Are you looking for some great places to visit in Dubai without getting trampled by hoards of tourists? Head over to Dubai Miracle Garden. This beautiful flower garden is a must-see for those who love flowers and plants.
About Dubai Miracle Garden
You probably won’t expect a natural flower garden with an Emirates A380 in the middle of the desert, but since 2013 you can visit Miracle Garden, the world’s largest flower garden is located in the United Arab Emirates. The Dubai Miracle Garden houses more than 150 million flowers from over 60 different species, some of which were even the first planted in the Gulf region.
The nice thing about the Miracle Garden is that you don’t have to love plants to have a good time. In the park you will find, among other things, the world’s largest flower clock, various cars decorated with flowers, a replica of the Burj Khalifa and an Emirates A380 that has been reconstructed in full size. Moreover, a large number of buildings change every season so that the park is a surprise every year.
Since the opening of the Dubai Miracle Garden in 2013, the park has welcomed a large number of visitors. In the first season (winter 2012/2013) only 400,000 visitors managed to visit the Miracle Garden, in the years that followed the number of visitors rose to well over 1 million visitors per year. Partly thanks to the opening of the adjacent Butterfly Garden, many tourists and residents of Dubai find their way to the Miracle Garden.
Highlights of Dubai Miracle Garden
In addition to beautiful flower fields, you will even find “flower buildings”. The most famous flower installation is the Emirates Airbus A380 , which has been recreated to a full size.
The plane is equipped with moving turbines and made from 500,000 flowers.
No fewer than 200 builders worked on it. Since 2016, it has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest flower installation.
And how about a replica of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world that you can also find in Dubai?
You can also find cars completely made out of flowers and a large Micky Mouse statue made out of flowers and a large floral clock.
Where is Dubai Miracle Garden located
Want to see the Emirates A380 made out of flowers with your own eyes? The Dubai Miracle Garden is a half-hour drive from Downtown Dubai and the Dubai Mall. It is close to the residential area of Arabian Ranches and the Dubai Autodrome circuit.
The Dubai Miracle Garden is easily accessible by car. The Dubai Miracle Garden is located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, right next to the Dubai Autodrome. It is best to follow the signs above the road to the Dubai Autodrome and from there follow the signs to the Dubai Miracle Garden. Check Google Maps for complete directions.
You can also easily tag on a visit to the indoor Butterfly Garden which is located next door.
How to get to Dubai Miracle Garden by Public Transport
The Dubai Miracle Garden can also be reached by public transport, which is good news for anyone who does not have their own (rental) car. With the introduction of the new timetable, the RTA bus number 105 runs from the Mall of the Emirates to the Miracle Garden and the Butterfly Garden. The bus to the flower garden leaves from the bus terminal which is in front of the Mall of the Emirates, next to the metro station. For more information about the bus and the most up-to-date bus numbers, see the Miracle Garden website.
A single ticket to the Miracle Garden costs 5 dirham per person, and you can pay with the NOL card. Beware! Bus number 105 of the RTA is a special bus line, so it is not possible to use this bus line with a red NOL day ticket. You must therefore either buy a separate ticket at the counter or use the silver Nol card with which you can check-in and out on the bus.
From Sunday to Thursday, a bus runs every 20 minutes between 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM to the Miracle Garden and vice versa. On Fridays and Saturdays, buses run every 15 minutes between the Mall of the Emirates Bus Station and the Miracle Garden between 12:00 PM and 10:00 PM. The first bus on the weekend leaves at 12:04 PM, during the week the first bus leaves at 3:56 PM. The last bus from Miracle Garden to Mall of the Emirates departs at 8:03 PM on weekdays, and at 10:04 PM on weekends. The journey takes between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on how busy the road is.
The above departure times and bus numbers may change over time, so check the official website www.dubaimiraclegarden.com for more information or consult the RTA route planner for the most up-to-date bus routes and departure times.
Dubai Miracle Garden 2020/2021
The Miracle Garden can only be visited during the winter season. In summer, temperatures in Dubai are too high to keep the flowers alive and the park is closed to the public.
The Dubai Miracle Garden opened its doors in 2020 on November 1, 2020 for the new 2020/2021 winter season and will close sometime in early May 2021.
Please note, this date is an estimate, so always check the website of the Dubai Miracle Garden for the current opening hours and days that the park is open.
For the new season, the flower garden has been thoroughly overhauled and the park has been designed around a completely new theme. This year there is a total of 72,000 square meters of flowers to be admired, spread over the park there are more than 50 million flowers of 120 different types.
Also this year there is the “Aerial Floating Lady” where you can admire a number of exotic flowers. In addition, there is a 400-meter-long walking path where you walk past numerous beautiful flower works.
One of the world records can be seen again this year, the 18 meter high Mickey Mouse which is made entirely of flowers. In addition to Mickey Mouse, there are also some other famous cartoon characters in the park this season.
Dubai Miracle Garden Opening Hours
The Dubai Miracle Garden is open from Sunday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
On weekends from Friday to Saturday, the flower garden is open from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Keep in mind that weekends fall on Friday and Saturday in the United Arab Emirates.
Dubai Miracle Garden Tickets
The entrance to the Miracle Garden is 50 AED per person. Children under 3 years old and the disabled can enter for free. A separate ticket must be purchased for the Dubai Butterfly Garden which is located next to the Miracle Garden.
Dubai Miracle Garden Tickets With Transfer
Don’t feel like traveling to the Miracle Garden by public transport? You can also book tickets including a transfer where you will be picked up from your hotel and dropped off at the door of the Miracle Garden. After your visit to the flower garden you will be neatly dropped off at the door of your hotel. You can easily book these tickets including transfer on the Tiqets website.
Dubai Miracle Garden Tickets with Hop on Hop Off
Buy tickets for the Dubai hop on hop off buss service and get free entrance to Dubai Miracle Garden. The buss will pass Miracle Garden to drop you off and can pick you up again after your visit. You can buy tickets to the Dubai Hop in Hop Off bus service on Get Your Guide.
Dubai Miracle Garden Tickets with tour of Dubai
Short on time? Then you can visit Dubai Miracle Garden during a tour of the complete city. You will visit the most important sites of Dubai and Miracle Garden in one day. The tickets to Miracle Garden will be included in the price of the tour. You can buy tickets on Tiqets.