It is time to fasten your seatbelts and get ready for a joy ride. Oman’s largest indoor family entertainment centre (FEC) is set to open on May 5, 2016, at Oman Avenues Mall in Bausher. The first-of-its-kind space will be home to more than 250 unique rides and games, 5-D cinema and a mega party hall, all on a scale never seen before in this country.
The fact that Oman does not have any one-point entertainment destination for all age groups, starting from 3 years to 60 years, compelled the mall and the investors to work together to bring this innovative concept to the Sultanate. The centre also takes pride in hosting the first indoor roller coaster in Oman, which will be operational by mid-2016, along with a couple of other fascinating rides.
There are two parts to Funtazmo – First is Funtazmo Kids, which is situated on the first floor and caters especially to kids in the age group of 0-3 years. It is an ideal place for children to have fun and stay engaged while the parents can relax and shop, staying rest assured that their kids are in a safe environment.
The main Funtazmo is located on the second floor, with a double height space giving the entire place a wow effect. The complete action can be viewed from two galleries across the centre – one located on the same floor and the other on the 3rd floor giving the person a bird’s eye view of all the fun happening inside.
The local partner behind Funtazmo is Abu Taleb Investments LLC who saw the potential behind investing in Funtazmo and have previously invested in several entertainment centres in Oman and Egypt. The centre is fronted and managed by Mr Amad Aldin Razzaq Ahmed Talib, who is the chairman of the group.
Speaking at the press conference, Mr Amad Aldin Razzaq Ahmed Talib, Chairman, Abu Taleb Investments LLC, said, “We are very happy to announce the launch of Funtazmo. Oman was missing a family entertainment centre that caters to both the young and the young at heart, and which is why we conceptualised the place keeping the entire family in mind. But an entertainment centre this large needed a venue that can match up to the scale. And as the largest mall in the country, we are glad to have found the right partner in Oman Avenues Mall. Other than its diverse shopping offerings, convenient access and parking, the mall also has the largest food court with food and beverages to match all taste buds – a factor that is very critical for any FEC to attract and retain the crowd.”
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