Ripley's to make Oman debut


The world famous Ripley's Believe It or Not entertainment sensation will make its Middle East debut in Oman at the end of this year.

Ripley's will be part of the multi-million dollar Markaz Al Bahja hypermarket project, being developed by the Ajay Group of Companies at Ma'awaleh, near the Seeb International Airport.

Ripley's comic books and shows have entertained millions of people with their stranger than fiction true stories from around the world.

The Ajay Group has planned a $5 million investment in the Ripley's project and the entire hypermarket project is estimated to cost more than RO10 million ($26 million), a report said.

The Markaz Al Bahja or the centre of satisfaction, is being built on a 33,000 square metre area, with about 16,000 square metre available for rent.

Kamal Sharma, chief executive officer of the classic three-tier hypermarket property, said the hypermarket would have 80 shops, offering the latest in fashion, luxury, cosmetics, household and other goods.