Miracle Gardens in Dubai, UAE

Photo of the Worlds largest floral jumbo jet

Today we visited the Miracle Garden, the world’s biggest flower garden, a vast complex of colorful flowers and plants.  The featured attraction is the full-sized jumbo jet completely covered with dazzling flowers.  This jumbo jet set the Guinness world record for the largest flower structure.

Distance-wise, it is quite a drive from the city proper of Dubai.  Depending on traffic, it could take you more than 30 minutes by taxi.  There is no Metro service directly to the Miracle Garden. You can, however, take the Metro to the Mall of the Emirates, then a taxi to the Miracle Garden.  Going back, take a taxi (there are many at the Miracle Garden).  

The Dubai Miracle Garden has approximately 100 million blooming flowers and has about 55,000 visitors per week but never feels crowded.  The well-maintained gardens contain around 70 different flower varieties.

The opening of the Dubai Miracle Garden has transformed the parched desert landscape of Dubai into the world’s biggest natural flower garden.   It is hot here but there is plenty of shade where you can escape from the heat.

Think about a stop afterward at the Mall of the Emirates

The Mall of the Emirates is a multi-level shopping mall that currently features more than 630 retail outlets, 7900 parking spaces, over 100 restaurants & cafes, 80 luxury stores and 250 flagship stores. It also features Ski Dubai, the Middle East’s first indoor ski resort and snow park, the 500-seat capacity Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre and Magic planet, one of the largest indoor family entertainment centers in Dubai.

The Dubai Miracle Garden is a pleasant respite from the hussle-bustle of urban Dubai.  It offers a bit of relief in a world dominated by much sand and many high-rise skyscrappers where oppulance is a key factor and color is not.

If Dubai is not on your bucket list, it should be.  Overall it is an amazing place to experience and places like the Miracle Garden will be a welcomed drop in your bucket.

 

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