PALM MALL MUSCAT TO OPEN IN 2017
With a huge aquarium set in a mall, a skating rink, snowy alpine scenes, VOX cinema and Thai Operator Dusit International running dusitD2 Palm Mall Muscat.
The Palm Mall, an Omani development worth RO90 million, has been unveiled with artistic renderings that have the general public buzzing about the new project.
Located in Al Mabella , the mall will feature the largest theme park in the Sultanate, an aquarium – the first and largest of its kind in Oman – a Snow Village with an ice skating rink and a 12-screen multiplex cinema with 4D. An ampitheatre, food courts and family entertainment area is also included in the plans, along with 70 branded hotel apartments.
The aquarium will showcase Oman’s marine life that is visible by scuba diving, a fast growing sport locally, which is adding further recognition to the countries’ beauty and diversity.
The Al Jarwani Group (AJG) is behind the Palm Mall Muscat and calls it a “milestone” project. “The vision is to create a destination that would bring all walks of people under one roof together to celebrate the everyday life, complimenting the vision of modern day Oman,” the company said on its website.
The mall will cover a total plot of 180,000 square metres, northwest of Muscat International Airport. The foundation stone will be laid by the end of the year and construction is expected to take 24 to 30 months, scheduled for completion in 2017.