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COWI builds the biggest mall in Oman

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​​The Avenues will be a significant addition to the retail market in Oman in terms of size.

Set to be Oman’s biggest mall, The Avenues Mall expects to opens its doors to consumers in the fall of 2014. COWI has been part of the project from day one.

Our valuable Client, H.E. Sheikh Saud Ali Abdullah Al Khalili is currently building an extension to the existing hypermarket at Ghubra, Oman. And this will provide the shopping mall (The Avenues Mall) with an additional floor area of 120,000 m2 and will be managed by Lulu Group International, a leading hypermarket chain in the Gulf region. 

The project includes a four storey central atrium with a 42m diameter dome, 20 anchor stores, more than 100 retail units, 20 coffee shops, 10 formal dining restaurants, and two food courts. On top of that the hypermarket will feature Oman’s largest Family Entertainment Area, a bowling alley and a spa & health club.

“This is quite a large project for COWI Gulf. The Avenues Mall is going to be the biggest mall in Oman, with construction cost is 40 million OMR. ” says Head of Site Management, Sathyanarayan Maneparambil.


A growing market

The Avenues will be a significant addition to the retail market in Oman in terms of size. COWI carried out the pre-contract design which included architectural, structural, MEP and fire engineering design, and now COWI is now engaged in the post contract supervision. Currently there is a lot of investment in the retail market in Oman, and COWI & Partners are involved in a number of ongoing retail projects.

“There is definitely a high potential for projects like this in Oman. A few more malls are already in the pipeline, and COWI is already involved in extension of two other malls, namely the Muscat City Centre and the Qurum City Centre,” says Maneparambil.​

LAST UPDATED: 16.09.2016