Oman: Construction of Al Araimi Boulevard on track for Sep opening
Oman-based Al Raid Group announced that the construction of the Al Araimi Boulevard is well underway and will be complete in time for a September opening.
Al Araimi Boulevard 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 technology, design and emerging concepts, to create a state-of-the-art facility.
With 70,500sqm of space to be leased out, Al Araimi Boulevard will accommodate fashion stores of all kinds offering something for everyone-trendy and everything in between. Entertainment options will include cine screens, a unique interactive wall and kinetic lighting displays, not to mention the largest Kid’s World of its kind in Oman.
Sheikh Raid Abdullah Al Araimi, vice chairman of Al Raid Group, said: “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 job opportunities to the local workforce and will be a one-of-its-kind experience for anyone and everyone.
“Al Araimi Boulevard has been conceptualized, 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 socialize, explore, shop, catch up over coffee or food, learn, play, have fun, relax and rejuvenate. With products and services ranging from retail, food & beverage, leisure, art, wellness and entertainment, ABLVD promises something for everyone.”
The two-level facility will have English-style landscaping, water features, fountains and roads that include the biggest food court, the largest glass atrium and the largest skylight measuring 5,190sqm, to illuminate it.