Wait, what?! A garden? In a desert?!
Those were the exact thoughts running through my head when Mark told me about his recent trip to Dubai one weekend, a couple of years back. Just so we're all on the same page, Mark was based in Abu Dhabi for almost two years before I came to Dubai. :D
I love flowers let alone flower gardens, but I never had any idea of Dubai Miracle Garden. With only cacti, camels, and a massive pool of sand in mind, I never thought the world's most beautiful and largest flower garden can be found in a desert. I mean, right? A flower garden in dry desert land? Are you kidding me? So imagine how I was in total glee when I finally got to experience and witness its dreamy beauty on its 4th season along with Mark and our friends.
Dubai Miracle Garden is nothing short of a miracle. It's a paradise! The massive flower garden has a land area of 72,000 square meters, consisting of around 70 flower varieties and over approximately 100 million blooming flowers! Uh huh, only in Dubai! A city of endless possibilities, indeed!
Every inch of the garden is bewitching. There are arcs, cubes, and domes all made of grass and live colorful blooms!
There's a huge area of different flowers in vivid colors, pathways with cottages, food and beverage stalls under colorful hanging flower baskets, and tons and tons of flower beds.
There's also pathway with heart arcs..
buckets and butterflies...
houses and cottages...
vintage cars, trucks, and a full-length train...
a replica of the Burj Khalifa and Eiffel Tower...
huge sun dial...
and a lake at the end of the garden...
—all adorned with grasses and colorful blooms!
To say that I was stunned by its beauty is totally an understatement. I also suddenly thought of my mom when I was there. She has a green thumb and she takes care of our little garden at home. I'm sure she'd fall in love with Dubai Miracle Garden as much as I did!
I loved my first experience in Dubai Miracle Garden but it would have been perfect if not because of the noise brought about by the endless whistles of the guards. :( I know they're just trying to maintain and protect the beauty of the place, but it won't hurt if they'll allow visitors to at least have a photo near the structures. Sitting on the grass near the structure won't do any harm to the flowers, I believe.
But nevertheless, it was still a fun experience. We didn't hear any whistles with Mark's signature poses, so I guess we're all good! Haha! :p
Dubai Miracle Garden is open daily. Admission before was at 30 AED for adults and children above 3 years old, but now on its 5th season, price it at 40 AED each for adults and 30 AED each for children 3-12 years old.
I heard there are newer, bigger, and bolder structures including a 1800-sqm Butterfly Garden and another Guinness World Record holder—the Largest Flower Arrangement/Structure Forming the Shape of the Airbus A380, so I guess the price increase it's worth it. Oh, and I hope the guards will be more lenient this season. I can't wait to go back! :D
Check out more photos of Dubai Miracle Garden in the album below. :)
- * Open Daily
- - Weekdays: 9:00 AM – 9PM
- - Fridays, Saturdays & Public Holidays: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- * Ticket Fee
- - 40 AED – Adults
- - 30 AED – Children 3-12 years old
- - FREE – Guests with disabilities and Children 2 years and below
- * Location: Al Barsha South 3, Dubailand Area
- * Location Google Map: Dubai Miracle Garden, Dubailand
- * How to get there?
- - By Bus
- From Mall of Emirates to Dubai Miracle Garden
- 5 AED per Trip
- - Sunday to Thursday:
- Trip Starts from MOE (Mall of Emirates) at 2:00pm
- End Trip from Dubai Miracle Garden at 8:00pm
- 20 Minutes Frequency
- - Friday and Saturday:
- Trip Starts from MOE (Mall of Emirates) at 12:00nn
- End Trip from Dubai Miracle Garden at 10:00pm
- - By Train
- Nearest Metro Stations: Sharaf DG and Dubai Internet City
- The route of Miracle garden location from both metro stations is almost 11 Km.
- - By Car
- On Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, near Dubai Autodrome.
DUBAI MIRACLE GARDEN
Al Barsha South 3
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 (0)4 422 8902
Fax: +971 (0)4 432 4941
Photos were taken with a Nikon D5000 and an iPhone 6.