McQueens Flower School Announces Course Dates in Dubai & Beirut

This year, the 20th anniversary year of McQueens Flower School promises to be a very exciting year. We have a packed curriculum of creative courses at our school in London, as well as assignments and collaborations scheduled at destinations around the globe. We are very excited to announce a collaboration with Rosen by Rosy Farra Afif for two exclusive week-long classes in Dubai and Beirut for 2018.

Rosy Farra Afif

We first met Rosy on a McQ course we hosted in Italy but we’d heard of her stunning work thanks to the wonders of Instagram. She has become renowned internationally for the opulent room-transforming designs that she creates for clients all around the world. We made an instant connection and have been impressed both by her talent and her larger than life personality, so we are thrilled to be joining forces for these classes next year. Students will benefit from the experience of both brands with this unique collaboration and the classes promise to be both informative and intensive but also lots of fun!

Course co-host Rosy Farra Afif
Course co-host Rosy Farra Afif

‘McQueens have such a well-known reputation around the world and McQueens Flowers School is considered to be the top destination for flower tuition, so I am very excited to be joining forces for these events. Our classes will offer students an opportunity to learn a range of techniques and design ideas and a wealth of experience. But it’s not just about the flowers; the hotels and locations for both classes will make this a wonderful experience for all involved, and we are very excited to welcome students to Dubai and Beirut in 2018.’

McQueens Design Course

McQueens design course promises to be a unique experience for students to explore creative ideas for party flowers. The course consists of a six-night stay and five days of classes exploring design themes and ideas for celebration flowers. The course will begin with the basics of working with flowers and progress to design for table centres, focal displays and a large-scale group project to transform the space. The classes will be relaxed and informative and taught by McQueens school tutors alongside Rosie. Each of the courses will include an all-inclusive six-night stay at the hotel and five intensive days of classes. The classes will offer a combination of step-by-step demonstration and practical projects each day, with lots of support and advice along the way. The price includes full board for the duration of the classes and a welcome dinner on the check-in date.

McQueens Flower School tutor Giuseppe
Step by step demonstration by McQueens Flower School tutor

Day One: An Introduction to Flower Design 

Students will gain an understanding of the McQueens and Rosen brands and philosophy, and an introduction to McQueens style of presentation flowers, including the care and conditioning of flowers and creating a signature McQueens bouquet.

Day Two: Table Design

Discover the secrets of using height and colour to create impact for parties and events. We’ll also be looking at working to a budget, the mechanics of event flowers and landscape design.

Day Three: Focal Display

This class will focus on creating larger displays and focal designs for parties and events to create instant impact.

Day Four: Elaborate Dining

Entertaining with style is the focus for day four. This class will major on luxurious entertaining with an elaborate table setting, using height for maximum’ wow’ factor.

Day Five: Large-scale Group Installation

Working as a team students will create a large, room transforming installation to celebrate the course finale.

McQueens Design Course: Dubai

Date: 2 – 8 March (6-night stay and 5-day class)

Hours: 10am – 4pm

Location: Park Hyatt Hotel, Dubai

Address: Dubai Creek Club Street – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Option One – single occupancy: £3,600  per person (inclusive of food, flowers and materials)
Option Two – shared occupancy: £3,500 per person (inclusive of food, flowers and materials)
Airfare, transportation and transfers are not included

Conveniently located in Dubai Creek, near Dubai’s international airport, Park Hyatt Dubai is superbly placed to cater to your requirements and ensure your stay is an unforgettable experience in Dubai.

McQueens class venue Park Hyatt Hotel, Dubai
McQueens class venue Park Hyatt Hotel, Dubai

McQueens Design Course Beirut

Date: 20 – 26 May (6-night stay and 5-day class)

Location: Mir Amin Palace

Address Beiteddine, Lebanon

Option One: single occupancy: £2,800 per person (inclusive of food, flowers and materials)
Option Two: shared occupancy: £2,700 per person (inclusive of food, flowers and materials)
Airfare, transportation and transfers are not included

A former residence of the last Emirs of Lebanon in the 19th century, the Palace is one of Beiteddine’s historical landmarks and aims to offer its guests a luxurious stay in a picturesque setting.


McQueens class venue Mir Amin Palace, Beirut
McQueens class venue Mir Amin Palace, Beirut


Numbers for each of the classes are limited, so early booking is recommended.

To reserve a place on either of these courses, please contact:

Telephone + 44(0)20 7251 5505