Tilal Development Company has unveiled plans to expand Muscat Grand Mall in Oman, which is expected to cost more than $130m.
The expansion will see the addition of 30,000m² of space to the mall to house 100 new stores, which will bring the total number of stores to 250.
Plans also include doubling the area for parking space, expanding the entertainment options and creating a new retail and lifestyle destination in the Sultanate of Oman.
Muscat Grand Mall is part of the Tilal Complex, the first mixed-use development in the Sultanate, and features more than 125 retail outlets, 30,000m² of commercial offices and a residential community comprised of 250 apartments, 115 hotel apartments and a rooftop garden.
The mall also claims to have the largest food court in Oman and a three-screen cinema.
Tilal Development Company board member Abdul Rahman Barham said the first phase of the project has been completed with more than 90% of the retail and residential spaces already sold.
"In addition, the expansion will create increased employment opportunities for Omanis and will also be a mechanism through which we can support small and medium enterprises," Barham said.
Tilal Development said expansion will make the project the largest mall in Oman.
Muscat General Mall general manager Hassan Jaboub said the mall is already attracting between 17,000-20,000 visitors per day and the addition of new space will increase the number to 30,000.
"With the first phase secure, we are looking towards strengthening the fashion portfolio of the mall," he said.
Image: The expansion of Muscat Grand Mall will see the addition of 30,000m² of space. Photo courtesy of Tilal Development Company.