Al Araimi Boulevard set for September opening
June 12, 2018 | 2:52 PM
by Times News Service
This one-of-a-kind mall combines cutting edge technology, design and emerging concepts, to create a world-class, state-of-the-art facility. - Supplied picture

Muscat: The construction of Al Araimi Boulevard (ABLVD), Oman’s largest shopping, entertainment and lifestyle destination, is well underway and will be completed in time for a September opening. The project is a venture of the Al Raid group, one of the pioneers in developing futuristic shopping malls and leisure destinations in Oman.

This one-of-a-kind mall combines cutting edge technology, design and emerging concepts, to create a world-class, state-of-the-art facility. Classified among the top 25 new malls in the world, Al Araimi Boulevard draws inspiration from the beauty and diversity of Oman and has been designed for families and those young at heart.

With 70,500 square metres of space to be leased out, Al Araimi Boulevard will accommodate fashion stores of all kinds offering something for everyone: trendy, ubercool and everything in between. The finest collection of labels from around the world will keep shoppers coming back for more. Entertainment options will be on another level, with cine screens, a unique interactive wall and mesmerising kinetic lighting displays, not to mention the largest Kid’s World of its kind in Oman.

“Al Araimi Boulevard will set new standards in the retail sector. It is being built on a completely futuristic design and concept that will redefine the way people shop, relax and get entertained. The mall has plenty of room for more fashion brands to make their presence felt. Al Araimi Boulevard is expected to generate over 2,000 direct and indirect jobs for the local workforce and will be a one-of-its-kind experience for anyone and everyone,” said Sheikh Raid Abdullah Al Araimi, Vice-Chairman of Al Raid Group.

“Al Araimi Boulevard has been conceptualised, keeping in mind the growing shopping and lifestyle needs of customers. Malls are no longer just shopping centres, they are complete lifestyle destinations. Our aim to infuse this idea and create an outstanding destination to provide an exceptional experience for visitors is about to come to life. Al Araimi Boulevard will be a one-stop-shop for families to socialise, explore, shop, catch up over coffee or food, learn, play, have fun, relax and rejuvenate. With products and services ranging from retail, food & beverage, to leisure, art, wellness and entertainment, ABLVD promises something for everyone,” he added.

This two-level facility will have English-style landscaping, water features, fountains and roads, and Oman’s biggest food court, largest glass atrium and largest skylight measuring 5,190 square metres, to illuminate it. Eco-friendly, trendy and luxurious, Al Araimi Boulevard is a much-awaited project, not just in Oman, but the whole of the Middle East.

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