Monday, February 23, 2015

Often referred to as the Lulu Mall, Muscat's newest shopping mall is set to open this April (I think) and it's called The Avenues Mall. The mall has over 700,000 square feet of shop space spread over 3 floors and is bolted on to the existing lulu hypermarket in Ghubra. To put it another way, it's about 25% bigger than Muscat City Centre in terms of shop floor area available.

So it's a big mall then. Probably the biggest one in Oman so far! There is a pretty big multi-level department store planned on the right side of the mall (the opposite side to the Lulu's store) that has a lot of shops listed below in it, I've marked these with a [D] to show that they're all planned for this department store. In addition to the stores listed below, there is also a multi-screen cinema planned for the 2nd floor (the current roof I think) of the existing Lulu's store. I still don't know the franchise for this cinema.

The Avenues's mall is due to open soon - I still don't know exactly when, but perhaps April?

I've listed below as many signed up stores as I can, and here's the store listing that I have so far:

1. Swiss Arabian
2. Nectar
3. Devji
4. Vogue
5. Bait al Nakhbah
6. GFJ
7. Finland
8. Oud Elite
9. Sea Pearls LLC
10. D & N
11. Arabian Oud
12. Rasasi
13. Abdul Samad Al Quarashi
14. Rivoli Eye Zone
15. AFJ
16. Lotuff / Truefitt & Hill / Baxter of California
17. Salam Stores
18. Mikyajy
19. Top Note
20. Muscat Watch House
21. Damas
22. Pure Gold
23. Occhiali
24. Malabar Gold & Diamonds
25. Rivoli
26. The Face Shop
27. Flomar
28. Lemongrass Spa
29. Glossip
30. Inglot
31. MAC
32. H&M
33. Claire's
34. Payless Shoes
35. Mothercare
36. Boots (about time!!!!)
37. The Lookout
38. I am
39. Destination Maternity
40. Desigual
41. Oakley
42. Swarvoski
43. La Vie en Rose
44. Pinkberry
45. Nandos
46. Foot Locker
47. Athlete's Co
48. The Children's Place
49. Aldo
50. T & S
51. Women'Secret
52. Parfois
53. Collezione
54. Pedro [D]
55. Austin Reed [D]
56. Tommy Hilfiger [D]
57. Emporio88 [D]
58. Calvin Klein [D]
59. Sean John [D]
60. John Peter [D]
61. Allz [D]
62. Charles & Keith [D]
63. Aeropostale [D]
64. Henbury [D]
65. Casper & Gambini's
66. Grom
67. Folli Follie
68. Gerry Weber
69. LC Waikiki
70. Galler
71. Aigner
72. Passion
73. Mango
74. Nayomi
75. Etam
76. La Senza
77. M&Co.
78. Victoria's Secret
79. Bath & Body Works
80. Starbucks
81. Omega
82. Macaroni Grill
83. Khimji Ramdas mega store
84. Samsonite
85. Matalan
86. Kashka
87. Carters
88. Bossini
89. OshKosh
90. Shami
91. ELC
92. Hour Choice
93. Easy Life
94. Titan / Seiko
95. Samsung
96. Zahra Phones
97. Geekay Games
98. Salman Stores
99. Pro Media
100. Techlink
101. Oman Phone
102. Gadgets
103. Al Hashar
104. Buildex
105. Bread Talk
106. Coffee Republic
107. La moda
108. Mandoos
109. The Raymond Shop
110. Linen Club
111. Apple Store (!)
112. Smart Diet
113. Beyond the Beach
114. Natasha
115. Flip Flop
116. Cafe Vergnano 1882
117. Bilabong
118. Anta
119. Lamis
120. Shoe City
121. Mom&me
122. Sara
123. Borders
124. Caribou Coffee
125. Puma [D]
126. Route 66 [D]
127. ESP [D]
128. Sketchers [D]
129. Adidas [D]
130. DeFacto [D]
131. TCP [D]
132. Marina Furniture
133. Nike
134. Sun & Sand Sports
135. Eureka kids
136. KFC
137. Burger King
138. Papa Johns
139. Green Leaf Steak & Fries
140. Mandilicious
141. Donner Express
142. Villa
143. Pizza Hut
144. McDonalds
145. Falafel & more
146. From the tree
147. Burger station
148. Pizza Express
149. Magic Wok
150. Ruby Tuesday
151. Zen
152. Funtazmo kids play place
153. Bowling Centre
154. Babel Idris
155. Eatalian
156. Golds Gym
157. Olympia
158. Crystal Coffee
159. Rose World
160. Foto Flash Studio
161. Modern Cut
162. MMW
163. Omantel
164. Ooredoo
165. Bank Sohar
166. ahlibank
167. Bank Muscat
168. Brands General Trading

Well that's quite a lot of shops! I'll look forward to checking the mall out soon!

le fin.


Ayshe said...

Knowing that Boots is coming has made my day. I hope they manage to attract some more new stores to the malls here, I don't understand why they are all the same!

Anonymous said...

April...?!? Has anyone driven past it recently?!?!

Anonymous said...

April?!?! Has anyone driven past it recently?!

Anonymous said...

So disappointed. The list is large yes, but most of it is already a part of some other mall. Why oh why can't we have something new :-| .

Jdw said...

Cheesecake factory would have been nice :(

FatSu said...

Most recent estimate of opening I heard (from people representing shops due to open there) was the end of 2015.

bryan wilson said...

You can add Billabong to the list too :)

Anonymous said...

All the usual suspects, other than Boots, really boring.

Anonymous said...

I hope they learn from the debacle that is Grand Mall car park and actually make the parking bays wide enough to be able to enter/exit your car using the doors & not the sunroof.

Anonymous said...

If it's anything like the Avenues Mall in Kuwait the car park will be complete cluster-f***, with spaces too small (like the amateurishly designed MGM), and a circular route through, which results in huge delays while the more selfish drivers hold everyone behind up as they wait ages for people to come out of spaces, and the people coming out unable to, as they are reversing into stationary traffic.

On second thought it could be quite fun, as we watch today's stupidity and selfishness taken to entirely new levels.


Anonymous said...

Other than Boots disappointing!Same same! Why not a proper Woolies grocery store?? Harvey Nicks, Kenneth Cole, Priceline, Chemist Warehouse..just a few good departmentdepartment stores to provide some competition.

Anonymous said...

Another disappointment. I thought this mall will bring new fashion brands like Pull & Bear, American Eagle, Lacoste, Cielo, Bershka, Esprit, G2000, Hollister, and a lot more.

sini Karjalainen said...

I want Lush :(

Anonymous said...

American Eagle and LUSH is coming to City center seeb!

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