By Sarah Townsend
New brands include Virgin Megastore, Bershka, American Eagle and Koton
Oman’s largest shopping mall, City Centre Muscat, plans to open 60 new retail outlets including 12 high profile international brands making their debut in the Sultanate.
The new brands include Virgin Megastore, Bershka, American Eagle and Koton.
F&F, New Look, Guess Accessories, Lovisa, Pandora jewellery and handmade cosmetics brand Lush will be coming to Oman for the first time, the newspaper said.
The new retail signings are part of the second phase of the RO27 million ($70 million) 10,000 square metre redevelopment plan of the mall, which is owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim.
The mall will have a new eatery zone with five casual restaurants offering a range of international cuisines, including Turkish restaurant Kosibasi.
There will also be a new 700-space car park.
Husam Al Mandhari, senior mall manager for City Centre Muscat, said: “After observing increases in both footfall and sales figures in 2014, and now by welcoming 60 additional shopping outlets in 2015, we are confident Majid Al Futtaim’s investments in City Centre Muscat will continue to bring robust growth in the years to come.”
The mall’s first phase of redevelopment – including a 10-screen cinema and refurbishment of the Magic Planet children’s entertainment zone – was completed last year.