Monday, 16 March 2015

A visit to Dubai Miracle Gardens


New in Dubai and now we have a car we can explore further afield and over the weekend we visited Miracle Gardens.

Parking is free and was well signposted from the Umm Sequiem Road. It costs 30 AED for entry and that includes a phase 2 ticket for the Butterfly World, the actual domes were closed but the garden was worth walking around. Had we not asked what the 2nd part of the ticket was for, we would have missed it as it isn't signposted from inside and after walking round twice hubby gave in and finally asked someone where 'phase 2' was and we weren't actually told what it was at the gate on entry.

There are 45 million flowers of 45 different species and the designs change throughout the season. Check out the website for further information.

Food and drink is not permitted inside, however there are various huts you can buy soft drinks and a variety of snacks from as well as a restaurant which is all under a flower canopy, providing much needed shade. I would like to visit again at sunset as there were lights intertwined with the flowers so I'm assuming that it is lit up at night time.

There are no signs asking you to stay off the grass, just men with whistles who just look at you and peep loudly which spoilt the ambience of the park Outside of the food areas there were few benches just to sit and relax on and no interactive areas, although the website mentions an aromatic garden but we couldn't find it.

All in all it was good value for money and provided a much needed splash of colour in the middle of the desert, although I wouldn't like their water bill.



























20 comments:

  1. Wow! It looks very pretty.I wouldn't like their water bill either.

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  2. Excellent Pictures , Miracle garden is likes a real Miracle in this fantasy world.

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    1. thank you, we really enjoyed it there

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  3. Gosh - those flowers really are spectacular. Floral windmills are a cute touch.

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    1. i need to go back often as they are constantly changing the designs

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  4. Wow that is so beautiful and unusual too. You have captured it beautifully

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    1. thank you Nikki, as usual thought there were 1000 discarded photos...lol

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  5. What fabulous ideas to show off the flowers! I love the limousine, such an iconic car. It's a shame they haven't signposted a bit better to help you get around the entire park and I can see lots of hotels being built in one shot, I wonder if they have more plans in store?
    Thanks so much for linking up to Time Traveller, I love my weekly visit to Dubai and I'm seeing the city in an entirely new light now.

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    1. I need to go back soon as the butterfly domes are now open

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  6. It's absolutely stunning and so much greener than I expected. Wonderful!

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  7. What a beautiful park! I visited Dubai a few years ago and went up the Burj Khalifa and had afternoon tea in The Burj Al Arab. That is one amazing hotel!

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    1. i've done afternoon tea in other places but the prices for the Burj Al Arab left me needing something stronger than tea...lol

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  8. Hey, you're in Dubai now! How are you finding it? That looks like a brilliant day out, so many photo opportunities! :)

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    1. really enjoying Dubai and taking my camera with me daily

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  9. WOW! I am, for once, actually speechless!

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    1. I was also, will be going back soon as the seasons are changing and so will the displays, plist the butterfly domes are now open

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  10. Totally amazing! I never knew this place existed.

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    1. will be back again in 2 weeks as they change the displays with the seasons

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