The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Abstract Islamic Art at the Ritz-Carlton Jumeirah Beach, DubaiSo many Middle Eastern hotels take the exotic-Orientalist-fantasy motif too far. But the recently revamped Ritz-Carlton on Jumeirah Beach gets its nod to the region's heritage just right: the room's design balances historic Arab architectural influences with 21st-century details. Case in point — the art adorning the walls, which takes traditional geometric patterns found in Islamic art and imbues them with bright colors and abstract angles.