With temperatures going down, it’s time to explore Dubai’s best outdoor attractions again. Dubai Miracle Garden, the world’s largest flower garden, is back! The venue opened its doors to the public under strict COVID-19 guidelines on Sunday, November 1st, 2020. With the addition of stunning new features, Dubai Miracle Garden’s ninth edition is expected to outshine all others!
Featuring one-of-a-kind 2D and 3D floral designs, Dubai Miracle Garden attracts millions of visitors each year. This attraction features over fifty million flowers in stunning arrangements. Located in the heart of Dubailand, the 72,000 sq.m attraction is expected to achieve a fourth Guinness World Record this year! The details of the record attempt have been under wraps so far — but if it’s anything like its previous wins, the reveal is bound to be astounding. So far, the Miracle Garden has won several awards including:
- The International Prize for Leading Tourist Gardens from Canada in 2017
- Grand Prize for Commercial Design from the National Organization for Professional Gardens in the UK in 2017
- World Garden Tourism Award for the Garden of the Year in 2015.
What are the new attractions at Dubai Miracle Garden? What are the opening hours and what are the best things to see in the park? Let’s find out.
What’s new at Dubai Miracle Garden?
Among the many additions introduced in the park’s latest edition is a new 400m walking track that provides more walking space for guests. The newly-expanded track will also host daily entertainment, from weekly live shows to street performances, costume and floral parades. Additional planned activities 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 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.
When it comes to floral masterpieces, there are also plans to introduce new floral artistries in partnership with major household names.
Dubai Miracle Garden timings
The long wait is finally over and Miracle Garden is back to entertain visitors with its new season. Here are the 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 single entry tickets. 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 ticket, 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
Attractions at Dubai Miracle Garden
The new additions to Miracle Garden keep visitors coming back to this beautiful park! But for first-time visitors, there is a range of colourful, eye-catching attractions to look forward to. From Disney-themed spaces to a life-sized recreation of an aircraft in full bloom, here is everything new visitors can look forward to at Miracle Garden.
Dubai Miracle Garden now has a trampoline park! There are 12 custom-made trampolines in the park. Not only is it a great place to engage your energetic kids, the trampoline park in Miracle Garden also comes with security features. The in-house staff also makes sure that children stay safe during playtime.
Disney Avenue is one of the most popular attractions at Dubai Miracle Garden. In addition to the giant-sized topiary versions of famous characters from the House of Mouse, the attraction is also home to the iconic Mickey Mouse floral display.
The product of a licensing agreement between Dubai Miracle Garden and 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 make the massive 35-ton structure. Guests can also take their pictures next to other beloved characters from “Mickey Mouse and Friends.”
While the full details have not yet been released, there will soon be Zumba classes at the Dubai Miracle Garden. Staying true 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. Visitors can see the floral recreation of this mammoth aircraft at Dubai Miracle Garden. Around 500,000 flowers from seven different species – Marigold, Coleus, Viola, Gaillardia, Snapdragon and Germanium – were used to create the life-sized structure.
It took four months to harvest the flowers for the floral version of the Airbus A380, while the entire recreation process took 200 days. The Airbus A380 was recognised 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 with a cascade of flowers. Featuring floral houses, bungalows and a decorated walkway, visiting the Lost Paradise is like stepping into a fairy tale.
All that walking makes for tired feet. Luckily, you can always take a breather at one of the many cabanas in Miracle Garden. Furnished with comfortable cushions and billowing drapes, relaxing in these retreats is the perfect way to recharge after a day of sightseeing.
As the name implies, the 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 favourite photography spot with visitors.
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 sweet fragrance is tempting enough to make anyone go through it!
The funkier Umbrella Passage is both instagrammable and practical as it offers shade to visitors during the hotter months. Suspended high in the air in multiple colours, with seating areas underneath, these beautiful passages offer the perfect opportunity to take pictures.
Younger visitors at Dubai Miracle Garden usually make a beeline for the Giant Tortoise. Introduced in the Garden’s sixth edition, the tortoise welcomes guests at Gate 2, where they can get entry tickets verified before enjoying the attractions inside.
Made with real flowers and plants, the 15-metre-high Floral Clock has designs altered according to the season. Designed by Miracle Garden Landscaping, the clock’s mechanics are imported from the US.
Featuring a comfortable seating 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 12 metres tall, the Big Teddy Bear is pretty hard to miss, thanks to 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.
Visitors will immediately note the thoughtfulness and time put into this unique creation. 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 fairytale-like appeal of Miracle Garden.
The Lake Park transforms Miracle Garden into a waterfront paradise. With an array of colourful flowers surrounding an artificial lake, the Lake Park is perfect for relaxing strolls.
There are several photo opportunities at the Dubai Miracle Garden, and The Hilltop is one of the most popular spots! A spread of eye-catching floral arrangements, The Hilltop features colourful flowers planted on ascending levels.
The Butterfly Garden
Located right next to Dubai Miracle Garden, the Dubai Butterfly Garden is another star attraction in the area. Home to over 15,000 butterflies belonging to 50 species, 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 being a caterpillar to its final transformation.
Please note that the Dubai Butterfly Garden is temporarily closed and will reopen later in 2020.
- Dubai Butterfly 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. Visitors can also use public buses; Bus No. 105 stops right in front of the attraction.
That’s a wrap of our review of Dubai Miracle Garden and the new attractions for the new season. If you are looking for similar family-friendly attractions in the city, visit the awesome theme parks at Dubai Parks and Resorts.
Want to make the most of other parks in the emirate? Don’t miss out on the recently-opened Dubai Safari Park, a wildlife park with plenty of animal species and other attractions. Or visit the TEPfactor in Dubai for challenging indoor adventures and thrilling games.
The attractions at Al Barsha Pond Park will also have you spoilt for choice. If these parks are too 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.
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