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IWG to open two HQ locations in Oman


Muscat: IWG, the office space provider worldwide, is marking its presence in the Sultanate of Oman with the opening of a flagship HQ flex office in Al Khuwair, as demand for hybrid workspaces continues to rise steadily in the Omani capital.

The company will also deliver a new HQ office in the commercial center of Al Athaiba in the capital city.

IWG will occupy the ground, 1st, and 2nd floors of the 7-story Bait Eteen building in Al Khuwair. Spread across 1,274 square meters, IWG’s new center in Oman, scheduled for August 2023 opening, will offer 76 fully serviced private offices in an inspiring environment to focus, connect and collaborate with colleagues, clients, and other like-minded businesses.

Opening in partnership with building owners, the HQ center at Bait Eteen building in Al Khuwair will also have six coworking desks, designed with collaboration in mind in a shared working environment, and four fully equipped meeting rooms with IT and tech support. An energy-efficient building, the new center will be light and spacious and provide for all client needs.

In a new deal announcement, IWG will also partner with Fahad Al Dughaishi, to deliver a new HQ location scheduled for December 2023 opening. Covering 1,269 square meters across the 5th, 6th, and 7th floors of a centrally located building in Azaiba, the new center is found in a prominent business, retail, and banking area in the Omani capital. Easily accessible from the highway, the

flex space will also provide ample parking facilities.

IWG’s professional and sociable workspaces are designed for maximum productivity, collaboration, and idea sharing, and are trusted by the world’s largest companies including Microsoft, Disney, Uber, and Samsung, amongst a host of others. A leader in the workspace revolution, the brand already has a presence in more than 3,500 locations in 120 countries worldwide.

Muscat currently has around 400,000 sqm of mid to higher-grade office space for the rental market with a further roughly 100,000 sqm of office space under construction. In the capital, the rising demand is for high-quality offices equipped with modern amenities and abundant natural

light. In the post-pandemic period, Oman witnessed a rapid evolution of the workplace with a growing potential for co-working spaces to better suit the requirements of start-ups and smaller companies who are key drivers of the ongoing economic transformation in the Sultanate. As the city adapted to the new world of work, the culture of flexible and hybrid office spaces was further welcomed as

these offered a different development approach to more traditional office spaces.

Mark Dixon, CEO and Founder of IWG said, “We are establishing a stronger and much-needed footprint in the Sultanate of Oman with this latest opening. As an important business hub, Muscat is a fantastic place for us to boost our expansion plans. The need for high-quality flexible

workspaces continues to soar as hybrid working becomes the new normal. We are very pleased to work in partnership with our partners to develop the HQ brand under a management agreement that will add a cutting-edge workspace to their building.

Our opening in centrally located Al Khuwair and Azaiba comes at a time when more and more companies are discovering that flexible working boosts employee happiness and satisfaction while helping the environment. Our workplace model is also proven to increase productivity and allows for a business to scale up or down at significantly reduced costs.”

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