Dubai Miracle Garden - magnificent garden in the desert
The Dubai Miracle Garden opened in 2013 and has quickly become a popular attraction in the region. The garden is a tranquil, yet impressive, counterpoint to the city's skyscrapers and shopping.
The Dubai Miracle Garden is the world's largest flower garden. The appearance and layout changes from year to year, but you can expect to be both impressed and surprised by plantings and arrangements you've hardly seen before.
The garden extends over 72,000 square metres in the Al Barsha South area, and contains some 45 million flowers. Some grow on the ground or in pots, but many have been arranged on statues, sculptures or other types of objects.
Book a guided tour to Miracle Garden
If you want to experience the garden with a guide, there are several tours to choose from - and they can be booked easily and securely online. Some combine the Miracle Garden with the nearby Global Village.
One example of the garden's unique design is the presence of an Airbus A380 aircraft, the world's largest commercial airliner, dressed in beautiful flowers.
You can also wander through beautiful flower portals, walk under a canopy of colourful umbrellas, and greet the park's peacocks.
Creating a huge garden in the middle of the desert may seem both difficult and environmentally questionable, but the plants in the Dubai Miracle Garden are watered with recycled waste water. On average, some 750,000 litres of water are used per day.
For the past two years, the garden has also been home to the Dubai Butterfly Garden, the world's largest indoor butterfly garden, with more than 15,000 butterflies of 26 different species.
Tickets to Dubai Miracle Garden
Tickets are only sold at the entrance to the garden, not online. The entrance fee is AED 40 for adults and AED 30 for children under 12. Children under 2 years of age enter free of charge. (Price example from November 2017)
Opening hours in the garden
The garden is closed during the hot summer season, simply because it is difficult to grow flowers in the heat. It opens in October and the season extends to April.
Opening hours are 09.00 - 21.00 from Sunday to Thursday and 09.00 - 23.00 on Fridays and Saturdays.
Getting to Dubai Miracle Garden
Located on the outskirts of the city, this attraction is not easy to get to without a car, although a new bus service has made it easier. You can now take the metro to the Mall of Emirates and hop on the 105 bus, which will take you directly to the Miracle Garden in 20-30 minutes. You can also take a taxi, which is relatively cheap in Dubai.
Another option is to book a guided tour to the garden, which includes transport to and from your hotel.
Dubai Miracle Garden
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Is the Dubai Miracle Garden in April? We are going there between 18-24/04 and would have liked to visit.
According to our best knowledge, Dubai Miracle Garden will be open until 5 May 2019. The park will then close for six months and reopen in November.