Once one of Dubai’s best kept secrets now slowly creeping its way into the “must-see” list of attractions for the city is Dubai Miracle Garden.
Incredible to believe that such a place can exist in the desert – but this is Dubai, anything is possible, right? It is the current record holder of the largest flower garden in the world by total blooms.
Dubai Miracle Garden is open daily in the winter months from 9:00AM to 9:00PM, later on weekends >> more below!
What is there to see and do at Dubai Miracle Garden
The gardens are designed to let your imagination run wild. There are insta-moments as well as points to simply relax and enjoy the floral displays.
It is one of the best places in Dubai to take your kids, but has a charm and appeal for all ages.
Whilst some exhibits are seasonal, some things have remained as permanent fixtures. Most prominently, the floral A380 Emirates aeroplane is now a permanent exhibit within Dubai Miracle Garden. Some other favourites which have returned for many seasons include:
- The giant 18m tall topiary teddy bear
- The 15m wide floral birthday clock
- Hearts passageway – utterly instagrammable floral archway
- Floral Castle – every little prince and princesses dream
- Disney Avenue – your favourite characters in giant floral arrangements – including an 18m tall Mickey made with 100,000 flowers and weighing an incredible 35-tonnes!
There are, of course, many additions and changes to the garden each season so even if you’ve visited before it’s well worth coming back to see the latest breathtaking display.
Season 9 in winter 2020/21 sees the addition of a weekly live show, a flower parade and family Zumba classes coming to the park.
During seaosn 9 COVID safety measures are in place including temperature screening, compulsory masks and social distancing.
Where is Dubai Miracle Garden & how to get there
In an area that was previously to be known as Dubailand, south of Al Barsha, this 19 hectare plot of land was created and first opened in 2013, it has since been expanded to it’s current size (and we suspect from construction work in the area, there’s more to come!)
Coming by car to Dubai Miracle Garden
You can find Miracle Garden at the junction of the E311 and E63 freeways. There is a large adjacent car park. Like anything in Dubai the earlier in the day you come the better parking spot you’ll get! There’s space for 2000 cars to park, normally easy on all but the busiest of days in winter.
Bus to Dubai Miracle Garden
The Gardens are also serviced by bus route 105 from Mall of the Emirates. The journey takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes and costs 5AED per person. It runs in the afternoons, times vary by day of the week. See the RTA timetable here.
Metro to Dubai Miracle Garden
There is no direct Metro route to Dubai Miracle Garden, you are best catching the Red Line Metro to Mall of the Emirates then transferring to Bus 105.
Taxi to Dubai Miracle Garden
If these public transport options don’t suit and you do not have your own vehicle, it’s easy to catch a Dubai Taxi or Uber/Careem to Dubai Miracle Garden.
There is a taxi rank at the main park entrance for your return journey.
What does it cost to visit Miracle Garden
The more popular the gardens have become, the prices have significantly increased over the seasons. In Season 9 2020/21 you can expect to pay:
- Adults 55AED
- Child (3 to 12 years) 40AED
- Infant (under 3 years) FREE
- People of determination FREE
Tickets are available to purchase at the gate, the gardens do not offer an online ticketing service. The price includes VAT.
For season 9 (2020-21) they are currently offering an early bird special, come between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM weekdays and save 50% – only available at the gate.
The other alternative is to go with an organized tour that will assist you with hotel pick-ups and ticket purchasing. You could try:
- Klook offers a door-to-door service which can also be combined with Dubai Global Village or the Dubai Frame for a complete outing with a driver.
- Also on Klook, combine a full day city tour with tickets to Miracle Garden, this will include photo opportunities at many of the city’s most iconic landmarks, a great choice for Dubai visitors who love their photos.
Dubai Miracle Garden Timings
As you can imagine being an outdoor attraction in Dubai the opening hours are seasonal, though the season is getting longer each year. Generally open from 1 November through to early May each winter, the opening times for Dubai Miracle Garden are:
- Sunday to Thursday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
- Fridays 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
- Saturdays 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Picture Gallery for Dubai Miracle Garden
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Frequently Asked Questions for Dubai Miracle Garden
The best time to visit Dubai Miracle Garden is early in the day before the crowds arrive. You will have a much better chance of taking photos uninterrupted and can take your time to enjoy the displays.
We also recommend visiting in the coolest part of the year, at the start and end of the season, you can get a little bit of dieback. Visit outside of the main school holiday times for even fewer crowds – mid-January through to February weekdays are best.
Yes, there are several different food outlets within the park, catering to all different tastes from Indian and Middle Eastern restaurants to more western-style food, ice creams, popcorn, you name it!
Note that barbeques are not allowed in the park, and no outside food and beverage is allowed (this has changed since the earlier seasons) – this will be checked by security on arrival.
Yes, most of the park is well maintained, flat pathways. There’s a lot of walking involved so you will definitely be grateful for having a good stroller with you. There are only a few spots with stairs you may need to carry your infants but you can navigate the vast majority of the park with wheels.
No, these are not permitted. Only infant strollers or wheelchairs for elderly and People of Determination are permitted.
No, a seniors discount isn’t common in the UAE. Seniors, unless they have a disability and can be classified as a Person of Determination will need to pay full adult price at Dubai Miracle Garden.
No, this is strictly prohibited. Anyone caught damaging the gardens or acting inappropriately in the gardens will be asked to leave immediately.
No, although the two attractions are adjacent to one another, each has a separate entry ticket. (NB, we are still awaiting the re-opening of Dubai Butterfly Garden for winter 2020/21)
You must apply to management in advance if you would like to take any sort of porfessional photos within Dubai Miracle Garden, this includes wedding shots, modeling, TV & marketing promotions,
The gardens use sub-surface irrigation systems that recycle waste water – this is grey water from Dubai Municipality that is filtered again before using in the gardens. The garden is watered overnight, using some 200,000 gallons a day.
The original design and development is by Al Ain-based Akar Lanscaping & Agriculture Company.
By all sources we can find, yes, it has the largest number of blooms of any flower garden in the world at an estimated 150 million blooms, 120 different species. The physical size of the gardens at 19 hectares is NOT the largest in square footage, they just pack the most in!
Stay tuned as we understand season 10 in 2021/22 will see the opening of an extension to Dubai Miracle Garden – sure to make an already spectacular attraction even greater (we just hope they don’t hike the prices even further putting it out of reach for many tourists)
Dubai Miracle Garden has earned several Guinness World Records for the largest vertical garden (2013) and the world’s largest floral sculpture forming the shape of an Airbus A380 (2016) as well as the tallest (18m) Topiary Sculpture (2018).
Should you wish to stay near to Dubai Miracle Garden, you could stay in the area known as Motor City or Dubai Studio City. Hotels such as Studio One Hotel and Park Inn by Radisson Blu are the closest to Dubai Miracle Garden (though not walking distance).
Your best choice may be staying at a hotel attached to or near to Mall of the Emirates and enjoying the public bus connection. We could recommend Sheraton Mall of the Emirates or at a lower budget but excellent value Rose Park Hotel Al Barsha.
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