards both her and Ib...

  • Episode 14: Jasmine Festival

    Abu Nawara, Ibn Battuta, and Nawara strategise a plan with the blessings of the Sultan to revive the city from its state of despair. They decide to bring silk worms into the city to establish a new industry and aid in economic growth, while also planning a festival (Jasmine Festival) to boost the...

  • Episode 15: Silk Worms

    Ibn Battuta and Nawara sterilise the city’s water, spread jasmines and invitations to the people of the city to join them in the festival. The festival takes place with merchants and musicians coming from all over to the city. The city celebrates and Abu Nawara teaches the people how to nurture s...

  • Episode 16: Astrolabe

    Ibn Battuta bids Nawara farewell. Before he goes her father gifts him an Astrolabe to aid in his journey. Ibn Battuta meets a merchant and trades his horse for a camel and heads to the desert despite the warnings of a heat wave. He becomes delirious with dehydration and sees mirages. He ends up s...

  • Episode 17: Tabouk Oasis

    At Tabouk Oasis, the man helps him reach Mecca. He is met with festive convoys and kind locals. During his walk around the town he runs into a group of boys that are arguing about their uncle’s horse that went missing. Ibn Battuta helps the boys to devise a plan to find their missing horse.

  • Episode 18: Working Together

    One of the boys decides to figure out a way to get work in the stable the horse was originally obtained from. He gains knowledge of the stables location and decides to head there whilst Ibn Battuta remains in town to distract the uncle. The boys learn a valuable lesson of how arguing doesn’t solv...

  • Episode 19: Valuable Lesson

    The boys reach the stable, while Ibn Battuta remains in the city finding his way around with the uncle that he is attempting to distract. The boys find and retrieve the horse and thank Ibn Battuta for helping them learn how to work together. They treat him to salted watermelon but warn him that i...

  • Episode 20: Vision

    Ibn Battuta falls asleep after consuming the watermelon and sees something similar to a vision, and it indicates to him the next steps of his journey, finding the People of the Pearls. The uncle (Al Aziz) gives Ibn Battuta directions and he heads off to the Bashiq port.

  • Episode 21: Balance

    At Bashiq port, Ibn Battuta learns that the commander had been ordered by the Sultan to arrest all the pearl gatherers and fisherman. Ibn Battuta and the head pearl gatherer want to save the town but have very different approaches. Ibn Battuta wants a peaceful solution; the headman seeks a violen...

  • Episode 22: Tyranny

    Ibn Battuta still tries to discourage using violence, but the headman contacts a weapon merchant and arranges a deal. The Sultan discovers that the headman is trying to stir things up and orders the commander to get rid of him and those with him. The commander agrees but secretly plans to elimina...

  • Episode 23: The Headman

    A band of thieves hijack Ibn Battuta and the headman. After discussing the reasons behind needing the weapons, the thieves sympathize with them and their leader has the group join Ibn Battuta and the headman’s cause. They devise a plan to infiltrate the palace to get to the Sultan. Meanwhile, the...

  • Episode 24: Poison

    The Commander goes to the Sultan’s room to poison the Sultan’s water. Ibn Battuta finds out, stops him and then captures him. The Commander and the headman recall their past and contemplate the situation they find themselves in. We find out that the commander began working for the Sultan in an at...