Flowers can brighten up a dull décor, make a great gift, paired with a box of chocolates, for a special occasion or help accessorize a house or garden for a party. They are also a great peace offering for smoothing over a hurtful comment made in a thoughtless moment and woe betides the man who forgets to buy his wife or girlfriend flowers on Valentine’s Day!!
In Dubai, where many people are fortunate enough to live in beautiful villas and apartments, home entertaining is very popular. Many hosts will commission a floral arrangement specifically for a dinner party of special evening with guests; studies have shown that apart from adding beauty to an environment, colorful flowers tastefully crafted into a bouquet can provide a relaxing atmosphere and can even influence the tastes and presentation of the food served on a table.
Whatever the occasion, flowers are a great way to spruce up the surroundings; in Dubai flowers can be purchased from several different locations, many of which also offer the convenience of online purchase and delivery.
Owing to the harsh weather conditions in Dubai, most flowers and flowering plants used in the floral industry are imported from various parts of the world. In 2004, the first phase of the Dubai Flower Center (DFC) was completed; the center was designed to become the primary import and re-distribution point for cut flowers in the horticultural industry within the region. Flowers arrive from Africa, Asia and South America and are re-exported to GCC countries, Russia, Asia-Pacific countries and Europe.
If you are looking to order online or purchase flowers for a special occasion, below are some of the most popular places that offer great quality flowers and floral arrangements.
Established as a plant and flower retailer in 1975, the Oleander group promises top quality products and services and has expanded into both the internal and external aspects of floral and landscape design.
Since its inception, Oleander has diversified its range of products and services on offer and provides a variety of services including local delivery anywhere within the UAE, full range of floral design and supply services for special occasions such as weddings and parties and installation and maintenance of interior and exterior landscape design.
Upscale and Posh
Celebrating their 13th anniversary, this award winning online flower shop has a growing base of clientele who love their extensive floral connection. The website is clear and easy to navigate and clients can choose to shop by budget, color or design.
Upscale and Posh has delightful hand-crafted designs for special occasions such as baby showers or a new born baby; if you are looking for a particular design you can choose to create your own bouquet or talk to one of their floral advisors who can guide you. Their Posh Pastels are a very pretty alternative to red roses if you want to try something a little more unique for occasions such as Valentine’s day. Various payment options can be selected including cash-on-pick-up, credit card (supports Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover) and PayPal or Western Union.
Offering many unique flower arrangements for special occasions, Sentiments Flowers have a variety of floral combinations to choose from including flower baskets, edible fruit baskets, hand-held bouquets and wedding arrangements to dazzle your guests at any event. If you want to supplement any of their magnificent bouquets, they also offer add-ons such as cards, cuddly bears, chocolates and balloon decorations that make a complete package.
Creating stunning visual displays with an unsurpassed attention to detail, Worood has carved out a name for itself in Dubai’s highly competitive horticultural industry. Clients can consult with the highly knowledgeable staff at Worood’s dynamic stores located at the Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and Uptown Mirdiff to create living art displays made with love and passion, guaranteed to impress guests.
This famous French designer, best known for the spectacular events he plans in Dubai, is a master of floral arrangements. Olivier Dolz’s floral arrangements have graced hotel lobbies, banquet halls and some of the most extravagant, high-profile weddings and events held in Dubai.
Driven by their passion for flowers, the floral designers at Bliss work hard to create the perfect arrangements for a home arrangement or for that special person in your life. Working within your budget, the designers can offer you a variety of options delivered to your doorstep in immaculate water-based packaging that ensures the longevity of your creations.