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New ‘Udhailiyah mall a shopper’s delight

Flower City facility offers food outlets, fashion shops, and more.

New ‘Udhailiyah mall a shopper’s delight

The remote Aramco community of ‘Udhailiyah is celebrating the expansion of its shopping center.


The Hajar Mall was refurbished over three months to make it a hub for shopping, leisure, and socializing, according to Mohammed M. Al Khamsan, administrator for ’Udhailiyah’s Community Services.


“It’s a very good place for people to shop,” Al Khamsan said.


“The mall is designed to serve everyone living and working here, including residents in the GC 11+ community, GC 3-10 community residents, and everyone working in the nearby Core Area office buildings,” he said.


The renovation included relocating Housing offices, building seven new outlets, extending a seating area, creating a lounge area, enhancing the garden, and installing a fountain. The work was performed after office hours and on weekends.


New shops added to the mall include food outlets, fashion shops, and electronics and appliance units, as well as a pop-up shop.


The Flower City is the company’s most remote family community, with almost 2,000 residents living 160 km southwest of Dhahran. The closest city is al-Hasa, approximately 55 km away.


“If you want to go out for a coffee in al-Hasa and you think about the time it will take, you don’t go as it’s too far,” Al Khamsan said.


“Here everyone can enjoy a good coffee and relax.” 


The mall has been refurbished almost a year after the opening of the new community center, House of Jasmine.


“I think the community looks good,” Al Khamsan added.


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