Majid Al Futtaim begins construction of new ‘My City Centre Sur’ Oman
Majid Al Futtaim Properties—the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia—has broken ground on its newest community mall: My City Centre Sur, following the appointment of Oman Shapoorji Company LLC (OSCO) & Shapoorji Pallonji Mideast LLC (SPML) as the project’s main contractor.
Located in one of Oman’s growing coastal cities in the eastern province, My City Centre Sur is set to become a key destination for both residents and the increasing number of tourists visiting nearby attractions.
Aimed to be completed by 2018, My City Centre Sur—an OMR 15.2 million investment—will offer 16,500 square metres of gross leasable area with a tailored mix of practical and lifestyle-oriented stores and services, making it an ideal location for the community to shop, and socialise. The shopping centre will feature a 6800 sqm Carrefour Hypermarket as well as 50 select stores including food and beverage outlets.
“The appointment of the contractor and groundbreaking of My City Centre Sur means that we are several key steps closer to creating great moments for everyone, everyday, in that community.” said Ghaith Shocair, Chief Executive Officer Shopping Malls, Majid Al Futtaim Properties.
“We have been serving the Sultanate as a trusted construction and facility management partner for more than four decades now. It is such an honor to be Majid Al Futtaim’s appointed main contractor for new My City Centre Sur project in Oman. We believe that our businesses must touch the lives of people meaningfully and by being associated with the region’s retail pioneer, we are confident that we will deliver on our promise” said Mohandass Saini, CEO of Oman Shapoorji Company LLC/ Shapoorji Pallonji Mideast LLC.
When marking Majid Al Futtaim’s 15 years of investment and relationship-building in the Sultanate of Oman during 2016, the company announced plans to increase its total investment in the Sultanate to OMR 705 million by 2020, which includes the development of Mall of Oman, City Centre Sohar, My City Centre Sur, the continued development at Al Mouj Muscat, and the expansion of its existing retail and entertainment businesses including Magic Planet, Carrefour and VOX Cinemas.
Majid Al Futtaim’s planned investments are anticipated to create more than 42,000 direct and indirect job opportunities in the Sultanate in the next five years, including a significant percentage of Omani nationals seeking career development. The continued investment in Oman’s retail, leisure and entertainment infrastructure by Majid Al Futtaim supports the country’s National Strategy for Tourism 2040, which targets a 6 per cent rise in the contribution of the tourism sector to GDP and a near doubling of visitor numbers to five million annually.