Tamdeen Group, the leading mixed-use property developer in Kuwait, recently unveiled plans for Al Kout, their latest real-estate extravaganza. Scheduled to be opened in the fourth-quarter of 2017, in Al-Fahaheel area, the new Al-Kout Mall with its fusion of traditional architecture and contemporary design is set to become an Arabian landmark.
The new mall, being built at a cost of KD70 million, will be a true representation of the growing lifestyle, shopping, leisure and entertainment aspirations of the country, said Mohammed Al Marzouq, chairman of Tamdeen Group. He added that, when completed, the development will include six different experiences, all reflecting the architectural heritage of Kuwait and will make it the largest shopping center in southern Kuwait with over 100,000 square meters of retail area.
With a multi-level car park to accommodate 3,600 cars, the new project will be single but multi-faceted destination with diverse offerings designed to provide retail, lifestyle and leisure experiences. “Construction is well underway and we are building the mall to the highest specifications,” said Ahmed Al Sarawi, the CEO of Tamdeen Shopping Centers.
The upcoming mall will be linked by a signature bridge to the existing Souq Al Kout, which, with its traditional design and stunning views of the marina, serves as a community hub of southern Kuwait. The adjacent luxurious 200-suite Rotana Hotel, which connects directly to shops and restaurants within the new mall, is also getting a facelift with a brand new purpose-built ballroom to meet the huge demand to host weddings, conferences and other gala events.
The 1.6km pristine seafront across Fahaheel beach, which has now been renamed Sahel Al Kout, will offer uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf and will merge with the state-of-the-art marina, Marsa Al Kout with its excellent berthing facilities for over 150 boats. The Nag’at Al Kout, or traditional fishing wharf where fishermen ply their trade, will also be part of the forthcoming prestigious project.
Speaking about the new project, Shavak Srivastava, board member of Tamdeen Shopping Centers, said: “Al Kout will transform the Al-Fahaheel area into a vibrant social and economic center that is truly iconic reflecting the architectural heritage of Kuwait and the region. Upon completion of all phases, Al Kout will occupy a massive 300,000 square meters of area and create Kuwait’s largest waterfront mixed-use destination.”