It’s that time of the year again! Dubai Miracle Garden, the world’s largest flower garden, recently reopened its doors to the public earlier this month. And if the new attractions are any indication, the eighth edition of one of the emirate’s best attractions is expected to outshine the last.
Featuring 2D and 3D floral designs, Dubai Miracle Garden attracts millions of visitors each year and features over fifty million flowers of around 120 varieties. Located at the heart of Dubailand, the 72,000 sq.m destination is expected to achieve a fourth Guinness World Record this year. Details of just how it plans to do that have been under wraps so far — but if its anything like its previous wins, the reveal is bound to be astounding.
What are the new attractions at Dubai Miracle Garden? What are the opening hours and why is it a hit with new visitors? Let’s find out.
What’s new at Dubai Miracle Garden?
Amongst the many additions introduced at the park’s latest edition is a new 400m walking track that allows more walking space for guests. The newly expanded track is also expected to be the site of daily entertainment from weekly live shows to street performances as well as costume and floral parades. Additional activities planned on the walkway include Zumba sessions as well as other recreational events.
A major feature at the re-opening of Dubai Miracle Garden is the “aerial floating lady” — fittingly dressed in an array of exotic flowers. Those re-visiting the place can also look out for the recently revamped amphitheatre.
Conceptualised along the lines of a palace, the newly remodelled amphitheatre will serve as an observatory in addition to hosting live shows. From the top of the observatory, visitors will be able to take in panoramic views of the new garden in all its glory with majestic floral arrangements and twinkling lights during the night.
Speaking of floral masterpieces, there are plans to introduce new floral artistries in partnership with major household names, expected to be released in the future.
Plan your Visit to Dubai Miracle Garden
Dubai Miracle Garden timings
After closing for six months for renovations, Dubai Miracle Garden reopens in November every year for a new season. The long wait is a pre-requisite to protect the plants and flowers from wilting in the summer heat. Open since November 1st 2019, here is what visitors must know about Dubai Miracle Garden opening hours:
- Weekday timings: 09:00 am to 09:00 pm| Entry gate closes at 08:30 pm
- Weekend timings: 09:00 am to 11:00 pm | Entry gate closes at 10:30 pm
Dubai Miracle Garden Tickets
Dubai Miracle Garden offers tickets for a single entry. Here is a rundown of the Dubai Miracle Garden ticket price for adults and children:
- Adults (12 and above): AED 55
- Children (3 to 12 years): AED 40
- Children below 3 and people of determination: Free of charge
All rates are inclusive of VAT. In addition to a single entry, Miracle Garden also offers group tours for schools and touring companies.
- Email: email@example.com
- Dubai Miracle Garden Contact: +971-4-422-8902
- Timings for group bookings and tours: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm (Sunday to Thursday)
- Address: Al Barsha South Third, Dubailand
Other Attractions at Dubai Miracle Garden
The new additions to Miracle Garden are a refreshing change for visitors who have frequented the place before. For those who have yet to make the trip, there is a range of attractions to look forward to. From a Disney themed space to a life-sized aircraft in full bloom, here is everything new visitors can look forward to at Miracle Garden.
Disney Avenue is a quintessential attraction at Dubai Miracle Garden. In addition to giant-sized topiary versions of famous characters from the House of Mouse, the space is home to the iconic Mickey Mouse floral display.
The product of a licensing agreement between Dubai Miracle Garden and the Walt Disney Company, the 18-foot high Mickey Mouse topiary at the Disney Avenue was named the “World’s Largest Topiary Structure” by the Guinness World Records in 2018. Over 100,000 flowers and plants went in to making the massive 35-ton structure. Guests can also take their pictures next to similar characters from “Mickey Mouse and Friends1’.
While full details have not yet been released yet, there will soon be Zumba classes at the Dubai Miracle Garden. Keeping to the family-friendly nature of the park, these classes will be available for both children and adults.
Life-Size Emirates A380
The Emirates Airbus A380 is the largest passenger aircraft in the world. And visitors get to see the floral recreation of the mammoth aircraft at Dubai Miracle Garden. Around seven different flower species — Marigold, Coleus, Viola, Gaillardia, Snapdragon and Germanium — were used to create the life-sized structure, which comes to 500,000 flowers in total. Four months were what it took to harvest this many flowers to make the Airbus A380 while the whole recreation took 200 days. The effort paid off. In 2016, the Airbus A380 was recognized as the largest floral installation in 2016 by the Guinness Book of World Records.
