We love it when we can experience a piece of reality TV in real life, whether it's Emma's empanadas from Selling Sunset or those personalized water bottles from Love Island. And now you can frequent an entire retail experience straight out of Dubai Bling: the Forever Rose Cafe.
Founded by Dubai Bling cast member Ebraheem Al Samadi—who has the highest Dubai Bling cast net worth, BTW—the Forever Rose London brand began "in 1999 supplying artisan flowers that last forever creating a life long impression for its discerning customers and their loved ones," reads the brand's official website.
"The brand has since evolved into a boutique retail destination for complete luxury gifting" as well as the Forever Rose Cafe concept, "recreating the floral boutique in an enchanting cafe setting, offering a unique luxury cafe and restaurant experience to its customers."
The cafe has a storybook theme, using a "2D illustration allowing patrons to feel as if they are part of a drawing," the brand says. "From afar, the décor seems to be entirely monochrome with white floors and tables. The room, cups and plates are all illustrated in black and white, leaving only our customers, food and beverages in color recreating a romantic notion of being a part of a fairytale."
It definitely sounds like an interesting dining experience, but exactly where is Forever Rose Cafe located? Here's what to know.
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Where is the Forever Rose Cafe from 'Dubai Bling'?
The Forever Rose Cafe (opens in new tab) boasts two locations: the first, which opened in January 2020, at The Galleria mall in Abu Dhabi's AL Maryah Island, and the second at Box Park in Dubai, which launched in November 2020.
Along with those two outposts, the cafe chain "has a steady progressive rollout plan for expansion into other key retail venues both within the United Arab Emirates and across the Gulf region," per its website.
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What is the Forever Rose?
Forever Rose London (opens in new tab) is a company owned by Ebraheem Al Samadi that specializes in roses that can last for years without water or sunlight. Yes, the Forever Roses are real-deal blooms—they are "carefully selected from the mineral rich volcanic soils of Ecuador in South America," which naturally "grow up to ten times thicker and five times larger than any other blooms available on the market," the brand claims. The flowers are then preserved to extend their natural lifespan even further.
The Forever Rose London flower shop has locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE, Doha in Qatar, Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, and in London's Belgravia neighborhood.
Dubai Bling season 1 is now available to stream on Netflix.
Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life.
More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York.
When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.
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