Al Raid Group’s Al Araimi Boulevard (ABLVD) – Oman’s largest shopping, entertainment and lifestyle destination – is gearing up for its September opening, with construction works in full swing.
The unique two-level retail haven will make use of cutting edge technology, design and emerging concepts, to present shoppers with a world-class, state-of-the-art facility. The mall will lease out 70,500m2 of space and will accommodate fashion stores, including some of the world’s finest brands; entertainment options, such as cine screens, an interactive wall and kinetic lighting displays; as well as the largest Kid’s World of its kind in Oman.
Vice chairman, Al Raid Group, Sheikh Raid Abdullah Al Araimi commented on the project: “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.”
Sheikh Al Araimi continued: “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 and beverage, leisure, art, wellness and entertainment, ABLVD promises something for everyone.”
Al Araimi Boulevard will impress guests with its English-style landscaping, water features, fountains and roads that include a large food court, a glass atrium and the largest skylight measuring 5,190m2 to illuminate it.