People use carpets since ancient times for practical purposes or for decoration. What started as people’s need to put something between their feet and the cold floor has evolved through the years into a fine art. Carpet weaving has been incorporated into the tradition and culture of countries like Persia (modern day Iran), Turkey, Uzbekistan, and others. Cities like Esfahan, Tabriz or Bukhara are legendary for the quality of their hand-made carpets.
Carpets come in various materials, qualities and designs. Prices range from a few hundred dirham for a small machine-made rag to a six figure amount for a hand-woven silk carpet.
Dubai has become a regional centre for the carpet trade. One of the most famous companies in the carpet trade in Dubai is Al Salem Carpet Trading in Umm Suqeim Road, opposite the Mall of Emirates. Their knowledgeable personnel will walk you through their large inventory of fine quality and design carpets and will make sure that you will get the best value for your money. Visit Al Salem Carpet and take with you a fine piece of art at an unbelievable price.