Muscat City Centre offers customers a greater choice of international shopping options – just in time for the gift-giving, holiday season
12 new stores open their doors as Muscat City Centre continues to position itself as the Sultanate’s premier shopping destination
MUSCAT, Oman, 20 December 2011 – In the lead up to the gift-giving season, Muscat City Centre has opened an array of new quality lifestyle stores. With the recent opening of Nayomi, Ulla Popken , Bella la Rose, and Accessori Mr – in addition to three internationally recognized brands including the newly opened Victoria’s Secret, Toys ‘R’ Us and Marks & Spencer, shoppers will be spoilt for choice this festive season.
Opening for the first time in Oman, international favourite Victoria’s Secret provides gift-givers with an abundance of signature fragrances and scented personal care products such as delicious fruity and floral perfumes, scented lotions, soaps and home fragrances, while the recently-opened Marks &
Spencer offers classic, affordable business and casual wear, as well as children’s wear, home accessories and specialized food products.
Stocking thousands of quality toys for boys and girls, as well as the latest and hottest games, educational and developmental toys, sporting goods, and baby products, Toys “R” Us is located on the first floor of the mall in the East wing and offers families lots of fun and interactive gift options this holiday season. Moreover, the exciting store also provides children with a fun, educational environment allowing kids to learn as they play, while parents pick up gift ideas!
“We’re pleased to enhance the visitor experience by continually offering fresh, new shopping options to meet the evolving needs of residents and visitors to Muscat City Centre,” said Ibrahim Al Qasmi, Asset Director for Muscat City Centre. “Presenting internationally recognized brands such as Marks & Spencer and Victoria’s Secret – which has just recently celebrated their opening – sets us apart from competitors, as well as positioning Muscat City Centre as the Sultanate’s premier shopping destination. This holiday season we continue to offer our loyal customers convenience, choice and accessibility”.
Also joining Muscat City Centre’s offer is American classic wear brand GAP, handbag and accessories specialist Kipling and creative kitchenware store Lakeland. Further new openings to look forward to at the mall include French niche brand L'Artisan Parfumeur, which specializes in scented products for the home and Edible Arrangements – the UAE-based company providing customers with fresh fruit bouquets to make any day special and world-renowned electronic store Samsung.
About Muscat City Centre:
Muscat City Centre, first opened in October, 2001, is the biggest and most dominant mall in Oman and recently underwent a 16-month RO 22.5 million expansion project. The original 33,036 square meters GLA of the Centre has now expanded to a total of 60,484 square meters of GLA, almost doubling the size of the mall and housing a total of 63 new stores since the beginning of 2007.
The Centre currently houses 147 retail outlets, a Carrefour hypermarket, Magic Planet and an international food court with 22 cafes and restaurants. Of the new stores that have been added to the mall, 95 per cent of the brands are making an entry into Oman retail market for the first time including Home Centre, E-Max, Centrepoint, Zara and Borders bookstore. With 42 top new brands, a first-of-its-kind, dedicated flyover and spacious multi-level parking lot, Muscat City Centre is the biggest and most dominant mall in Oman.
About Majid Al Futtaim Properties:
Majid Al Futtaim Properties is leading developer of shopping malls together with hotels and mixed-use community projects in the MENA region. Majid Al Futtaim Properties has changed the face of shopping, leisure and entertainment in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It currently owns and operates ten world-class shopping malls in the region with three of its flagship projects based in Dubai. Majid Al Futtaim Properties has earned numerous accolades and awards from international organizations that have recognized its leadership and the quality of its properties. The Company’s shopping malls continue to witness a steady increase in footfall with more than 135 million visitors during 2010.
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