OMR15.2 million new mall to open in Sur next year

Oman Monday 13/February/2017 21:25 PM
By: Times News Service
OMR15.2 million new mall to open in Sur next year

Sur: Majid Al Futaim’s OMR 15.2 million community mall ‘My City Center Sur’ is now under construction in Wilayat Sur.
The project scheduled to be completed by 2018 will offer 16,500 square metres of gross leasable area with a tailored mix of practical and lifestyle-oriented stores and services.
It will also feature a 6800 square metre Carrefour Hypermarket as well as 50 select stores including food and beverage outlets.
Oman Shapoorji Company LLC and Shapoorji Pallonji Mideast LCC were appointed the main contractors for the job.
“The appointment of the contractor and groundbreaking of My City Centre Sur means that we are several key steps closer to creating great moments for everyone, everyday, in that community.” said Ghaith Shocair, Chief Executive Officer Shopping Malls, Majid Al Futtaim Properties.
“We have been serving the Sultanate as a trusted construction and facility management partner for more than four decades now. It is such an honor to be Majid Al Futtaim’s appointed main contractor for new My City Centre Sur project in Oman. We believe that our businesses must touch the lives of people meaningfully and by being associated with the region’s retail pioneer, we are confident that we will deliver on our promise” said Mohandass Saini, CEO of Oman Shapoorji Company LLC/ Shapoorji Pallonji Mideast LLC.
Majid Al Futaim announced plans to increase its total investment in the Sultanate to OMR 705 million by 2020, which includes the development of Mall of Oman, City Centre Sohar, My City Centre Sur, the continued development at Al Mouj Muscat, and the expansion of its existing retail and entertainment businesses including Magic Planet, Carrefour and VOX Cinemas.
Majid Al Futtaim’s planned investments are anticipated to create more than 42,000 direct and indirect job opportunities in the Sultanate in the next five years, including a significant percentage of Omani nationals seeking career development. The continued investment in Oman’s retail, leisure and entertainment infrastructure by Majid Al Futtaim supports the country’s National Strategy for Tourism 2040, which targets a 6 per cent rise in the contribution of the tourism sector to GDP and a near doubling of visitor numbers to five million annually.