In case you're wondering what's the latest in our pathetic retail environment, here's the lowdown from BusinessToday magazine:
City Center is expanding from their present 44,000 square meters of retail space to between 69,000 and 74,000 square meters. Not exactly doubling the size like the rumors said, but a 60% increase nonetheless. Should be ready by the year's end.
Markaz Al Bahja is expanding its cinema from 2 screens at the moment to 5 screens within the next six months (I guess that's the area currently taken by the Bowling Alley which they shut down) which would make it the largest cineplex in Oman. God that's depressing.
Bahja's also negotiating with 2 new international brands to open anchor locations in the mall.
Sultan Center will be starting a Just Ask service like what they have in Kuwait.
And that's it. Nothing more's happening.