Developer sets September 2020 as opening date for 240,000sqm Al Araimi Walk
Oman’s Al Raid Group has announced the launch of Al Araimi Walk, which it says will be the Sultanate’s first outlet mall and largest “retailtainment” destination.
Spread over 240,000sqm in the Barka area, the development will feature 164 retail outlets, 42 food and beverage outlets, seven entertainment hubs, a hypermarket, and an IMAX cinema, said an announcement from the group, terming the project as “a new benchmark in the country’s retailtainment” sector.
Other highlights of the facility will include an indoor waterpark, a trampoline park, a snow village, an ice-skating rink, a virtual reality zone, and cliff climbing facilities, said the announcement from Al Raid, which added that construction on Al Araimi Walk is scheduled to begin in this month 2018 and the property will open its doors by September 2020.
Raid Abdullah Al Araimi, vice chairman, Al Raid Group, said: “Having a sprawling tree-lined promenade, a high-tech digital park, gourmet restaurants, world-class designer brands and a lot more, each and every aspect of Al Araimi Walk will exemplify and reflect the essence of refined taste, and the innovative spirit of the Al Raid Group.
“Through the launch of Al Araimi Walk it is our endeavor to become the nation’s number one destination for families, tourists and shoppers. It is (also) our goal to offer retailers the choice of selecting a strategic partner who will bring them ‘closer to the consumer’.”
According to the developer, Al Araimi Walk will cater to a community that previously had to travel miles to shop and dine. The mall will also help create jobs in the region, and serve as a platform for entrepreneurs who want to start businesses at a world-class destination.