The dream of a mega indoor amusement park in Oman is nearing completion, with the launch next month of the country’s largest indoor family entertainment centre (FEC) at Oman Avenues Mall in Bawshar.
Along with 250 unique rides and arcade games, the space will feature Oman’s first indoor rollercoaster, which should be operational by the middle of this year.
The indoor amusement park, Funtazmo, will be a part of the FEC, and will be split into two sections. Funtazmo Kids, for children up to three years of age, will be situated at the first floor, while for older kids, Funtazmo will take centre stage on the second floor of the mall.
But Ben Watson, the general manager of Oman Avenues Mall, says Funtazmo will target all ages, from three to 60 years. “Our aim is quite simple: we want to provide an exclusive experience to the young and old, equally, in a safe and exciting environment,” Mr Watson said.
The FEC will be spread across 5,000 square metres and will also feature a 5D cinema and mega-party hall.
According to Prabjhot Singh, the assistant manager of retail relations and tenant coordination at Oman Avenues Mall, the FEC can accommodate more than 10,000 visitors a day.
“We are happy to announce the launch of Funtazmo,” said Amad Aldin Razzaq Ahmed Talib, the chairman of Abu Taleb Investments, the local partner behind Funtazmo. “Oman was missing a family entertainment centre that caters to both the young and young at heart, and which is why we conceptualised the place keeping the entire family in mind.”
He added: “As the largest mall in the country, we are glad to have found the right partner in Oman Avenues Mall.”
All the fun begins when Funtazmo opens next Thursday (May 5).