IKEA is not coming to Beirut City Centre

After hearing many rumors that IKEA will be soon opening in Beirut City Centre, I was just informed yesterday that they are not.

According to my sources, it seems that IKEA originally asked for a very large space to rent, but due to the high demand for shop space rental by a lot of other business owners, the people behind Beirut City Centre were unable to accommodate IKEA’s needs.

This I guess doesn’t mean that IKEA will not be coming to Lebanon at all, since they’re already showing interest in the country, but it will probably take time until they decide where exactly will they choose to open.

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15 Responses to IKEA is not coming to Beirut City Centre

  1. alan August 26, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    I feel it is important to have an IKEA in Lebanon, then we can have stuff that is decent and affordable to buy. It will also eliminate and replace the massive bad quality furniture available in Lebanon’s markets. You can also fix IKEA items by self and avoid cheap workmanship and reliable promises

  2. Faten December 2, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Oh :/

  3. Pascalleedoumit January 28, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    That s too bad we would like to have ikea in Lebanon
    It s easier to buy from Lebanon that buying when traveling from different countries such turkey ,Dubai….really we need Ikea urgently

  4. Bassam Halabi February 7, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    we need ikea in lebanon

  5. fadka February 17, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    WE NEED IKEA IN LEBANON VERY SOON PLEASE

  6. myriam April 5, 2013 at 1:45 am #

    we need ikea in lebanon

  7. Nancy April 10, 2013 at 10:56 am #

    They said now that IKEA opened in the City Center in Lebanon. It is good news then 🙂

  8. Mimo May 14, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    We like to have IkEA in Lebanon please

  9. Robin July 3, 2013 at 2:25 am #

    IKEA cannot come to Lebanon.
    They cannot compete.
    Cannot profit.
    It is because of that they did not open in city center.
    They are opening in Jordan instead.

    • SerenaShaar December 17, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

      They can compete, and can profit.

      It’s amazing how I here a zillion different rumors about IKEA in Lebanon.

      The truth is, my father has worked for IKEA Kuwait for the past 20 years.
      He’s currently their expansion manager, and he was the project leader of IKEA Amman ( opening soon).

      He’s done his research about Lebanon, so just to answer a few questions.
      Yes they were looking for a building space.
      No, it was not going to be in CIty Center.
      The reason they cancelled the project was because it was refused from the mother company in Sweden because of political and security reasons.

      Source: My father, Emile Shaar. Google him.

      Peace x

      • Rami December 20, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

        Thanks for the info Serena!

  10. Atieh April 15, 2015 at 11:32 am #

    Oh please, i am french and we need Ikea in leabanon.

  11. zahiyatii June 29, 2015 at 7:13 pm #

    it’s v.bad to hear about ikea will not opened soon in lebanon.
    we need like this store in our county to benefit & make easier to buy our items need not from outside countries…

  12. Nada Kharrat February 25, 2016 at 11:46 am #

    please open ikea in lebanon soonest possible

  13. Yasmine February 5, 2017 at 1:19 am #

    Ikea in lebanon WE NEED IT NOWWW

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