Majid Al Futtaim set to open Mall of Oman; will create 3500 jobs

The Mall of Oman will have 140,000 sqm of retail space comprising over 350 retail outlets including 55 dining options

  
Exterior view of Mall of Oman.

Exterior view of Mall of Oman.

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Dubai-based mall developer Majid Al Futtaim will open Mall of Oman, its fifth and largest shopping and entertainment destination in the sultanate in September 2021. The new mall is expected to facilitate 3,500 job opportunities

The Mall of Oman will have 140,000 sqm of retail space comprising over 350 retail outlets including 55 dining options (from restaurants to cafes).

It will include Oman’s largest VOX Cinemas with 15 screens, the first GOLD experience in Oman, a 3D cinema, KIDS and IMAX experiences; the largest indoor snow park in the Sultanate spanning over 14,000 sqm; and the largest Magic Planet in the country, which features award-winning rides, games and attractions for the whole family, Majid Al Futtaim said in a statement.

Husam Al Mandhari, Director of Shopping malls in Oman at Majid Al Futtaim Properties said: “For the first time ever, the largest indoor snow park, VOX Cinemas and Magic Planet will all be found in one location, bringing everyone closer to creating lasting memories."

The mall will play a significant role in supporting local communities by enhancing the Sultanate’s retail and entertainment offerings for both residents and tourists. It will also boost the local economy by creating 3,500 jobs, Majid Al Futtaim said in a statement.

The company will also support with the upskilling of Omani nationals by preparing them for a potential career in the retail industry through “Tamheen” — an initiative in collaboration with The Retail Academy.

"We also look forward to pairing our Tamheen graduates with our latest retail partners in time for the opening, providing new job opportunities to many,” he added.

The mall will feature brands from leading regional retail companies such as Max Fashion and Centrepoint from the Landmark group; Hollister from Majid Al Futtaim; Marks & Spencer from Al Futtaim Group; LC Waikiki, R&B, and SMYK from the Apparel group; and brands by the Al Shamsi group.

Mall of Oman will include outlets like Homes R Us, Matalan, Sharaf DG, and a 12,200 sqm Carrefour Hypermarket, as well as new and exclusive concepts such as Dior Boutique, Under Armour, Decathlon, 2XL Furniture, Lefties, L’Occitane en Provence, New Yorker and more.

(Writing by Seban Scaria; editing by Anoop Menon)

 seban.scaria@refinitiv.com

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