Kuwait’s leading mixed-use property developer – Tamdeen Group – is reshaping the urban and social landscape of the country through innovative projects. By announcing their latest multi-million dollar development, they’re creating a huge buzz from the heart of the Sabah Al Ahmed Sea City with the Al Khiran project. This resort-like project is being built across a 350,000 square meter plot with a gorgeous waterfront. This beautiful development will be home to 200,000 people, and will create significant opportunities to boost Kuwait’s tourism and business growth. The unique project is said to include Kuwait’s first high-end Outlet Mall, high-rise residential towers, a tower with furnished apartments, a marina to house over 900 boats, and a 5-star resort style hotel with an international spa. Adding to all this, the Al Khiran project will be the first environmentally friendly development in Kuwait!
As one of Kuwait’s most significant private-sector players, Tamdeen Group’s Chairman, Mohammed Jassim Khalid Al Marzouq had stated, “Kuwait’s economy is among the strongest in the region. In [Kuwait,] 45 percent of the population is ranged between 20-39 years of age and the household spending on international brands within the retail sector is on the rise. This is where Al Khiran will offer value not just in terms of shopping but an overall customer experience.” He also added, “We believe in Kuwait, in its economic future and its excellent legal systems. It’s recognized as a country that has one of the world’s highest per capita incomes, which means the country is well placed to drive growth across different retail segments. It also remains one of the most underserviced markets in the GCC in terms of quality retail space.”
Over the last two decades, Tamdeen Group has developed a significant shopping center and continues to work on mixed-use properties. Known for their iconic creations – 360 Mall and the Al Kout waterfront project – Tamdeen’s projects have become significant symbols of Kuwait. Their unique architecture makes them distinctive destinations and offers an unmatched shopping experience. The Al Khiran project will add to that offering in its own exceptional way. “Kuwait has a huge untapped potential for ‘conservative tourism,’ and this project will attract people from our three neighboring countries and offer them a new destination,” Al Marzouq added. The immense luxury Outlet Mall within Al Khiran will boast the finest combination of both luxury and premium brands. The “indoor” streets covered with endless skylights will provide the entire mall with an outdoor-ambience and will fill it with natural light.
The leading international architects at RTKL are implementing the design of the mall with a unique resort-style architecture that incorporates traditional Arabic motifs.
According to Tamdeen Group’s Chairman, Mohammed Jassim Khalid Al Marzouq, “This Mashrabia inspired architectural development will be the heart of Al Khiran’s touristic glamor and commercial growth.” The mall’s façade will add to its identity providing a highly sustainable solution that filters light and provides shade. The covered arcade will showcase the retail elements and provide comfortable seating space for the various restaurants, while a massive promenade of palm trees will create a pedestrian space between the mall and the marina. Together, with the help and hard work of the USA’s celebrated landscape architects PWP, a landscape link was created for the entire project while providing terraced seating options for customers’ dining pleasure. With a lot of thought and input in the landscaping design, it’s sure to be an attraction for both tourists and residents alike.
At the center of the development you’ll find their most iconic landform, The Al Khiran Park. With a variety of open-air attractions for children as well as huge performance spaces, this park will have rich, varied forms of vegetation. You heard us right – the park will have lots and lots of green space. This alone will create a powerful magnetic force for all of Kuwait. Al Khiran will become the entertainment and commercial cornerstone of the new community at Sabah Al Ahmed Sea City and all the surrounding areas. Reviving the once idle area into a booming hub, the area will grant the Kuwaiti’s access to some of the finest leisure facilities, private swimming pools and a ‘beach front’ – while the 5-star hotel with an international spa will attract both Kuwaiti residents and tourists alike.
With a park in the making and a gigantic shopping experience, Tamdeen Group has created the ultimate hub in Kuwait’s newest Sabah Al Ahmed Sea City. Al Khiran will now become the urban retreat that Kuwait has longed for with its Riviera-like lifestyle concept. So make sure you keep up with this project, it’s one you won’t want to miss!
For more information about this incredible project, go to www.al-khiran.com.