Mall becomes first in the Sultanate to offer service for early adopters in collaboration with American automatic and energy company, Tesla
Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia has brought another first for residents and tourists in Oman by introducing an Electric Vehicle charging facility at City Centre Muscat.
Early adopters of the fast-growing automotive technology, which helps reduce harmful emissions that cause climate change, can avail this service for free at City Centre Muscat as part of its collaboration with Tesla. Four designated charging stations have been set up in the mall’s parking facility on Level 1.
“The government’s sustainability goals prioritize the support for electric vehicles in the Sultanate with infrastructure that will enhance convenience for early adopters. We see ourselves as their partners in driving innovation in the country and facilitating easy access to free charging units that will encourage others to consider environment-friendly modes of travel and create a culture of eco-consciousness in society,” said Husam Al Mandhari, Senior Mall Manager, Oman – Shopping Malls at Majid Al Futtaim Properties.
The designated charging stations have been secured to allow only visitors with EVs to park. Instructions on how to use the service are displayed at the stations. Customers who require further assistance can contact the traffic marshal available onsite.
The initiative is part of Majid Al Futtaim’s sustainability strategy, which includes bringing innovations and convenient green solutions to its destinations to encourage the community to reduce their carbon footprint.
Shopping with young kids has also become a lot easier at City Centre Muscat with the introduction of priority parking bays exclusively for parents with babies, toddlers or young children and expectant mothers. The dedicated parking bays are part of a range of new services introduced to enhance the overall customer journey from the moment visitors arrive at the mall.
Located near the mall’s key entrances, the new parking spots allows parents with young children and mums-to-be to conveniently access all the anchor stores and their favourite brands. The designated family parking bays are marked in purple while parking spaces for expectant mothers are painted in pink.
Also, visitors do not have to worry about where they parked their car. The parking assist facility installed at City Centre Muscat will find it for them. The car park guidance system kiosks, located at the mall entrances, will enable shoppers to find their vehicles easily. At the kiosks, visitors can enter their vehicle plate number on the touchscreen kiosks and click ‘Find’ to locate their car.