Make your gifted bouquets, house plants, or special occasion in the UAE a blooming success with Camelia Flowers
1 September 2023| Last updated on 1 September 2023
When you visit Camelia in the UAE, you'll be transported to a sanctuary filled with vibrant colors and soothing fragrances.
Stepping into the enchanting world of flowers and natural beauty, we spoke with the passionate team behind Camelia Flowers, a charming flower shop in the UAE that has been spreading joy and beauty for over 10 years.
Camelia is known for delivering the finest flowers across the GCC region. When you need fresh, premium quality flowers delivered or arranged for your home, a special event, or as a gift, Camelia sources from the best locations from around the world.
We got their professional tips, advice, and answers for some of the most frequently asked questions about ordering flowers in the UAE.
Q. Please introduce Camelia Flowers, and what are your services?
It's a tale about nature’s grace. The beauty of our flowers gives customers a chance to connect with nature every day, surrounded by blooming flowers and natural beauty. We have more than 10 years of experience in crafting exquisite floral arrangements and indoor landscaping services.
Our blooms are sourced from more than 20 countries, including the Netherlands, Ecuador, Kenya, and Ethiopia, giving us a diverse array of colors and fragrances.
With our individual consultations, customers will have expert guidance in selecting the perfect flowers and designs to make their experience truly special.
At Camelia, our focus is on providing exceptional customer service, and we achieve this by adding a personalised touch and paying attention to every detail in every creation. It's not just a floral shop, it's an immersive experience.
We take pride in providing stunning flower arrangements that are the perfect addition to upscale all events.
Bringing nature indoors is our motto.
Our focus is on providing creative indoor plants to all types of spaces not only to beautify the living space but also to bring the refreshing scent of nature indoors, creating a calming environment and bringing a sense of tranquility to the nature of any room, improving people’s mental clarity.
Q. In addition to creating elegant floral arrangements, what other services does Camelia Flowers offer?
In addition to our floral arrangements, we offer a variety of complementary gifts, including delicately scented candles, handcrafted artisanal chocolates, and thoughtfully curated gift boxes.
Q. What do you find is the most popular choice of flower ordered by customers in the UAE?
For years, roses have remained a top choice among customers in the UAE and globally.
Roses have long been associated with love, passion, and beauty, making them a classic and symbolic choice for all occasions. In the UAE, customers have a keen eye for elegance and seek out the most beautiful and striking blooms, including orchids, lilies, and tulips.
Q. For special occasions, how early would you recommend to start shopping for floral arrangements?
Early consultations for weddings and events with a UAE florist can help avoid last-minute stress and ensure the perfect floral arrangements.
When it comes to planning an event, it's best to start discussions and consultations 1 month to 1 year in advance, taking into account the size of the occasion, its theme, and any special requests. In the initial consultations at Camelia, clients and designers go over their preferences, designs, costs, and potential modifications.
We understand that planning a wedding day or any other special occasion is a beautiful journey, and we are dedicated to supporting customers throughout every step of the process.
Q. What would you recommend customers to look for when selecting a flower shop in the UAE?
Locate a reputable and proficient florist, then visit them to inspect their products and capabilities. Make sure the flower shop in the UAE focuses on quality, variety, personalised consultations, and excellent customer service.
At Camelia Flowers, our florists excel in understanding customers' needs, respecting their time, staying positive, and providing knowledgeable assistance with available resources.
With Camelia's online portal, customers can comfortably shop for flowers in the UAE with the added convenience of expert assistance from our florists.
Q. When shopping for flowers online, do you have any ordering tips for customers?
Certainly! Here are some ordering tips for customers when shopping for flowers online:
- Order in advance when possible, to guarantee availabilities and freshness.
- Ensure that your chosen online florist delivers beautiful quality blooms that bring joy to you and your loved ones.
- We always advise and introduce our new and existing customers to our subscription services to bring a touch of nature into their homes and offices on a regular basis.
Q. What are some ways you can personalise a floral arrangement?
We recommend using flowers that hold a symbolic meaning such as roses which are often associated with love, while sunflowers are commonly seen as a symbol of happiness, and lilies represent purity.
With Camelia's custom flower design option, every client can have a one-of-a-kind floral arrangement crafted to their specific taste.
Our customers have the freedom to personalise their floral arrangements, from the flowers to the color of the ribbons and the type of vase, ensuring their vision is brought to life.
Our subscription services at Camelia offer customers the chance to enjoy unique bouquets on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis as we believe that flowers should be a part of our daily lives, not just reserved for special occasions.
Q. For residents who have pets at home, which flowers would you NOT recommend for safety reasons?
Some flowers can cause harm to pets if ingested, so it's important to be aware of which ones are safe to have around. If you have pets in the UAE, be careful to use or not use these certain flower types at home.
Lilies, tulips, daffodils, and chrysanthemum are all toxic to cats and dogs. If you want to add a pop of colour to your garden without worrying about your pet's safety, consider planting non-toxic flowers like roses, orchids, snapdragons, and zinnias.
Q. Which flowers last the longest?
If you're looking for flowers that will last longer, consider orchids, carnations, alstroemeria, chrysanthemums, proteas, and sunflowers.
Proper care, environmental conditions, and the type of flower all play a role in determining how long a flower will last. To keep the flowers fresh and vibrant for longer, it's important to change the water frequently, trim the stems, and ensure they're stored in a cool location.
Q. Any tips to make flowers from Camelia Flowers last longer?
Certainly! Here are some tips to help prolong the vase life of the flowers from Camelia Flowers:
- Flowers should be displayed in a cool place. Keep out of direct sunlight.
- Fill the vase with fresh, clean water.
- Replace the water every few days.
- Clean the vase before adding room-temperature water to it.
- To allow the flower to absorb as much water as possible, cut the stems ¾’ to one inch from the bottom at an angle.
- Remove dead or damaged flowers or foliage from the vase that falls below the waterline. After that, place them back into the clean vase filled with fresh water and flower food that we provide to our clients with every purchase of flowers.
Floral workshops in the UAE
At Camelia, we believe that when you create something with your hands, you develop a deeper connection and sense of pride in your craft. During our floral workshop in the UAE, we help people discover the joy of working with fresh flowers and learn the skills to create their own beautiful bouquets.
Customers get the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of various aspects of flowers, including flower types, longevity, design, maintenance, and supply guidelines.
We teach passionate customers how to create a stunning hand-tied bouquet or low vase arrangement that will add a touch of elegance to any living space.