Just like C.S. Lewis’s doorway in the kid’s classic ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’, that opens into a magical universe, step into the world fluttering with close to 15,000 butterflies at Miracle Garden, Dubai.
Walking in the midst of concreteness but at the same time feeling a magical world is what Dubai has always been able to achieve almost effortlessly over the last decade or so. The city of Dubai revels in extravagance, may it be its breathtaking skyline or the soon to be opened world’s largest Ferris wheel – Ain Dubai! Be it engineering marvels or marvels of nature, Dubai has the best and epitome of all worlds,effortlessly.
The Dubai Miracle Garden is no exception and in-fact is the epitome of extravagance. Being the world’s largest floral installation, it houses the world’s tallest topiary structure in the form of an 18m high Mickey Mouse — the world’s largest floral installation in the form of a life-sized replica of Airbus A-380 covered in more than 500,000 fresh plants and flowers – and also the world’s largest indoor butterfly park.
It is located in Dubailand near the residential community Arabian Ranches. Arabian Ranches is a mediterranean style Villa community that is carefully built near the championship Arabian Ranches Golf Course. Residents of this vibrant Spanish-Middle Eastern style community enjoy ample facilities within the vicinity along with an ideal location. They get to revel in their proximity to Downtown Dubai, Mall of Emirates and the Dubai International Airport.
With the concrete skyline of Dubai far into the background, the Dubai Miracle Garden set across an expansive 72000 sqm invites you to enter a different world. During full bloom, the garden showcases 150 million flowers in different vibrant colors set in variety of structures which range from heart-shaped arches you could walk underneath, to arrangements shaped like butterflies, birds, and even cartoons. Moreover, apart from offering a great visual delight, the scents of the fully bloomed flowers make it an enchanting overall sensory experience.
However, the garden is not only for the tourists to marvel at the massive floral structures, but is also a great respite for the residents as well from the sky-high steel structures. You could spend a day-off from work or reserve a day in your travel itinerary, to be walking underneath the beautiful flowered arches and umbrellas, sitting next to the cool lake park or dining in luxury right next to the beautiful floral castle. Besides, when tired of roaming outside, you can either step into one of the beautiful break-out zones scattered around the garden for a drink or head to the indoor temperature-controlled Butterfly Garden.
Let yourself be enamoured by these magical creatures flutter across you or watch through the evolution process of butterfly through each stage explained in intricate detail. Even though visiting the Butterfly Garden requires a separate ticket, it truly is worth the experience you’ll revel in!
The area offers state of the art services and facilities, making sure your visit to the garden would be comfortable and enjoyable. Golf cars are provided to ensure that you explore the entire garden smoothly. While Wheelchairs aren’t provided, however, the paths are wheelchair friendly.
Besides, getting to the park is not a problem either, as it is easily accessible via cabs and buses. You could hop on the Dubai sightseeing bus for the scenic route which would drop you right at Dubai Miracle Garden or take Bus route 105 from Mall of Emirates for the quicker, more conventional one. Additionally, the garden premises include sufficient open parking spaces and VIP parking spaces to allow you to take your own car to the garden and not have to worry about parking.
Your trip to the Miracle Garden will take you right back to the days of reading fables and finishing coloring books, and for kids, it’ll be an experience that’ll make their fairytale dreams come alive. The Dubai Miracle Garden only opens for a period of about 6 months, opening sometime around November and closing around mid May for the revamp. The floral structures are redecorated and altered every year ensuring that the visitors have a new experience each season.
The garden opens at 9 am and closes at 9 pm on weekdays and 11pm on weekends. If you’re looking to avoid the tourist rush, the best time to go would be in the morning.