Let’s start the year with something as vibrant as the Miracle Garden in Dubai.
Known for luxury, supercars, the world’s tallest building and many other man-made greatness, Dubai has been putting itself on the map for the past decade. Spots that will entice tourists to visit has been very well marketed recently. In fact, a bunch of bloggers and travel Instagram influencers have just showcased the beauty of Dubai. However, I’m not one of them. Haha But given how gorgeous the city is, it’s hard not to blog about it. But I digress.
Miracle Garden is another spot on the map that will surely be visited by many. Your eyes will feast on millions of vibrant flowers, some formed in hearts and arcs, some laid out in fields akin to a rainbow. I suppose it’s called Miracle Garden because of how miraculous it is to have various flowers to stay as healthy despite the heat. Or maybe, simply because the garden displays great miracle of life in the form of flora.
In this award-winning, record-holding garden, you will find several attractions such as the flower clock, the life size A380 Emirates plane, and a variety of flower formations. The area is massive but 2 hours would be enough to go around, immerse in wonder and take photos. If the heat gets unbearable, the many cafes at the side with upside down umbrellas will provide you shade, or the flower arcs themselves may also give you solace.
Aside from Miracle Garden, they’ve just opened the Butterfly Garden nearby with 15,000 butterflies and considered the biggest butterfly sanctuary in the world. We didn’t go anymore as it was unusually hot that day. Not complaining because the sun gave me such stunning colors! But remember to always hydrate, kids!
Miracle Garden is in Al Barsha South 3, Barsha, Dubailand Area. Opens daily from 9AM to 9PM on Weekdays or 9AM to 11PM on Weekends including Friday. The entrance fee is 40 AED for adults, 30 AED for 3-12 years old and FREE for 2 years old and younger, as well as, persons with disabilities. For more information, their website is dubaimiraclegarden.com. Don’t forget to bring some water!