IKEA Opens in Almaty, Kazakhstan

IKEA Opens in Almaty, Kazakhstan

There are 20 comments on the LaurenceJarvikOnline story from Jan 23, 2008, titled IKEA Opens in Almaty, Kazakhstan. In it, LaurenceJarvikOnline reports that:

Joshua Foust reports on Registan.net that Sweden's most famous furniture store--already established in Moscow--has opened in Kazakhstan's capital and largest city: IKEA, the discount Swedish retailer which ... via LaurenceJarvikOnline

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Almaty, Kazakhstan

#1 Oct 29, 2008
the capital of kazakhstan was moved from almaty to astana 10 years ago.


#2 Nov 3, 2008

Adelaide, Australia

#3 Nov 6, 2008
really so joe?


i likea youuuu

verry nice


sexy time

Hilo, HI

#4 Nov 30, 2008
Could someone from Kazakhstan please tell me what they think of this website:


Boston, MA

#5 Apr 8, 2009
IKEA is cheap quality and expensive...

Västerås, Sweden

#6 Sep 15, 2010
Kazakstanier behöver Ikea, ok det är bra marknad för ikea!

Astana, Kazakhstan

#7 Jan 24, 2011
After all, IKEA didn't open its stores in KZ. I guess our government asked for bribery. I don't see other reasons.


#8 Apr 15, 2011
No way!

All ikea products have product descriptions in Kazakh language - I can't believe the stores weren't opened.

Really disappointed - as I was going to decorate my apartment in almaty using ikea items ...

Budapest, Hungary

#9 May 18, 2011
I know Kazakh government had talks with IKEA management over opening stroes in Kazakhstan in October 2010. Let's see whether anything will come up as a result of this.
Gubashev Bauyrzhan

Almaty, Kazakhstan

#12 Aug 23, 2011
am from Almaty, and i like this city, i think the city deserves IKEA or the IKEA deserves city. only i can say the Kazakhstan great country.

Budapest, Hungary

#13 Oct 17, 2011
Still no IKEA in ALmaty. That's too bad....

Pavlodar, Kazakhstan

#14 Nov 4, 2011
Where is it opend?

Almaty, Kazakhstan

#15 Jan 6, 2012
Is it still in process of opening? Because I am buyig IKEA goods in Germeny, France,UAE. Why Ikea onening shop very long?
Gubashev Bauyrzhan

Almaty, Kazakhstan

#16 Jan 7, 2012
what we are waiting for? IKEA? never happen in here! bat how knows, never say never.........Happy new year to everyone! come on Kazakhstan!!!

Konya, Turkey

#17 Apr 1, 2012
selam arkadaşlar sizden bir ricam var yardımcı olursanız sevinirim sokker.org managerlik oyunu var bana kazakistantan futbol takımı kurabilecek varmı

Almaty, Kazakhstan

#19 Sep 1, 2012
Almaty is the biggest city in Kazakhstan with population over 1.4 million. I'm sure IKEA will be popular there

Almaty, Kazakhstan

#21 Dec 2, 2012
hi my mame in boris, i had been working for IKEA in Norway, Russia as furniture assemmbler my profile is kitchen fiter,if you going to ask me about IKEA i am going to say brilliant shop.
IKEA wellcome to Kazakhstan.

i m living in Kazakhstan at the moment, i like to work for IKEA, here is my phone no 87016357235

Atyrau, Kazakhstan

#22 Dec 15, 2012
show me where kazakhstani IKEA is?

i m hearing for a long time that it is planned to open a store here but it s never opened yet

people keep delivering it from the abroad like Russia or whatever paying extra for items

p.s. I am in Almaty now. and Im sure there is no IKEA in Astana

Dubai, UAE

#23 May 31, 2013
Gubashev Bauyrzhan wrote:
am from Almaty, and i like this city, i think the city deserves IKEA or the IKEA deserves city. only i can say the Kazakhstan great country.
It CAN be a great country. Killing strikers makes it the opposite of great.


#24 Dec 10, 2013
IKEA failed their plan to open stores in KZ because of some disagreements with the government. As far as I know MEGA was involved in here as well. I worked for this unsucessfull project in Moscow and enjoyed my time spent on it. Sad it turned out this way, I still believe they would have a huge success here since we do need such unexpensive and stylish stuff. What we can afford here is just rubbish, if good, then way expensive ones.

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