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Dubai Miracle Garden

February 27, 2013
Dubai Miracle Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden

I recently visited the newly opened Dubai Miracle Garden in Dubailand, not too far from the Arabian Ranches and Motorcity. It’s a bit surreal and, quite frankly, garish, but pleasant to visit all the same.

It’s not quite a park, but as the name more than suggests, more of a garden with millions and millions of bright flowers, some in arches you can walk under, some form the hedges round the edges (see, I can rhyme already), and some are in topiary- like designs like the large duck in the main picture above. Rather random.

Dubai Miracle Garden

There’s a couple of smallish lakes with a fountain in the centre, like the sort you see in The Springs or The Meadows but much smaller. Nothing spectacular. From a distance the bright colours are very striking but it’s no Kew Gardens so  don’t come here expecting to see lots of exotic varieties.

I didn’t know what to think of the power ballards booming out from the stereo system in the centre. Nor the arabic pop music blaring out from the speaker by the entrance. Maybe it is supposed to add to the sensory experience? Maybe the guards like it to give their ears a rest from their whistles that they blow enthusiastically whenever they see a hand approaching a flower? I’m sure if I was able to toddle out of my pushchair I would have been driving mum mad trying to grab those flowers at any opportunity…

dubai miracle gardenUnfortunately there’s very little shade so we didn’t stay more than 30 minutes, but you could probably kill an hour, maybe an hour and a half here, but equally you could just have a quick look around in 20 minutes if you’re pushed for time. There’s a small tent selling cold drinks and a couple of plastic seats with umbrellas to sit at but not particularly enticing.

Dubai Miracle Garden

We visited mid afternoon on a weekday and it was fairly popular with quite a few locals and expats, but was not packed by any means.

It’s AED 20 to get in for anyone over the age of 3, car parking is free and we noticed toilets and prayer rooms. There does not appear to be a Ladies Day and pets are not allowed.  There’s no public transport here but we did see a few taxis dropping people off and waiting.

The official website is here.

Directions: Head towards the Arabian Ranches on the Umm Suqeim Road. Take the first turning to the right after Dubai Biotech. It’s well signposted from there.

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