Friday, May 12, 2017

Dubai Miracle Garden: A Paradise in the Desert

"After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world." 
-Christian Dior-
       After months of planning, I finally ticked off one of my Dubai bucket list today! And that is to be at the... (drum roll) Miracle Garden! Just in time before this season close at the end of the month, me and my good friend Jen decided to go to the garden which we've been planning already months back.

       We've met at the Mall of the Emirates and from there, we took the bus 105 to the Miracle Garden. It's a 20-30 minutes trip. We reached the garden at around 4:00PM, the sun was scorching, put my glasses on and paid the entrance fee of 40 AED (seriously?!) and we are given a tiny umbrella (how cute!) as a token for us to use against the sun's heat then we start wandering around the garden and took pictures here, there, and everywhere.

Emirates Airbus A380
       The centerpiece of the garden this season is the replica of an Airbus A380 filled with thousands of flowers. I've seen a marker from the Guiness World Records that this massive single flower arrangement or structure is the world's largest awarded on December 2, 2016. This achievement is not new to Dubai and I am not surprised.

Yes! I Love DMG

       Though the flowers are not anymore in full bloom since the weather is getting hotter each day, I still can't deny that this garden is something worthy of a visit. The fact that you can find something like this in a desert country like the UAE is enough reason to be thrilled about. This is the first flower garden that I had visited so it was really fun.

       Two weeks before the garden close, there are still many tourists who are visiting the place. Prayer rooms and comfort rooms are available too. Throughout the garden, security guards can be found to maintain peace and safety and so that no one is messing around with the flowers. I got whistled once after getting so close to a flower and I was like "Hey I'm not gonna pick it. I just need something to post on Instagram!". But of course it was just in my mind and I continued to wander around.

       I believe this place is open for pre-nuptial photo shoots because I've seen some pictures on the internet. Without a doubt, this place is perfect and is so romantic.There are also several stalls designated for food and refreshments in case you get thirsty and hungry.

Oh, umbrellas!

Flower Girl

       Launched on the Valentines Day of February 2013, you can tell that this place would be perfect for lovers. While it's maybe more romantic to treat your habibti to a flower garden than just giving her a bouquet of flowers, this place is perfect for everyone. It's a sight to behold and a must-see attraction in the city. The garden is open until May 31, 2017 and will open again during winter. For more updates, you can visit their website.

       After having some snacks, we decided to leave the place at around 6PM and waited for the bus going back to the Mall of the Emirates. This life is a miracle and the Miracle Garden is a testament of that. This place is surreal, a true paradise on Earth, on a desert rather. -Jon-

Admission Fees
Adults - 40 AED
Kids from 3-12 years old - 30 AED
Disabled and 2 years old below are free of charge

       The garden is open from 9AM until 9PM during weekdays and from 9 AM until 11PM on Friday and Saturday.

How to get there? 
       While you can always take a taxi to pick and drop you anywhere, I always suggest the cheapest way possible. Take the Metro Red Line and get off at Mall of the Emirates Station. Then take the 105 bus from MOE (Mall of Emirates) and it will take you directly to the Miracle Garden. The fare is AED 5.00. Bus Route 105 timing: Sunday to Thursday from 02:00 pm to 08:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 12:00 pm (midday) to 10:00 pm. Service interval is 20 minutes.

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