MAJID Al Futtaim, a leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer in the region, will build a 10,000-sq-m retail corridor at City Centre Muscat that will include 60 new stores and dining options.
The new retail precinct on the ground floor will connect each end of the shopping mall, and aims to ease traffic flow and accessibility for visitors.
A new car-park structure, currently under construction, will accommodate 700 vehicles.
The new stores will feature a diverse collection of lifestyle-oriented brands, including some new flagship outlets making their debut in Oman.
City Centre Muscat will also have a new dining zone, with five new casual-dining restaurants featuring different international cuisine.
A general refurbishment will also take place as part of the expansion as key amenities such as toilets and prayer rooms and mall public areas will be enhanced. City Centre Muscat recently completed Phase One of its redevelopment, a RO8.3-million ($21.56 million) project which saw the opening of a 10-screen Vox Cinemas plus enhancements made to Magic Planet and its food court dining area.
Phase Two of City Centre Muscat’s redevelopment is expected to be complete next year.
“City Centre Muscat is undergoing an exciting transformation and Majid Al Futtaim is pleased to be a positive contributor to the local economy while fostering the growth of the sultanate’s retail and entertainment landscapes,” said Dimitri Vazelakis, executive managing director for shopping malls at Majid Al Futtaim – Properties.
“City Centre Muscat’s expansion and redevelopment will set a new standard of shopping mall excellence with unique retail, modernised surroundings and exciting new leisure options.”