One the things which most of the UAE residents and tourists look forward to in winter is the reopening of Dubai Miracle Garden. With its catchy name, I opine that it is named as a miracle garden because it is impossible to have these kinds and this abundance of flowers in the UAE. Thousands of flowers are being imported on a yearly basis just in time for the garden’s reopening during winter. The flowers will not be able to take the Gulf’s heat, hence, it gets closed within April to May.
This garden was launched in 2013 (which I have missed) and incurred major improvement each year. We always do visit twice each year, one is in time when the 45 million flowers are yet to blossom and then when they are in full bloom.
This year’s offering is much improved, particularly with the opening of Butterfly Park (which we decided to explore when we do visit again in January or February) and more dining options. This explains the increase in entrance fee from AED 20 to AED 30. However, I prefer that they had kept the flowers on the structures of Burj Khalifa, windmill and others. Maybe it is less costly to rebuild and maintain using the orange-like ornaments instead of the fresh flowers. Nevertheless, a visit to the Dubai Miracle Garden is one of the nicest things to do during winter in the UAE.
Dubai Miracle Garden, Al Barsha, Dubailand area
Timing: 9am – 9pm (Sunday – Thursday), 9am – 11pm (Friday and Saturday)
Entrance fee: AED 30, free for disabled visitors and 3 years old and below
Coordinates: 25°03′35″N 55°14′40″E / 25.05981°N 55.24454°E / 25.05981; 55.24454