Oasis Mall to create 350 new jobs in Oman

Business Wednesday 01/June/2016 20:47 PM
By: Times News Service
Oasis Mall to create 350 new jobs in Oman

Muscat: Oasis Mall, a brand new shopping destination, opening in Al Khuwair on June 16, is expected to create 350 new jobs.
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It is a venture of the Landmark Group, a leading Retail and Hospitality conglomerate in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian subcontinent.
“With Oasis Mall, our focus is to provide our customers with a neighbourhood shopping destination,” Clive Freeman COO, Landmark Group Oman told Times of Oman in an exclusive interview.
“Our mall provides a wide range of services, retail and dining offering and an entertainment centre. So there is something for each member of the family. It will be a one stop destination for our customers,” he added.
Oasis Mall, 8th for the Landmark group, encompasses a wide selection of brands and categories in a compact, shopping-focused format offering outstanding value for money.
According to Clive, Oasis mall will have 38 stores which are spread on two floors.
Mall’s strength lies in multiple and diverse anchor stores including Home Centre, Babyshop, Splash, Shoe Mart , Lifestyle & the fastest growing electronics chain at E-max .
Babyshop and Mothercare offer adorable options for the mall’s youngest shoppers.
Oman’s fashion enthusiasts can satisfy their thirst for the latest trends at stores such as Splash, Max, New Look, Koton, and Iconic amongst others.
Other concepts available at Oasis Mall include Fun City which will provide children and young adults with a variety of fun activities in specially created learning and play zones, a food court which features a delectable spread - from fast food to cafes.
McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Star bucks etc are some of the food outlets available in the food court.
Oasis Mall will also bring in regional themed cuisine with different brands.
“The Al Khuwair area has been a popular destination for the Group’s brands. When we got an opportunity to build a mall, we felt that it was an ideal location to extend our offering to our loyal customers in this community,” Freeman said.
Mall also has an atrium area where they plan to organise different kind of events for promotions and also to showcase various things in the mall.
According to him, Landmark Group is operating in Oman for the last 24 years and they have 87 stores in Oman.
According to Freeman, Landmark Group has done a research on the area before setting up the building.
“As per our study this is one of the best areas to establish a community mall,” Freeman said.
According to the COO, the mall will creatine 350 job opportunities.
Speaking about the Omanisation Clive said, “Omanisation ranks highly in our agenda. We have also developed a plan to create more managerial roles for our Omani colleagues.”
“Last year, we recruited more than 40 Omani colleagues in supervisory and managerial posts, and we look forward to adding to this number,” he added.
Freeman also said that the establishment of Oasis Mall is the reflection if the opportunity and growth potential in Oman.
“This kind of development gives lot of opportunity in terms of Omanisation and developing managerial roles for the Omani nationals,” Freeman said.
Speaking about Landmark Oman’s future plan, Freeman said, “We are setting up new malls in Sohar and Salalah and it is expected to open in the first quarter of 2018.”