By Neil Halligan
Phase 2 expansion to provide 60 new shopping and dining options when complete in 2015
UAE-based developer Majid Al Futtaim is to invest $70.1m (OMR 27m) on the second phase of its ongoing redevelopment of City Centre Muscat mall.
The planned retail expansion will provide up to 60 new shopping and dining options, in 10,000 square metres of new retail space.
As part of the plans, Majid Al Futtaim will expand the mall’s ground floor into the existing car park space to create a new retail corridor that will connect each end of the shopping mall, while a new car park structure, currently under construction, will accommodate 700 vehicles.
The new retail precinct will create 60 new stores featuring a diverse collection of lifestyle-oriented brands, including some new flagship stores making their debut in Oman, the developer said in a statement.
City Centre Muscat will also have a new dining zone, with five new casual-dining restaurants featuring different international cuisine.
Phase 2 of City Centre Muscat’s redevelopment will start later this year and is expected to be completed in 2015.
City Centre Muscat recently completed Phase 1 of its redevelopment, a $21.5m (OMR 8.3) project which saw the opening of a 10-screen VOX Cinemas plus enhancements made to Magic Planet and its food court dining area.For all the latest retail news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.