On our recent trip to Dubai we experienced the surreal Miracle Gardens, which only opened in February of this year. Can you guess which day?… Valentine’s Day of course! When visiting the desert, luscious flower gardens are not what usually springs to mind, unless perhaps you were to get lost in the desert and experience a mirage. However, Dubai does not shy away from such extravagance, so it is not surprising that the Miracle Gardens Dubai are the worlds largest flower garden.
The gardens are located on Umm Suquiem Road near the Arabian Ranches, and are open daily from 10am until 10pm and until midnight on the weekends and public holidays. Entrance is 20 UAE dirhams (about $5.50USD). We wouldn’t say that it is particularly easy to get to, but you can get the F30 bus from the Mall of Emirates to get there. Is it worth it though? It depends, if you’re in Dubai for awhile, we’d say yes, check it out. It’s pretty amazing to see this oasis in the middle of the desert and the mix of cultures that visit. But if your time is limited there are other things that are more worthwhile, like old Dubai which stands in stark contrast to the newly developed area that does nothing to elevate Dubai’s reputation for being over the top. If you’ve been to the Miracle Garden what did you think?