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All-women residential, retail complex for students launched

16 Oct 2019

‘The Myriad, Muscat’, the first of its kind, all-ladies, off-campus residential and retail complex for students and trainees was officially launched during a ceremony held under the patronage of H E Dr Rawiyah bint Saud al Busaidi, Minister of Higher Education.

The project secured an RO20mn facility from Muzn Islamic Banking, National Bank of Oman (NBO). The event saw the attendance of H H Sayyidah Rawan Ahmed al Said, chairperson of NBO. Representing the developers of the project, Mohammed bin Sulaiman al Kindi, chairman of Sandan Development, and Salaam al Shaksy, chairman of The Shaksy Group also attended joined by Hilal al Busaidi, chief executive officer of Mubbadrah Holding Company.

Joining them was Vikram Rao, chief executive officer of the The Myriad and Strategic Housing Group (SHG), a specialised housing project development and operations management firm, bringing this community living project to the sultanate.

The property is located along the Muscat Expressway, in close proximity to Sultan Qaboos University and other highly reputed institutions. It has been carefully designed under the guidelines of the local authorities, as well as The Myriad’s design and material specifications ensure safety and comfort for the 2,500 residents and visitors alike. The rooms will be fully furnished with en-suite facilities and residents will have the choice between single and multi-occupancy room types. Common areas have been cleverly optimised to cater to resident needs, including trendy shared lounges and well-equipped, modern kitchens on each floor. These spaces are envisaged for group study and socialising.

“The National Bank of Oman is committed to working together with all public and private partners to further empower women in all spheres of life,” said Sayyidah Rawan. To ensure the ultimate convenience, the complex will have a two-floor retail area that will serve both residents and other visitors. In addition to a supermarket and other retail stores, it will include a full-fledged ladies only fitness club, food and beverage choices and a training centre. The complex will have two levels of basement parking for both residents and visitors.

 

Rao said, “The Myriad, Muscat will be an all-ladies living community offering spaces dedicated for women to live, work, and study helping them realise their aspirations in the growing metropolis of Muscat.”

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