About a week ago, I went to see the much talked about Dubai Miracle Garden. It was all over the news. Pretty impressive job I must say for a country like the UAE to grow gazillions of flowers (sorry, no exact figures here).
It was located somewhere between Al Barsha and Arabian Ranches, exactly in Dubailand where they had stopped the construction of the supposed theme park.
If you are a commuter like me this is the best that you can do, take the Metro and get off Mall of the Emirates Station. From there take a cab, it will cost you about 30.00aed.
There is around 3 or 4 or 5 stalls that sells food. Nachos cost 20.00aed and a bottle of water for 5.00aed. And you can collapse in the grass and enjoy your food. You can also bring your own food (I’m just guessing about this part).
The problem is going home, it’s either you wait for who knows how many hours for a cab, phone a friend to pick you up =P or call a car lift.
Some photos from the visit.
That day, I think half the population of Dubai decided to go there. Must have been the beautiful weather. And yes, it was extremely, extremely crowded (of course I am quite exaggerating things).
Aren’t the sky so pretty that day? The weather was perfect as well.
Was really looking forward to seeing this hanging umbrellas, because it reminds me a lot of a Tim Burton film. But, I know Dubai can do better that using umbrellas with Ben10 and Spiderman design.
Would have been much better if there is some sort of a viewing deck to see the area, since I assumed that they created a pattern out of the flowers that could be seen from above. Most of the area is flat, more sculpture would do probably? Just like in Edward Scissorhands’ movie.
Was quite disappointed with the Disney-ish font they used as a signage. I mean, you know. But then again, maybe it’s just me.
It was worth visiting though. Oh, by the way, entrance fee is 20.00aed.
Don’t forget to bring your camera and take photos of all the lovely flowers there. You better be going now, because summer will be here in few minutes time and some of the flowers are already dried.