Muscat Bay lays foundation stone for Village Square

Muscat Bay has awarded the construction work to Oman Shapoorji Company

Muscat Bay has broken ground on its new commercial venture- Village Square, which is being built over an area of more than 14,000 sqm within the development.

According to a statement form Muscat Bay- a joint venture between Saraya Holdings and Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran), construction work will be handled by Oman Shapoorji Company and is expected to be completed by the middle of next year.

Extending over 1640 sqm., the new Village Square will include a range of facilities such as restaurants, cafes, a supermarket, a gym and retail stores, while the building comprises of two levels, together with a carpark capacity of 81 cars.

Sheikh Hamood bin Sultan Al Hosni, CEO for Muscat Bay said: “The commencement of construction work in the commercial area marks an incredible milestone in our efforts to continue providing various high-quality facilities at Muscat Bay and to make it a perfect oasis for residents and visitors.”

“After its completion, which should be around next year, and together with the opening of the first five-star Jumeirah hotel, our flagship project will be an iconic addition to Muscat,” he stated.

Al Hosni pointed out that the Village Square had been designed to preserve the authentic identity of Muscat Bay and was therefore limited to just over 1,600 sqm.

“This is mainly to ensure that the remaining space is left for landscaping and for car parking, in order to create a comfortable atmosphere for visitors. One of the special features is the open space that extends to more than 75 per cent of the total land area. Moreover, the design of the commercial area is inspired by Omani architecture, with a contemporary European touch, to create a sophisticated and practical look,” he added.

The Village Square is located on an area that extends over 18,000 sqm. and includes public facilities such as swimming pool for adults and children as well as multi-use playgrounds. The Parkland, which was inaugurated earlier this year, together with the new Village Square will together form the heart of the project, the statement said.

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