Oman Airport Management Company

Connecting the world to Muscat

Mace’s strong track record in aviation and fit out has helped connect Oman to the world with a new state-of-the-art retail and airline lounge in the landmark Muscat International Airport.

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Oman Airport Management Company Project summary


Oman Airport Management Company S.A.O.C

Key partners

Atkins (Oman)

Services provided

Project and programme management


Aviation, Transport, Retail


Oman, Middle East and Africa

Project timeline

Start date
September 2016

Project story

Since the airport opened in 1973, Oman has seen significant growth in both tourism and business trade, attracting people from across the world. Mace was contracted to oversee the delivery of the retail and commercial offerings in the new state-of-the-art passenger terminal, from concept design through to live operation.

Using our vast experience in airport expansion programmes we provided design review, project management and supervision services to Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC) for two large first-class and business class lounges.

Mace also managed the introduction of retail concessioners in three piers. Working alongside the Public Authority for Civil Aviation and their appointed consultants and contractors, we successfully managed the integration of 75 retail concessions into the new passenger terminal buildings while the construction and completion of the shell and core works was on-going.

Muscat International Airport is a bright contemporary building within an ancient cultural setting that will leave visitors with positive, lasting memories of Oman and its people.

project stats

32k sq m project site
580k sq m main passenger terminal building

points of note

Local welcome

Bespoke features such as palm fronds ceilings, beaten metal wall panels, local stone and plants are used throughout the terminal. These high-quality fixtures ensure that the local culture of Oman and the Middle East impresses upon passengers and positions the airport as a contender to be a top 20 airport by 2020 - a vision of OAMC.

Luxury shopping

The duty free offer takes up significant space within the departures zone, offering luxury lifestyle retail, a cigar lounge and feature tasting experiences.

Increased capacity

The new Muscat International Airport increases aircraft capacity with 29 boarding bridges for passengers to safely travel to and from the aircraft, and further facilities to accommodate the world's largest aircraft - the Airbus A380.

World expertise

To meet the stringent building constraints and timescales we drew upon expertise from around the world with global design consultants from Canada to Italy and local Omani designers who provided technical expertise along with their cultural knowledge.

Amenities aplenty

The terminal building includes 32,000 sq m of shops, restaurants and cafes, lounges, leasable offices, staff canteens and a hotel.

“Mace was a valuable partner who brought experience and qualification and supported the commercial and property team to bridge the gap and coordinate the project across the client, tenant and contractor divide in terms of getting the retail areas ready. ”

“This exemplar project is a perfect example of the type of work we’re looking to secure as part of our 2022 strategy for the business, targeting project and programme management and delivering partner roles in the aviation sector around the world.”