Although living in Dubai means living in a desert climate, Dubai Municipality has prioritised making green parks, spaces and neighbourhoods as accessible as possible for the emirate’s residents. Especially now as the temperatures have begun to soar, a little dose of nature has never been so good for the soul.
Whether you’re looking to rent an apartment in The Greens to be amongst the foliage or you’d just feel better knowing how close you are to the wonder that is Dubai Miracle Garden, we’ve rounded up some of the most verdant parts of the emirate. Consider this your eco-therapy.
The Al Barari project looks like it is located anywhere but Dubai and yet this botanical haven is closer to you than you would have imagined. The residential area is comprised of over 200 stunning villas for rent and sale plus it has its own gourmet garden-themed restaurant called The Farm that even non-residents can frequent if they want to feel green – with envy. An impressive 60% of the 18.42 million-square-foot development is made up of green space including beautiful themed gardens, naturally landscaped lakes and freshwater streams – talk about a breath of fresh air.
The Emaar project The Greens was built to support a greener and healthier lifestyle for those who live in Dubai. It’s comprised of a mix of high and low rise buildings which have views of Dubai Marina and the sea as well as grassy stretches of the golf courses, and the whole place has an overall ‘village town’ feel to it. It consistently ranks as one of Dubai’s most popular areas to rent based on the affordable prices of its apartments, the convenience of its location and the serene atmosphere brought about by emphasising nature.
Discovery Gardens is a residential area broken up into six themed neighbourhoods – Zen, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Mogul, Mesoamerican and Cactus. What truly makes Discovery Gardens so distinct in Dubai is that each of these six neighbourhoods injects some greenery into a climate that usually otherwise represents more of a modern cityscape. With more than two hundred and fifty buildings in the area, finding your perfect property to rent in Discovery Gardens won’t be a challenge.
Considered to be the Beverly Hills of Dubai, these exclusive custom built properties are all situated on plot sizes ranging between 12,000 and 45,000 square feet. The spacious and quiet streets of Emirates Hills are lined with trees and lush greenery and many of the villas themselves overlook green stretches of Emirates Hills Golf Course. In addition to all the greenery, the community is also home to three large parks and 17 idyllic-looking lakes.
So you’re quite content living the dream of ultra-modernity in a downtown skyscraper, which is great, but you can’t deny that every once in a while you need a little escape. A day out at Dubai Miracle Garden, in the Dubailand district, is a perfect daily dose of flora and fauna. The world’s largest natural flower garden is currently closed for the summer months but mark your calendars because come November it will be back and bigger than ever. Between the stunning and imaginative flower displays and the indoor butterfly kingdom, a day at Dubai Miracle Gardens will put a smile on your face and a glow on your cheeks. Or, perhaps even closer depending on where you live, the massive indoor rainforest called The Green Planet in Citywalk could be more your cup of tea. They even have real sloths – just hanging out!