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Revamp work in full swing at Al Taher's top Oman retail development

MUSCAT, May 26, 2022

Oman-based Al Taher Group has announced that steady progress is being made on the four-phase makeover plan at its premier retail and leisure destination in the sultanate - Oman Avenues Mall. 
The redevelopment project comprises large-scale infrastructure enhancements, including the introduction of a dedicated flyover extension to the development as well as bridges and the expansion of adjacent roads that will connect the property to major population-centric areas, said the project developer. 
Al Taher Group has announced that the upgrade of the road behind the mall, to a four-lane road, will be completed in the next few days whilst work is in full swing on the two bridges connecting the feeder road to either side of Sultan Qaboos Street. 
The extension of the flyover connection to the mall is expected to be completed in the later part of the year, however, the new street-level connection from Sultan Qaboos Street to the lower ground parking will be ready soon. 
These plans to expand the road network around the mall will contribute to enhancing the shopping experience, it added.
On the ongoing revamp work, Development Director Engineer Saud Mohammed Al Khalili said: "Al Taher Group is pleased that the expansion works of Oman Avenues Mall are on schedule. This project is a landmark development in Muscat that is advantageously situated to meet local demand in a burgeoning catchment area with a youthful demography and positioned to serve Oman's flourishing business and leisure visitor numbers."
In preparation for a projected increase in footfall, new parking spaces are being created, which include 550 bays on the roof level and lower ground level. This will integrate the parking area to the second level and directly to the cinemas, food court and family entertainment centre, he stated. 
Likewise, an extension to the lower ground level parking will also connect another 500 spots to the mall, which will seamlessly link to the open parking on the mall’s north wing, he added. 
On track with its transformation journey, Al Taher Group said the Omani retail destination is gearing up to host the first mega store of Swedish furniture giant Ikea.
"Since its inception, Oman Avenues Mall has become Oman’s leading retail and leisure destination. Our mall’s transformational plan is in anticipation of changing customer expectations and in line with global retail trends," remarked Gogi George, General Manager, Development and Leasing, Lulu Group International. 
"The expansion project would deliver a fresh and diverse offering that would enrich the consumer experience," he stated.
"This makeover is ideally aligned with the sultanate's strategic vision to strengthen the capital's standing as a desirable business, tourism, and lifestyle destination," he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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