What to expect at the Miracle Garden Dubai

Opened on Valentine’s Day in 2013, Miracle Garden is located in Dubai attracts more than 1.5 million visitors a year. You probably have seen photos of the Miracle Garden in Dubai in social media or other places but is it worth the trip? Here is what to expect at the Miracle Garden at Dubai…

Dubai Miracle Garden has earned Two Guinness Book of World Records so far: One for the largest floral installation, a life-size model of the Emirates Airbus A380 and the tallest topiary structure, the Mickey Mouse replica. They are worth seeing but everything else is just a photo op IMHO.

Emirates Airbus A380, Miracle Garden at Dubai

There are 60 different varieties of flowers at the Dubai Miracle Garden, including many petunias, geraniums and marigolds. All of them in pots and the flowers are preserved by re-using waste water through drip irrigation. Given that this is desert, it is an enormous undertaking. But it stops there, this is no Dallas Arboretum that we visit every year or Butchart Gardens, it is more of a theme park with potted plants in various shapes.

Miracle Garden at Dubai Map

I was expecting more of a Garden. When I read that the Miracle Garden at Dubai is a horticultural marvel, I guess I was looking forward to more, like learning about plants indigenous to the area, seeing some local flowers. I was disappointed. Nevertheless, it is a great place for taking photos while visiting Dubai…

Dubai Miracle Garden Photos

The Miracle Garden at Dubai has many places for taking cute photos. There is a cute walkway with heart shaped arches, many areas with a ceiling of upside-down umbrellas, a huge teddy bear and the theme of the park changes every year. Making it a place you can visit every year to see what is on display.

3 of my favorite spots at the Dubai Miracle Garden were:

Floral Clock

Much like the floral Clock in Geneva and made of real plants and flowers sits the beautiful 15-metre floral clock at the center of the Miracle Garden in Dubai. The design of the clock changes according to the season. The floral clock’s mechanical parts were brought in from the US, while our the in-house landscaping team, Miracle Garden Landscaping, conceptualized its design.

Smurf’s Village: My favorite at the Dubai Miracle Garden

Are you familiar with the Smurfs? This Belgian comics was one of my favorite television show that I used to watch. The Smurfs are small, blue creatures who live in a community of mushroom-shaped houses in their own harmonious village. Studious Smurf was my favorite followed by Papa Smurf and Smurfette.

The display at Dubai Miracle Garden features four different areas including the Smurf Village, Smurf Activity Area, and other Smurf Topiaries. This area brought back some fond childhood memories.

See: Other Gardens & Flower Fields that I love

The Emirates Airbus A380

We took the Emirate Airbus A380 from LAX to Dubai and it was cool to see its floral version.

This Guinness Book of World Records holder is created with Petunia, Sunflower, Marigold, Geranium, and several other blooms. At the height of its blooming period, the life-size replica has almost 5 million flowers. It was pretty incredible to see. Make it up the steps to the vantage point to catch a better view.

How to get to there

Dubai Miracle Gardens is located neat the Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club. We took a car from our hotel in Palm Dubai. You can take the bus or metro there as well. According to their website, take the Dubai Metro Red line and to the stop at the MOE (Mall of the Emirates metro station).

Is it worth visiting the Miracle Garden at Dubai

Dubai Miracle Garden is open daily from October to April and closed during the hot summer months

Dubai Miracle Garden Address: Al Barsha South 3, Dubailand, Dubai, UAE

While visiting the Miracle Garden at Dubai, you can also visit Dubai Butterfly Garden, it home to the region’s first indoor butterfly garden and sanctuary. It is open all year round.

While I was not wowed by the ‘Garden’ I did enjoyed the 30 mins I spent at the Dubai Miracle Garden. Whether it was worth the visit… may be if you are here to take some photos otherwise save yourself some $$ and time… but I will let you decide…

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