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Dubai firm to create duty free area at new Oman airport

ODG says it has been awarded contract to design and project manage retail section at new Muscat Int'l

Dubai firm to create duty free area at new Oman airport

Dubai-based consultancy and design agency ODG has been appointed to design and project manage the duty free retail area at the new Muscat International Airport.

The duty free contract has been awarded by Oman Sales and Services, a joint venture between Oman Air and Aer Rianta International Middle East which previously won a 10-year deal to run the retail operation, a statement said.

The new Muscat International Airport, which is under construction, is expected to have a capacity of handling over 12 million passengers each year within the first phase of construction.

This figure is set to reach 48 million passengers once completion of the four-phased construction mega-project is complete, as recently confirmed by Oman’s Minister of Transport and Communications.

The first phase is set to span 580,000 sq m with 7,000 sq m of retail space as well as a market and several exclusive speciality stores.

The company said its design concept takes its inspiration from the Omani landscape and culture while passengers will also enjoy several interactive features and experiences.

"Winning the bid with OSS was a great success for ODG and we thank them for trusting us in the development of the project.  We look forward to continue delivering ‘inspired designs that work’ to travellers around the world,” said Hugo Vanderschaegh, general manager, ODG.

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