how to buy a Persian Rug?

September 30, 2012 by
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Question by expat: how to buy a Persian Rug?
I live in Dubai and really love the Persian Rugs which are displayed at different markets and shops. I want to buy one but the problem is I have no idea how to judge its quality and whether or not the vendor is asking too much for it. How can I reasonably judge the value of a rug so that I can bargain in good faith and have one of these beautiful things in my home ? Also, can you recommend a vendor or area of the city to find the best buys?

Best answer:

Answer by m2008
sorry i never bought one but, i know there are plenty of them in the central souq (or the blue souq as some ppl name it) in Sharjah.
good luck

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3 Comments on how to buy a Persian Rug?

  1. Bmw on Sun, 30th Sep 2012 9:14 pm

    i agree with the other answer, try to get someone who speaks good english to explain to u the different qualities and prices then try to get a bargain.

  2. me x on Sun, 30th Sep 2012 9:35 pm

    check in Iran’s part in global village there was a booth last year selling rugs last year and heard it’s still there this year too!

  3. anoooni on Sun, 30th Sep 2012 10:08 pm

    there are many shops either in malls or in the street markets that does have the NAME and PICTURE of persian carpets .. just take a drive where small markets and you’ll find the signs ..

    and Friday market in northern emirates have that too .. many and many different kinds and sizes .. about 30 – 45 mins from Dubai .. ask any taxi about friday market or Souq Al Juma’a and they’ll help you ..

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