Dubai Miracle Garden, the largest natural flower garden in the world, returned for its ninth season on Sunday, November 1, with a magnificent display of intricately designed blooms. The park reopened under stringent health and safety protocols designed to ensure that visitors can have a fun-filled experience without a worry.
This year, visitors can enjoy a stunning array of over 150 million flowers of more than 120 varieties, some of which have never been cultivated in the Gulf region. Apart from the flowers, the garden will feature plenty of outdoor activities, installations, and decorative sculptures that come alive at night!
Among the many novel installations at the park is the ‘aerial floating lady’ clothed in exotic flowers and the revamped amphitheater that serves as an observatory for live entertainment shows. Other attractions at the park include the record-breaking Emirates A380 display and an 18-metre tall floral structure of Mickey Mouse within the garden’s Disney Avenue. Other stalwarts making a reappearance this year include the Floral Castle where guests can enjoy a garden dining experience, a tastefully illuminated nightscape, and the distinctive Caribbean and Asian hammocks.
A 400-meter walking track at the park offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy leisurely walks in the midst of the floral artistry on display. The track will also be used for daily entertainment shows including costume and floral parades, street performances, Zumba sessions and other physical and recreational activities.
Given the severity of the health crisis we find ourselves in, the health and safety of the guests is the top priority. According to Abdel Naser Rahhal, Creator and Co-founder of Dubai Miracle Garden and Vice Chairman of Cityland Group, the developer of the ambitious botanical project, “All necessary measures and protocols have been put in place in line with the government health authority’s requirements and procedures. The venue will strictly monitor the body temperature of visitors entering the garden and hand sanitizers will be available across all areas. Social distancing rules will also be strictly implemented across the park. The park’s team has been trained to fully carry out health, safety and security measures.”
The Dubai Miracle Garden has been recognized thrice by the Guinness World Records. While the garden held the Guinness World Record in 2018 for ‘The Tallest Topiary Structure (Supported) forming a shape of Mickey Mouse’, it broke the record for the world’s largest floral structure forming the shape of A380’ in 2016. Moreover, the garden has earned the distinction of featuring the ‘Largest Vertical Garden’ back in 2013.
Other awards include ‘The International Prize for Leading Tourist Gardens from Canada’ in 2017; the ‘Grand Prize for Commercial Design’ from the National Organization for Professional Gardens in the UK in 2017; and the ‘World Garden Tourism Award’ for the Garden of the Year category in 2015.
Dubai Miracle Garden will be open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. during weekdays and from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. on weekends (Friday and Saturday) and public holidays. Admission tickets are priced at AED 55 for adults (over 12 years old) and AED 40 for children aged 12 and below. Children below the age of three and people of determination can access the park for free.