We visited the Miracle Garden on our first day in Dubai, and it was a really impressive way to start the trip! Prior to this, I expected Keukenhof in the Netherlands to be the biggest flower garden in the world, but no, Dubai is competitive and even though the Miracle Garden presently holds this title, it’s still under expansion!
As far as I can recall, this was our first outing in daytime Dubai. It was quite hot but not at its peak of around 50°C. There was also a sandstorm, which we didn’t really understand until a waiter mentioned it to us a few days later. We had been wondering why our hair was getting all dirty – it never occurred to us that it was sand. It’s easy to forget that you’re in a desert when you’re surrounded by such lush greenery.
We stayed at the old part of town which wasn’t really near to the Miracle Garden but were able to easily and cheaply take a taxi there.
These huge peacocks greet you at the entrance. Some reviews complain that all of the flowers are the same variety but in different colours. It seems to be true but I think that’s just picking holes where there are none. Even the work involved in keeping all of these watered is an astounding feat. Also, this can’t be captured in photographs but some very cool Arabic music was playing all through the park.
This was one of my favourites. Can I live there please?
You can see in the background the beginnings of Dubailand. It’s going to be the biggest theme park in the world but it’s still under construction.
In the back right of this photo you can see a flower-covered miniature Burj Khalifa, i.e. the tallest building in the world. We also visited the real thing but it wasn’t particularly cute so I won’t write about it on this blog.
All the pictures until now were of the segment classed as “Phase 1”. There is also a “Phase 2” which doesn’t have any flower covered sculptures but just the ridiculously huge flower fields seen above.
I think this is a must-see in Dubai. It’s like Arabic Disneyland except with just flowers. Very surreal.
Dubai Miracle Garden,
Al Barsha South,
United Arab Emirates