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Oman Avenues Mall to Welcome Visitors to the Sultanate’s First IKEA Megastore

  • DATE: 21-06-2022
  • VENUE: Muscat

15th June 2022, Muscat: IKEA, the Swedish furniture giant and home furnishing retailer will open its doors to the first flagship store at Oman Avenues Mall on 19th June 2022. The two-storey 25,000 sqm outlet will include cutting-edge customer experience technology and will offer inspirational unique home furnishing ideas.

Oman Avenues Mall embarked on an all-encompassing transformational journey to stay relevant in light of the changing retail landscape, which included macro-scale infrastructure augmentation. Easily accessible through Sultan Qaboos Street, the new development will be connected to major population centers via dedicated flyovers, bridges and the recently expanded roads. Al Taher Group, the developers of Oman Avenues Mall are on the brink of completing all complementary work for the launch of IKEA. Also, the mall introduced 550 parking bays on the roof level directly connecting the parking lots to the cinemas, the food court and the family entertainment center on the second level as well as an additional 500 parking bays to the lower ground level. Ensuring a seamless and hassle-free shopping experience for visitors, parking information will be made available through smart directional signs. An exclusive parking area for loyal and premium customers with special access to the mall through private lift access shall also be established in the near future

“With innovation, design and value behind every component mapped out, we can affirm that we are positioned to take on large-scale projects to meet the demands and serve the community. As we are nearing the launch date of IKEA Oman, the road infrastructural works are progressing towards completion,” said Eng. Saud Mohammed Al Khalili, Development Director, Al Taher Group. “By adding IKEA to its retail portfolio, Oman Avenues Mall will further enhance its offerings whilst simultaneously creating an inviting atmosphere,” he added.

Harnessing technology and digitalisation, the mall developers have also fitted smart navigation stands, interactive digital screens, wall projectors to assist in room planning and product selection and much more. Shoppers will be assisted by digital signage and in-store technology to locate the most suitable furniture, visualise room layouts and schedule deliveries in the shortest time. Delivering a smarter and more personalised shopping experience, the mall has focused on digitising customer service as well as elevating innovation and sustainability.

“We are ecstatic to be hosting the country’s very first IKEA megastore at Oman Avenues Mall. After analysing people’s demands, we realised the gap in the market and worked on delivering the best solution to future-proof the mall by hosting a globally renowned brand like IKEA. The trust retailers have in us is a testimony of our dedication and perseverance to continue offering our services,” said Ashraf Ali M A, Executive Director of Lulu group international. “We are fully prepared and waiting to open doors to our first guests and deliver the experience we have promised. Our approach is to ensure that visitors get what they are looking for and far more from their very first interaction at the mall," he added.

The new IKEA will have over 9000 articles covering Living Room, Bedroom, Kitchen, Bathroom and other home décor selections. Furthermore, the country’s first store will also be available virtually through a comprehensive, user-friendly website, enabling customers to browse their latest catalogued products in their homes’ comfort and opt for home delivery, thereby, enjoying an array of self-service, which ultimately increases customer convenience. The premises also include a 400-seater restaurant serving IKEA’s world-famous delicacies.

Oman Avenues Mall, the Sultanate’s premier destination for shopping, dining and leisure experiences, is on track with its transformation journey. With a four-phase makeover plan afoot, the mall is driving positive changes to become bigger and better. Already offering a unique ambience and guest experience, the mall is gearing up for hosting leading global brands across segments, to provide a complete and aesthetic experience to customers.

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