I read about Dubai Miracle Garden on someone’s travel blog and It looked so much bigger and grander than any other botanical garden I’ve been to. Fortunately in March 2018, I had the chance to visit during my trip to Dubai. The botanical garden opens every year between mid-November to mid-May. Im so glad we came as this place is not just a huge garden with lots of flowers – it has impressive art installations, sculptures an exhibitions. You can literally see flowers EVERYWHERE.
The garden is huge – 72,000 m2 to be precise and has 45 million flowers. I believe Dubai Miracle Garden holds a Guinness World Record for being the highest vertical garden, which is pretty impressive.
The clock below actually works and its hands move – the blew me away!
The image below is an Emirates A380 replica and was constructed in the park with more than 500,000 fresh flowers and living plants covering it. What i assumed was a collaboration with UAE international airline, Emirates – this life-sized plane is just so magnificent (and slightly over the top). I later found out that when its in full bloom, the structure will hold 5 million flowers and weigh over 100 tonnes! WHAT THE HECK.
The Emirates logo alone requires over 9000 flowers and the large wings requires 100,000. I loved how the wings were supported by ‘tree-trunks’. It took 200 people working 10 hours a day for 180 days to build this aircraft structure. Isn’t that just mind boggling!
The amount of effort that would go behind sustaining this garden is just unthinkable – especially with Dubai’s warm weather.
Have you been to Dubai Miracle Garden? What are your thoughts? Be sure to leave them in the comments, and I’ll get back to you as quickly as possible 🙂