Ground has been broken at the 14,000 sqm Muscat Bay Village Square development.
Oman Shapoorji Company is handling the construction on behalf of Muscat Bay, which is a joint venture between Saraya Holdings and Oman Tourism Development Company.
Shapoorji Pallonji Mideast is the designated general contractor and MEP contractor.
Sheikh Hamood bin Sultan Al Hosni, CEO for Muscat Bay said: “The commencement of construction work in the commercial area marks an incredible milestone in our efforts to continue providing various high-quality facilities at Muscat Bay and to make it a perfect oasis for residents and visitors.
“After its completion, which should be around next year, and together with the opening of the first five-star Jumeirah hotel, our flagship project will be an iconic addition to Muscat.”
The project is due for completion mid 2020 and will feature a number of restaurants, cafes, a supermarket, a gym and retail stores.
Al Hosni added: “This is mainly to ensure that the remaining space is left for landscaping and for car parking, in order to create a comfortable atmosphere for visitors.
“One of the special features is the open space that extends to more than 75% of the total land area.
“Moreover, the design of the commercial area is inspired by Omani architecture, with a contemporary European touch, to create a sophisticated and practical look.”