With a depth of 20 feet, Lost Paradise is an underground area decorated by a cascade of flowers. Featuring floral houses, bungalows and a decorated walkway, a jaunt in the area is like stepping into a fairy tale.
All that walking makes for tired feet. Luckily, you can always take a breather in one of the many cabanas in Miracle Garden. Furnished with comfy floor cushions and billowing drapes, a sit-down in these retreats is the perfect way to recharge after a day of sightseeing.
As the name implies, this Butterfly Passage is a narrow walkway with a floral butterfly-shaped passage over it. Each butterfly-shaped overhanging features flowers of a different colour, which makes it a favorite photography spot.
Also a themed passageway, this is a heart-shaped passage and a key attraction at Dubai Miracle Garden. A popular spot for couples and honeymooners, the Hearts Passage is adorned by a different set of flowers whose fragrance is enough to make anyone go through it.
Funkier versions of the Miracle Garden’s penchant for passageways, Umbrella Passages at the park have a practical use as they offer shade to visitors during hotter months. Suspended above in multiple colours, with some having sitting areas underneath, the passages are beautiful to look at with flowers on either side improving the look.
Younger visitors at Dubai Miracle Garden usually make a beeline for the Giant Tortoise. Introduced on the Garden’s sixth edition, the tortoise welcomes guests at Gate 2 where they can to get tickets verified before they can enjoy the attractions inside.
Made with authentic flowers and plants, the 15m high Floral Clock changes in design on a seasonal basis. Designed by Miracle Garden Landscaping, the clock’s mechanics are imported from the US.
Featuring a sitting and dining facility, the Floral Castle is a must-visit. A stunning floral installation, the castle is beautifully landscaped and adds to the fantastical theme of the Miracle Garden.
Big Teddy Bear
Standing at 12m, the Big Teddy Bear is pretty hard to miss, especially considering the giant heart-shaped floral topiary it clutches. One of the park’s recent additions, the cute attraction is a magnet for camera-wielding tourists and residents alike.
The thoughtfulness and time that has been put into this creation is pretty apparent. An artsy and attractive feature of the Miracle Garden, the Gazebo is a reflection of Greek and Victorian architecture. Represented as a colourful array of flowers, the area is a brilliant modern-day revival of the concept.
3D Floral Designs
Presented in a wide range of colours and designs, 3D Floral Designs add to the fairy-tale-like appeal of Miracle Garden.
The Lake Park transforms Miracle Garden into a paradise. An array of colourful flowers surrounds an artificial lake with a water fountain close by.
There are several photo opportunities at the Dubai Miracle Garden. And The Hilltop is one of the most popular. A spread of eye-catching floral arrangements, the area features flowers planted on ascending levels which adds to the charm of the Garden.
The Butterfly Garden
Located right next to Dubai Miracle Garden, the Dubai Butterfly Garden is one of the place’s star attractions. Home to over 15,000 butterfly species from 50 categories, the recreational facility features 10 custom domes — all of which are climate-controlled to give its live inhabitants a comfortable space to fly around. Here, visitors can witness different stages of a butterfly’s lifespan, from caterpillar to its final transformation.
Unlike Miracle Garden, the Dubai Butterfly Garden remains open throughout the year. Those who wish to visit the place must consider the following details:
- Dubai Miracle Garden timings: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm (weekdays and weekends)
- Admission fee for adults and children above 3: AED 55
Admission for people of determination and children under 3 is free.
How to reach Dubai Miracle Garden?
The best way to reach Dubai Miracle Garden is to drive there yourself or rely on local ride-hailing services to get you there. However, those who don’t have the resources available to do so can always reach the place by bus — specifically Bus No. 105 which stops right at Dubai Miracle Garden.
That’s a wrap of our review of Dubai Miracle Garden and the new attractions for this season. If you are looking for similar family-friendly attractions in the city, visit any of the awesome theme parks at Dubai Parks and Resorts. Want to make the most of other parks in the emirate? The attractions at Al Barsha Pond park will have you spoilt for choice. Of course, if parks are tame for an adrenaline junkie like yourself, you can always spend your days traversing obstacle courses or riding zip lines at Aventura Park in Dubai.
Dubai Miracle Garden temporarily closed
In light of recent events, Dubai Miracle Garden is temporarily closed till the end of March 2020. Starting from March 16th, the closure is part of preventative measures against the new Coronavirus in the UAE and attention to the health and safety of its citizens.
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