Construction of first ‘retailtainment’ destination in Oman to start soon

Omani developer Al Raid Group will shortly commence work on the nation’s first outlet mall and largest ‘retailtainment’ destination — ‘Al Araimi Walk’ in Barka.
The iconic 240,000 sqm development project will set a new benchmark as the nation’s first ever retailtainment destination; and will feature 164 retail outlets, 42 food and beverage outlets, 7 entertainment hubs, a hypermarket, and IMAX cinema.
Apart from offering shopping and family-oriented experiences – some of the highlights of the mall include: an indoor waterpark, trampoline park, snow village, ice-skating rink, virtual reality zone, and cliff climbing adventure facility.
Ensuring varied shopping and commercial experiences that enhance and support community life, construction on Al Araimi Walk is scheduled to begin in July 2018, and the property will open its doors by September 2020.
Raid Abdullah al Araimi, Vice Chairman, Al Raid Group, elucidated: “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.”
He elaborated: “Through the launch of Al Araimi Walk it is our endeavour to become the nation’s number one destination for families, tourists and shoppers; where they can spend joyful moments exploring retail outlets, gathering at a wide selection of cafés and restaurants; and enjoying the several entertainment attractions that will be a part of our magnum opus property.”
Al Araimi Walk is part of Al Raid Group’s pledge to invest $1 billion in Oman’s fast-expanding retail and hospitality sectors in the coming 5 years.