Dubai Mircale Garden – Amazing Flowers In The Desert
No one would have thought that flowers like calendulas, petunias and marigolds could flourish in Dubai’s arid desert heat.
But nothing is impossible in Dubai. The world tallest’ building, islands floating on water, an inside ski resort with real snow and now – a breathtaking garden.
Featuring over 45 million flowers over an 80,000 sq meter site, Dubailand’s Miracle Garden opened its gates to the public on February 14, 2013 (perfect timing: Valentine’s Day). The garden holds the largest collection of flowers of all colors and sizes in the entire world.
Don’t expect an ordinary botanical garden. After all, we are still in Dubai. To me the visit felt a bit like entering the Alice’s Wonderland world.
Miracle Garden is filled with topiary-style displays fashioned into all kinds of shapes and sizes–like an entire neighborhood of flower houses, landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Burj Khalifa, cars and windmills, and the giant flower clock! The newest addition is a real-size version of the Emirates A380 plane (the world’s largest floral installation).
Flowers in over 60 colors, shaped into arches and hearts give a feeling of walking straight into a fairy tale. As you stroll down one of the brick roads, called the umbrella pathway, gaze up and be mesmerized by the roof made up by parasols in every imaginable color.
You’ll leave knowing you’ve truly witnessed a miracle: a beautifully designed garden in the middle of a desert.
How does it work to keep the flowers alive?
Whilst many other attractions in Dubai often depend on consuming natural resources, the Miracle Garden was outfitted with subterranean drip irrigation system that helps water and fertilizers reach the roots of the plants and thus provide them with the proper nutrients to keep them healthy. The system is also designed to conserve up to 80% more water and electricity than other systems that could accomplish the same scale of irrigation.
But of course, the flowers cannot survive extreme temperatures. During the warmest summer months, from late May to September the garden will be closed.
How long should you plan to spend in the Miracle Garden?
The area itself is fairly small. I would say an hour is sufficient to see all of of it. There are also several food and beverage stalls to fuel up.
Even if you have already visited the gardens, there is a reason for you to come back again. The site developed by landscaping company, Akar, ensures that flowers changes according to the season, so visitors can look forward to a new experience every time they come.
- Weekdays: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Fridays, Saturdays & Public Holidays: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- 40 AED: Adults
- 30 AED: Children 3-12 years old
- FREE: Guests with disabilities and Children 2 years and below
Al Barsha South 3, Dubailand Area
Google Map: Dubai Miracle Garden, Dubailand
How to get there?
- From Mall of Emirates to Dubai Miracle Garden
- 5 AED per Trip
- Sunday to Thursday:
Trip Starts from MOE (Mall of Emirates) at 2:00 PM
End Trip from Dubai Miracle Garden at 8:00 PM
20 Minutes Frequency
- Friday and Saturday:
Trip Starts from MOE (Mall of Emirates) at 12:00 PM
- Nearest Metro Stations: Sharaf DG and Dubai Internet City.
- The route of Miracle garden location from both metro stations is almost 11 Km.
- On Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, near Dubai Autodrome.