Tuesday 24, May 2016

Muscat – MENA Herald: In the presence of His Excellency Sayyed Saud Bin Hilal Bin Hamad Al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Muscat, Mr. Mohammed Abdul Rahim Al Fahim, CEO of Paris Gallery Group of Companies, and Mr. Salim Bin Abdullah Al Rawas, Chairman of Oman Luxury LLC, VIP guests and valued members of the media in Oman gathered at Opera Galleria to witness the grand opening and official inauguration of luxury retailer Paris Gallery’s much awaited franchise store in Muscat.
The UAE-based retailer is in Oman to serve the unique needs of the luxury market and provide consumers with distinctive merchandise and superior customer service. The launch of the new opulent outlet reinforces the retailer’s strategic expansion plans in the region. Located at the Opera Galleria, Royal Opera House Muscat’s flagship shopping destination, the store is spread over 1,200 square meters of luxurious retail space and houses a vast array of international luxury brands in watches, perfumes, cosmetics, eyewear, accessories and leather goods. The retailer’s eye-catching retail concepts, impeccable service standards and traditional Arabic hospitality practices sees it stand out as an unequivocal shopping and gifting destination in the Middle East.
“We are honored to have Paris Gallery in Oman at the exclusive and centrally located Opera Galleria. With Paris Gallery’s solid reputation and expertise in luxury retail and customer service, we will deliver the most unique, state-of-the-art retail experience in Oman. We look forward to accelerated growth through our on-going focus on luxury and service,” said Mr. Salim Bin Abdullah Al Rawas, Chairman of Oman Luxury LLC.

Speaking about the expansion, Mr. Mohammed Abdul Rahim Al Fahim, said, “We are happy and proud to announce the opening of our first store in Oman in response to the high demand for luxury retail concepts and superior service in the country. Oman is a strategic market for Paris Gallery and the new store in partnership with Oman Luxury LLC is part of our vision to expand our presence in the region. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with our stakeholders and the consumers of this country.”

Mr. Ibrahim Bin Abdullah Al Qasmi, Director of Retail & Business Development, Royal Opera House Muscat, said, “We are honored to have Paris Gallery, the most notable name in the Middle East in the areas of perfumes, cosmetics and accessories to be with us in Opera Galleria, the destination of luxury shopping in Muscat. Paris Gallery is located in a prime location and showcases a number of international brands under one roof. We are confident that Paris Gallery will be an added value not only to Opera Galleria but also to the entire luxury retail market in Muscat because of its reputation and its portfolio of distinguished regional and global awards.”

Paris Gallery is the flagship retail store of the Paris Gallery Group of Companies. The group has a network of more than 85 retail stores across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Bahrain, and a portfolio of over 650 international brands. A recipient of a number of regional and international awards for business excellence, customer service standards, and retail innovation, the luxury brand is well known for its quality products, luxurious in-store ambiance, well-trained staff and its signature Arabic hospitality. Founded by the Al Fahim family a couple of decades ago as an answer to the lack of luxury retail stores, the company has been built around the ethos of trust and has established the confidence customers needed to purchase high-end products.