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Ikea in Amman

So why isn’t there an Ikea in Amman? And when are we getting one?


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  1. Mark

    Careful, IKEA stores tend to cause the local populace to amass collections of odd tools which only serve the purpose of assembling IKEA furniture.

  2. Hal

    Dude, I ask myself this question ALL THE TIME. In fact, I can guarantee that I check out the IKEA website AT LEAST twice a week. I have the catalogue memorized. I’ve even picked out the pieces I’d decorate an apartment with, IF I HAD AN APARTMENT.

  3. there is no IKEA in amman :|

    i didn’t know that

  4. come here.. we have at least 2 massive, immense ikeas in my city! ;D

  5. even if we got IKEA in Amman, its going to be expensive like crazy…take the One for example, it is considered one of the cheapest furniture in Dubai and yet they treat it here like Versace!!

  6. i’ve asked this question since 10th grade, 3anjad!! iff

  7. coz we are sha3eb 6afran :) and most IKEA branches are @ gulf countries in the m.e .. had ra2ye el motawde3 :D

  8. Ikea’s quality is just like your Anti-spam word: zeft!

  9. Wouldn’t it be better if there was a local alternative? Global corporations like that tend to destroy local businesses while moving money over seas.

  10. Mark just gave the best definition of what IKEA does I’ve read ever.

    But IKEA is fun, too. Last time I was there, we took all the cuddly birds and hung them all over the place. I never buy any furniture at IKEA (or only when moving to another home), but I like to be there for the hot dogs and the names of all the stuff.

  11. Do we really need another Multi National Corporation to come and exploit our people and destroy our local furniture economy?

  12. AG

    I like Iman’s Definition…It truly is terrible quality furniture

  13. Reef

    I heard once that a local investor wanted to open a branch in Amman before few years, and IKEA did some kind of a research and found that Jordanians don’t prefer the type of furniture they have due to the kind of wood they use. Most of the Jordanians prefer solid wood furniture that can serve them for many years; moreover the size of apartments is considered big here which require some kind of bulky furniture.
    This was few years ago, so I don’t know now…

  14. 3aBBaS

    Because Ikea is mostly made for small families who tend to change their furniture every time and then, and this applies to cities which have good percentage of foreigners working, i.e: GuLF, so i dont think Jordan is an interesting market for them

  15. 3aBBaS

    Plus I strongly agree with Za3tar! mesh kol eshi men barra fazee3!

  16. Hal

    I am an Ikea lover, so there. I don’t care about the quality. It’s affordable and pretty and funky and whatever man. And this lady agrees with me:

  17. Its quality is low compared to other competitors, but it IS funky and affordable. If you do not want to buy their furniture because you want something to last longer, you can still find a variety of pretty accessories there.

  18. what are you guys talking about. Minus the actual furniture which I agree isn’t all that, Ikea is the best. Their little storage boxes and little accessories and little accents are kick ass and dirt cheap. Three quarters of my bedroom minus the hardwood furniture is ikea.. curtains.. rug.. drawing table.. accessories.. lights.. bedsheets.. bed covers.. and i’ve had everything for over ten years and its AWESOME. i love ikea!

  19. If interested so much, then import for your self!

  20. I love the one in Kuwait, in fact my room there is all IKEA :)

  21. I have to drive for 2 hours to get there because trhere isn’t one in my city. I once drove there and couldn’t find the parking lot. By the time I found they were almost closed and I had already cussed everything Swedish in this world from ABBA to that grumpy little nurse on the 7th floor

  22. I think Ikea is great too, my whole home ehm.. “studio” is from Ikea, it is just great. if it had quality issues i don’t think it would have this world wide success.
    furniture business in Jordan??! since when do we really have that? it’s just a bunch of lousy places that sell crap or too expensive and also corporaty like The One..

  23. well im not a fan of Ikea i find there furniture fake…i cant help it im an interior designer…but what i know is that in the near future: like some 5 years ahead from now, a “B&B Italia” show room is going to open in amman, now that is really cool

  24. Haitham

    Hey Ruba…
    well its a matter of time i guess b4 they open a branch here.. But even if they open one here, it’ll be ridiculously expensive!!!
    ant it wont be like.. the cheap, cool brand.. it’ll loose its .. spirit? :)

  25. heba

    I emailed IKEA several times since 2000 to ask them if they are planing to open branches in Jordan, but they never answered back!

  26. I guess you’ll just have to lust over all the stuff in the Ikea catalogue that you can’t get here.

  27. Tha2er Ghawi

    Children of Gaza says hi and wonders :
    ” could you people be more senseless, shallow and superficial ? “

  28. Amer

    IKEA recently surveyed a portion of my city (Orlando, FL) to determine market eligibility to open a branch.

    They consider average consumer spending and analyze the lifestyle trends of a certain city before they decide to whip out the average cost of starting one (upwards of $5 billion).

    IKEA does not target rich folk, and never will, it’s in their mission statement to supply to the middle class. Until our middle class has the moms and dads with the time and energy to assemble living rooms from planks of wood and boxes of screws, IKEA will not come close to us.

    Ofcourse, like many other now-tarnished brands, these standards apply to corporate stores, and a rich Jordanian franchisee will surely buy a license someday and not adhere to their corporate image and follow his/her own agenda (like Starbucks, Burger King, Hardee’s, Marriott), and build it the way they want and sell what they want and call it the same brand.


  29. Zoe

    Apparently there is going to be one in the new mall opening at the back of sweifeh

  30. sally

    hey guys i just moved here to jordan, and i dont know from where do we buy furniture i need a living room i was searching if i can buy from the internet. And if they deliever here to jordan but obviously they dont. so if anyone knows a good store that sells modern furniture with good quality please tell me

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  32. Najeeb Sbeih

    The IKEA retailer in Jordan is looking for an experienced Communication & Interior Design (Com&In) Manager for the first IKEA store in Jordan.

  33. Omar

    The Union for Land Development announced in its general assembly that it has recently signed an agreement  with Mr. Saleh Yacoub Al-Homaizi
    favor of Kuwaiti nationality and SAH (IKEA) Jordanian company Limited liability “holds a general power of attorney from company (IKEA) Swedish granted the right to set up and run store (IKEA) Global in Jordan” to rent a land of 42 Donoms with land description Al Yadoudeh, Al N3ageyeh wal Meqta3 8, Land number 266.The rent is for 26 years with total lum sum of 80 million JODs around 3.07 million yearly. the construction will take around 10 months with total cost of 21 million JODsyou can read more information at the following link

  34. jena

    ikea is openong late summer 2013 near madaba

  35. Dean

    It’s interesting that some are against Ikea and worried that will ruin the FURNITURE INDUSTRY in Jordan “Like if there is a decent one” … We are planing to move back from Sydney to Jordan and OUR biggest worry is WHERE to buy furniture that solves many of our trouble … We thought to buy it here and ship it to Jordan “stupid but it was just a thought” then thought to swing by Dubai and buy it there and ship to Jordan .. prices were almost same as in Sydney with exchange rate variation. NOW that there will be an Ikea in Amman… that solved most of our worries if they manage to keep same items that they keep in Sydney specially the kitchenware. Ikea in Sydney has managed to provides us with solutions for our troubles with very competitive prices … and we are looking at buying modern furniture.

  36. nidal

    hi every one
    why are some people going crazy about ikea opining to Jordan? hum I think that, well I think you know what I think, jordanian furniture sucks, I was going to go to natania and get it from there, thank god its going to open soon

  37. DG

    IKEA will open soon in Amman in airport road near Madaba Bridge they launch there website and as they say in the website they will open in 2014

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