Al Araimi Boulevard establishes a new concept for shopping in Oman

Having many first-of-its-kind specifications and features, Al Araimi Boulevard (ABLVD) is the latest mall to open in Oman, by September 2018. Developed by Al Raid Group- the pioneer real estate developer- in cooperation with Design International and KAOSYS, the 147.500 sqm- build up area mall will host about 250 shops with total lease area of 70.500 sqm, as well as 3000 parking lots.
To update journalist, media people and the public, al Raid Group organised a field visit to the project at al Khoudh. The journalists have been briefed on the work progress at the ABLVD which is expected to be the first destination for shopping and entertainment in Oman. Shaikh Raid bin Abdullah al Araimi, the Vice-Chairman of Al Raid Group asserted that construction works is going on according to the plan, saying: the project is based on our group innovative vision to bring to Oman a value addition to the sector of shopping and entertainment. With completion, the mall will host many international brands and world class facilities for entertainment to make the shopping experience a unique one. For example, the entertainment area stretches over 6000sqm and provided with modern 10 screen-cinemas, the largest food court hosting 20 restaurants and accommodates 1200 people.
According to the recommendations of Design International, the new mall will establish for a new concept of shopping based on deep understanding for client needs. The project adopts the latest technologies. To name but a few; there will be a special application for the mall that can be used through all smart phones. Using this application, the shoppers can know where is the available parking lots, reserve tables at the restaurant, make orders, receive smart bills and know the latest offers. Moreover, the mall is supported with many other services, such as the hand free shopping, gift wrapping and helping at parking, to make sure the shoppers fell comfortable and enjoy their experience.
The glass doom that is supported with solar panels lets the day light goes inside and- at the same time- re-uses the solar energy as a sustainable source of power. Apart from the clean energy, the mall is planned to adopt recycling systems and eco-operating systems to be the first environment friendly mall in the sultanate.
The developer didn’t spare effort to offer the latest trends and attitudes of shopping all over the world to the shoppers. The mall has been exceptionally designed to be the best go-gathering for individuals and families. It will offer activities fitting all tastes. The 14 open restaurants offer an exceptional experience of dinning out. The restaurants look over the gardens and fountains. There will be five world class restaurants that will offer the best recipes from every corner in the world
Shaikh Raid bin Abdullah al Araimi highlighted that construction work has begun in July 2016 and opening is scheduled to be in September 2018.” Works go as scheduled, and we look forward to the future with all optimism for more new projects that contribute to the march of development in Oman”, he added.
Al Raid Group was founded in 1974 with its founder Shaikh Abdullah bin Ali al Araimi whose vision is to develop real estate projects of international standards to support the economic development in Oman. The group has developed to be one of the biggest real estate developers in Oman. Shaikh Raid bin Abdullah said, “ after 40 years, the group now is among the top real estate developers operating in Oman. We have a long record of achievements and success. Al Araimi Boulevard — with its exceptional and first of its kind features and specifications — matches the royal directives of HM Sultan Qaboos to create a strong partnership between the private sector and the government to build a new phase of cooperation to increase the growth of the domestic investments, create new jobs and enhancing the international investors’ confidence on the national economy”.