Dubai Miracle Garden, an amazing garden in the middle of the desert!

The first time I saw Dubai Miracle Garden on a blogger’s page, I knew I Had to Visit It. Every mid-November to mid-May, this miracle garden pops up in Dubai. This miracle garden is another testament to Dubai’s capability in producing everything bigger, grander than everywhere else.

Dubai Miracle Garden is huge –> 72,000 m²

.. with 45 million flowers arranged in impressive structures and arches. Year after year, the garden opens for a few months, then closes again to refresh itself with new concepts and designs, plant new structures. More than 1.5 million visitors visit each season each year!

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Currently in its 5th season, Dubai Miracle Garden re-opened on 27 Nov 2016. I happened to be in Dubai for a few days after its opening (whoohoo!) and decided to include this attraction on my itinerary. We came by on a Tuesday afternoon. Was I glad we did! This place is more than just a huge garden with the crazy number of flowers. The exhibits are actually gigantic, impressive art installations and sculptures! Flowers, flowers everywhere! I imagined my mum will be elated to be surrounded by all the flowers. It’s like coming to an art show at a museum, except the gallery is an open one with living plants all around me. Dubai, you sure know how to impress 😉

Dubai Miracle Garden holds a Guinness World Record for being the highest vertical garden. It also won another Guinness World Record this year with a new addition to the current garden, which you’ll see and read about below.

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Walking through the garden, you can actually smell the flowers’ fragrance in the air!

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A model of Burj Khalifa. This is a fountain with water running down the ‘tower’!

The clock below is a working clock, its hands move according to the time. There will be security guards walking around to ensure visitors will not trample on the flowers and areas.

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Scattered along the garden’s walkways, there are cushioned swings that you can sit on to soak in the atmosphere. I must say it really is quite lovely to stay for a while at this garden. After I came back, I went to read reviews that it can get crowded at Dubai Miracle Garden, but we were lucky enough to enjoy the garden when it was pretty sparse and there’s plenty of space to wander around. I’m not sure if they allow you to bring food in as they do check bags before entry. You can buy snacks and drinks within the garden.

This was the food area, with plenty of colorful umbrellas hanging overhead. The food I was holding was a Nutella fatayer from one of the stalls – baked dough with Nutella generously spread in between! (It cost 35AED, is very filling and definitely too much for one person to finish.)

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This feature below is the highlight of the garden.. you have to see it to believe it.

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An Emirates A380 replicate was constructed right here and has more than 500,000 fresh flowers and living plants covering its body! A collaboration with UAE’s international airline, Emirates, this life-sized plane is a breathtaking sight. When in full bloom, the structure will hold a total stem count of 5 million flowers, weighing over 100 tonnes, wow! The Emirates logo on the aircraft already requires over 9000 flowers and plants, while more than 100,000 flowers form the large wings. It took a crew of 200 people, working 10 hours a day for 180 days, clocking more than 144,000 hours to build, layer and mount the foliage onto the aircraft structure. The flowers also took 4 months to be sustainably grown and harvested at the garden nurseries. Talk about EFFORT!

Watch this timelapse of how the massive installation was constructed!

With this A380 aircraft structure, Dubai Miracle Gardens set another new Guinness World Record for being the World’s Largest Floral Installation.

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I love how the wings are supported by ‘tree-trunks’, a lovely touch in combining nature with this modern invention of an aeroplane.

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Landscaping of the flowerbed. No detail is overlooked.

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Considering Dubai’s warm weather, it leaves you wondering how the flowers can bloom in such a tough environment, as well as the amount of effort required. About 200,000 gallons of irrigated, recycled waste water daily goes behind maintaining Dubai Miracle Garden.

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Are you heading to Dubai soon?
Visit the vibrant Dubai Miracle Garden before the season closes!


Visited: Nov 2016
Useful link: Facebook Page (their website is not very useful in providing information. Dubai Miracle Garden, please reach out to me if you’ll like to revamp your website! =P)
Additional information credits: CN Traveler • Emirates’ press release
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8 comments

  1. Your photography skills are excellent. Loving the layout as well. And I can’t believe there are so many flowers and plants around in the middle of desert. Pretty impressive for sure!

    1. Thank you so much Cory! It means a lot to see your comment =) Yes! The vibrant colors available in this garden are really amazing!

  2. Oh my goodness, how can this place exist in the real world outside of dreams?! You are right, Dubai is just proving that it can out do the whole rest of the world. It looks spectacular, your photos are fantastic! Thanks for taking me there with you 🙂

    1. Hi Mike! Thanks so much for coming by and dropping a note, truly appreciated! This miracle garden is very huge in person to see, I’m glad to feature it on my site!

      Have a nice weekend ahead!

  3. I think this would be my first stop in Dubai. I would love to see and smell all of the flowers. And take so many pictures. Haha You certainly took a lot too, but I love looking at every single one of them. 🙂

    1. Thank you Stephanie! Indeed I spent a long time running around to see and take photos! Afterwards, it was equally tough selecting the photos to post, haha. If you’ll be heading there, rem to check if the garden’s still there, cos they’re open during a certain season only =)

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