The Avenues mall opens tomorrow



Tomorrow (18th May) see's a soft launch of the Avenues mall (lulu mall) in Ghubra (but they insist it's Bowsher). It's a quiet launch, and the mall should be officially opened around 1pm tomorrow afternoon. The top level (3rd floor) isn't ready yet, and so will be blocked off, but the rest of the areas of the mall will be open (except of course the cinema which hasn't started yet), and I'm told that there will be about 50 stores open tomorrow, with up to an additional 50 stores that will be ready by the end of the month, so by June, 100 or so stores will be open.

The sad news is that Boots won't be in those 100 stores. In fact, if rumors are true, Boots might not be coming to Muscat at all, something to do with licenses or something. Their branding is up in the mall, but there isn't any work done to the unit behind the hoarding I'm told. Time will tell I guess.

It'll be nice to walk around the mall, and in a few months I'm sure most of the outlets will be open. Ghubra is getting better and better.... :)

le fin.
The Avenues mall opens tomorrow The Avenues mall opens tomorrow Reviewed by Sythe on Sunday, May 17, 2015 Rating: 5

12 comments:

  1. Noooooooooo. No Boots? I'm comment-less.

    ReplyDelete
  2. That area is considered Bosher or Khuwair but definitely not Ghubra.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I assume its the long awaited IMAX screen that City Cinema said would be open this year.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Boots won't be here as Muscat Pharmacy allegedly aided blocking their licence due to the worry of losing business,

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ghubra is part of Wilayat Bowsher, I was told.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I really enjoy your blogs and thanks for putting the actual date on this blog when something is happening. I have looked at several blogs in the past and got quite excited about something - only to find out that I was a year or 2 too late ha ha ha.
    If you wouldn't mind - could you pls start your blog with the date that you write it - it will save me and others a few disappointments! Keep up the good work - thank you

    ReplyDelete
  8. To the last anon - I know!!! I am pulling my hair out trying to get the dates back - I've tried everything I can think of, even uploading different templates but still nothing. I'll start putting the dates into every post I make going forward. You can see the publishing date if you hover your mouse over the time that the post was published, a little sign will come up with the full date. I've got full date details checked on the blog but it's just not working.

    I'll keep trying.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh thats great many thanks! I know this technology stuff has a mind of its own!! ha ha ha - I can hover - but cant see any dates - we all have our techy problems hey ho! Enjoy your day.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Will we ever get an IKEA do you think??

    ReplyDelete
  11. Went there today.
    Typical.
    Lowest bidder construction.
    Shoddy workmanship. No finishing.
    Useless!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I was more than happy to uncover this great site. I need to thank you for your time due to this fantastic read!!
    I definitely enjoyed every bit of it and I have you bookmarked to see new information on your blog.
    WordPress Chat Plugin

    ReplyDelete

This is a free blog hosted in the USA, comments are not moderated and should be treated as individual observations made by the commenter, they are not the views of the author of this blog unless specifically noted as such (eg a comment posted under the account of the blog owner). Should an individual or company wish a specific comment(s) removed please contact me at mrsythe[at]gmail[dot]com and inform me and I will delete it as soon as I read the email.

Powered by Blogger.