Only one thing is missing from the fantastic marvel of flowers in the middle of Dubai’s desert - a yellow brick road....
This weekend I've visited the world's largest flower garden...
The Dubailand's - Miracle Garden.
A visit here is like walking straight into the magical world of Oz.
There aren’t many other places in the world you can enjoy such a variation in attractions. At the same time it seems unlikely that a lot of them would be located in a location like Dubai. A city with a hot desert climate isn’t exactly where you would picture finding the world’s largest aquarium or an indoor ski resort. This is what Dubai is all about. Nothing seems impossible here, and even if it appears to be so, there will always be someone who proves you wrong.
A Flowery Fairy Tale, made up of more than 45 million (in my own estimation) blooming flowers in eye-catching colour combinations. Imagine how it would be if Alice of Wonderland melted together with Dorothy’s Oz and the landscape of The Night Garden after a visit to Dubai Miracle Gardens you will no longer have to. Whilst ordinary botanical gardens display unique and beautiful plants, they seldom leave you with the same big "wow factor" as this fantastic attraction. This is no ordinary botanical park. Flowers in every colour you can think of, shaped into arches, hearts and covering houses, give a feeling of walking straight into a fairy tale.
Walking through the whole garden takes around an hour but the likelihood is that you will stay longer than that. As you stroll down one of the brick roads, called the umbrella pathway, gaze up and be mesmerised by the roof made up by parasols in every imaginable colour.
Well, what can I say? A variety of flowers with different colours, there’s a floral clock, an edible garden, displays made from Hannah Montana umbrellas, giant peacocks, bench butterflies, vertical cars buried in flower beds (curiouser and curiouser) and houses covered in blooms. Having paid the entry fee of AED 30.00 for everyone over the age of three we stepped inside and realised immediately we’d chosen a busy day. The number of people, and cameras, meant the garden was quite literally crawling with life. But it's worth it! I had fun watching flowers in bloom.
If you go (joining the million people expected to visit this season), I have a few words of advice: pick a quiet day when the photo-taking petunia paparazzi aren’t out in force. :)
Address: Al Barsha South 3, Dubailand Area
Phone: 04 422 8902
Opening Hours: daily (10am-8pm)