And browse we did! After several near-dear experiences on the roads of Sharjah (the emirate to the north), we arrived at the Central Souq, also known as the Blue Souq, also known as the largest, shadiest rug bazaar outside of Qom, Iran. Our quest: find a rug that will fit our new apartment perfectly, but also last a lifetime (and fit every new home we'll ever have). In short, a magic carpet!
Shrewd move, Attif. But now shrewd enough. In just a scant two hours, we had narrowed down the selection to these three: