Al Araimi Walk to open in September 2020
June 11, 2018 | 4:39 PM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: Renowned for its quality lifestyle projects in the Sultanate - Al Raid Group has recently launched the nation’s first outlet mall and largest retailtainment destination – ‘Al Araimi Walk’ in Barka.

The iconic 240,000 sqm development project will set a new benchmark as the nation’s first-ever retailtainment destination; and will feature 164 retail outlets, 42 food and beverage outlets, 7 entertainment hubs, a hypermarket, and IMAX cinema.

Apart from offering shopping and family-oriented experiences - some of the highlights of the mall include: an indoor waterpark, trampoline park, snow village, ice-skating rink, virtual reality zone, and cliff climbing adventure facility.

With this delightful conflux of world-class retail outlets and exciting entertainment options, Omanis will be able to look forward to a fun-filled day of shopping and recreation with their friends and families. Ensuring varied shopping and commercial experiences that enhance and support community life; construction on Al Araimi Walk is scheduled to begin in July 2018, and the property will open its doors by September 2020.

Raid Abdullah Al Araimi, vice chairman, of the Al Raid Group elucidated, “Having a sprawling tree-lined promenade, a hi-tech digital park, gourmet restaurants, world-class designer brands and a lot more; each and every aspect of Al Araimi Walk will exemplify and reflect the essence of refined taste, and the innovative spirit of the Al Raid Group.”

He elaborated, “Through the launch of Al Araimi Walk it is our endeavour to become the nation’s number one destination for families, tourists and shoppers; where they can spend joyful moments exploring retail outlets, gathering at a wide selection of cafés and restaurants; and enjoying the several entertainment attractions that will be a part of our magnum opus property. That’s not all - through Al Araimi Walk, it is our goal to offer retailers the choice of selecting a strategic partner who will bring them closer to the consumer.”

A brand new retail concept - Al Araimi Walk will cater to a community that previously had to travel miles to shop and dine and no other mall will come close to delivering such a unique exciting shopping and entertainment experience. The mall will also help create jobs in the region, and serve as an ideal platform for entrepreneurs who want to start their businesses at a world-class destination.

In keeping with the Al Raid Group’s consumer-centric vision, Al Araimi Walk is strategically located at Barka, offering convenient access to millions of people from the Al Batinah region, the Al Batinah Expressway, and from the interior of Oman. Furthermore, the 400-metre façade on the main way facilitates a direct entry to the mall’s parking area.

It is noteworthy that Al Araimi Walk is part of Al Raid Group’s pledge to invest US$ 1 billion in Oman’s fast-expanding retail and hospitality sectors in the coming 5 years. Backing the group’s ambitious plans is its unwavering commitment to quality, innovation and confidence, in the growth potential of the Omani economy, the ingenuity of its people, and in the strategy for the future laid by its visionary leader, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

Al Raid Group that was founded in 1974 by Sheikh Abdullah Al Araimi is developing Al Araimi Walk. Al Raid has a strong experience in real estate development, asset management and a strong record in the completion of projects of outstanding quality on time. For more information, please visit With over 5 million sq. ft of built-up projects and 2 Million Sq. ft of projects under construction, the group has emerged as a specialist developer of futuristic shopping malls and remarkable leisure destinations, among others, in Oman.

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