Dubai’s magnificent mega-developments are boundless. The ambitious city holds many prestigious records including the world’s biggest natural flower garden along with other honors like the world’s tallest building and the world’s tallest hotel.
Located in Dubailand near the Arabian Ranches, Dubai Miracle Garden contains over 45 million flowers over a 72,000 sq metre site and, as well as traditional flowerbeds. It showcases topiary-style displays with blooms moulded into the shapes of hearts, stars, igloos, pyramids and so on.
Envisioned as a tourist attraction that is expected to hosted close to one million visitors a year after it is fully established, the project was established by the landscaping company Akar. Floral displays is going to change each season, keeping the excitement high for the repeat visitors, each time they visit.
According to the developers of the garden, it has been possible to develop this oasis in the desert “through judicious re-use of waste water, through drip irrigation.” Winter in Dubai shall provide the finest progression for flowers and the garden will remain close at the peak of summer. There are plans to start up retail outlets, restaurants and shops by the site – the Dubai Miracle Garden is going to remain open to the public from 10am to 10pm on weekdays and 10am to midnight on weekends and on public holidays. It was closed in June 2014 and will be reopening in October; the entry fee is 20Dhs for adults and children aged three and above.
Sylvie Siddik, administration manager of Akar Landscaping, the company behind Miracle Garden, said: “It will be a totally new experience for visitors. They will be stunned when they come here.”
Some of the highlights in the fresh and colourful garden shows include:
New variety of flowers are added in large numbers since the garden first opened. Visit the captivating flower village including 10 flower houses and an enormous “palace” decked with a mind-boggling variety of flowers, counting sunflowers that trail the sun’s movement. Visitors to this section can pluck and eat fruit and vegetables such as strawberries, tomatoes, lettuce, without worrying about being chased by the gardener. “The fruits and vegetables have been planted in a manner whereby we can add more stocks as and when needed,” said Siddik.
The Aromatic Garden permits visitors to appreciate rare aromatic and medicinal plants from around the world. They can touch, smell and even make their own cup of herbal tea fresh from the garden.
Watch out for the very attractive 15-metre floral clock made out of real plants and flowers with designs that alter according to the season. The mechanical parts of the clock were imported from the US and its design was created by Akar Landscaping.
The Butterfly Garden
A dazzling round shape garden designed in 3d and decorated with flowers, the Butterfly Garden spreads around 1,800 square meters. The large area can host 300 persons per visit and consists of 9 domes. With each dome to be in various colors, sizes, it shall host many species of lovely butterflies. Between the domes, a fascinating butterfly museum and beautiful butterfly flower park will be arranged.
Grab your photo opportunity, and take a walk to the spot where seven boats made of flowers are anchored in a lake, which is also made of flowers. Another mesmerizing sight is a flower tunnel and a wall inscribed with names of countries.
Take away some cherished memories from the well-equipped souvenir shop or enjoy a bite at the food outlets. The souvenir shop sells a variety of butterfly-related products and merchandise with the butterfly garden logo and the Miracle Garden Logo that will remind you of your visit.
Weekdays: 09:00– 21:00
Weekends: 09:00– 23:00
Regular Admission (30 AED)
3 yrs old and below (Free)
Dubai Miracle Garden
Al Barsha South 3
Barsha / Dubailand Area
Dubai-United Arab Emirates.