Located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Al Jafliya, the latest Rove Hotel is filled with eclectic art and accessories inspired by, or even bought from the area. In order to capture an authentic essence of Al Jafliya in the hotel, we ventured out to explore and understand the neighbourhood and its surroundings. Here are some photos from our little adventure.
Entering the neighbourhood, we couldn't help but take photos of the graffiti covering the buildings. 2nd December Street roundabout, a well-known landmark, definitely brought back memories from our childhood.
Soon after we turned left at the roundabout, we were surrounded with big shop signs; a mixture of old fonts and kitschy colour combinations.
Creativity fills up the neighbourhood; from large 3D keys as shop signs, to up-cycled chairs using fabrics, and wheels turned to plant pots. It's also a great place to find all things vintage, like these red boots we bought and used in the hotel.
A number of shops had a variety of funky shisha colours and designs, we couldn't help but buy one or two for Rove, and a couple of kettles too!
We were in fabric heaven! Completely surrounded by a variety of materials, textures, colours and patterns; options were endless.
Doors in Al Jafliya were a big inspiration that we ended up using one on the hotel's Cabinet of Curiosities wall!