Majid Al Futtaim will grow its existing portfolio of pioneering malls in Oman with City Centre Sohar. The mall, located in the Northern Governorate’s historic capital Sohar, is due to open in late 2018. Conveniently located on Batinah Highway, the mall will add 40,000m2 of gross leasable area to the Sultanate’s booming retail sector. Sohar, a port city and major industrial hub, has seen substantial economic growth in recent years, which Majid Al Futtaim is keen to contribute to. The construction contract for City Centre Sohar has been awarded to the Oman-based company Al Turki Enterprise and the work will commence in November 2017. City Centre Sohar has set a target to achieve LEED Gold status – the coveted energy-efficient design certification – within three months of opening.