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Bahrain's Sitra Mall to open in May '24: First phase now complete

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Multi-story Sitra Mall underwent $12 million facelift spanning area of 26,000 sqm, striking glass exterior and over 200 retail outlets, 500 parking spaces

A popular shopping mall is set to relaunch with new architecture, positioning itself as 'Your Community Mall' in Sitra, an island located about 5km from the capital Manama

The multi-storey Sitra Mall underwent a $12 million facelift spanning across an area of 26,000 sqm. Phase One of the project is now complete. 

The Mall is set to open its doors for business by May next year, offering attractive propositions for its tenant mix, including café, restaurants, boutiques, retail stores, family entertainment and leisure, and services providers. 


Bahrain Development Bank (BDB) signed an agreement with Mohammed Salahuddin Consulting Engineering Bureau (MSCEB) for a significant revitalisation of Sitra Mall.  

The agreement added that Bahrain-based MSCEB will oversee the design of the new facility and all required maintenance work over three phases, the first and second of which were valued at approximately $7.9m. 


With a striking glass exterior serving as a unique landmark for the area, the mall's architectural enhancements are set to captivate visitors.  

With over 200 retail outlets and 500 parking spaces, the mall is dedicated to providing value and convenience to shoppers. 

Sitra mall is managed by Amana (Property Management), a wholly owned subsidiary of Edamah. 

The renovations will further capitalise on Sitra Mall's convenient location and picturesque coastal surroundings and represent a significant milestone to attract established retail shops and exceptional Food and Beverage concepts. 

Work first started on the project last year and continues on track. 


“The renovations at Sitra Mall have been executed in two distinct phases with Phase 1 completed last month showcasing a new entrance with a stunning glass exterior and revamped retail layout resulting in a spacious, bright, and inviting environment,” says an official statement from Amana Property Management. 

“Phase 2, scheduled for completion in April 2024, will introduce an exciting F&B strip boasting a variety of franchises with panoramic views of Sitra Bay, alongside the launch of a vibrant food court.”  


It’s noteworthy that the Mall was transformed into a large Covid-19 vaccination centre in 2021, with thousands of people turning up for inoculation. For over a year, it served as the primary site as part of the national vaccination drive in co-operation with the Health Ministry. 


Development projects in Bahrain's retail sector continue, with several destination mall projects in the pipeline. 

This includes the $199m Phase 2 expansion project of The Avenues Bahrain, a popular seafront mall that will extend further along the west adding 41,200sqm of leasable space. 

It is expected to be completed during the first half of next year. 

According to latest retail occupancy survey by global real estate consulting firm, CBRE Bahrain – of the 20 malls surveyed, 70 per cent recorded occupancy growth in the first half of the year.

Cityscape Bahrain

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