A few weeks earlier, a trip to Amsterdam this spring seems likely, planning to go their in May just before Keukenhof Garden closes. A pleasantly surprising turn of events caused me to abandon this plan (and I’m sure I’ll be writing about this is in the future).
Subsequently, an opportunity for a short trip to Dubai came. Looking for something new to explore, I stumbled upon the newly-opened Dubai Miracle Garden. It is located in Dubailand, quite a distance from Deira area where I was staying.
Aptly called the Miracle Garden, indeed it is a miracle, as it is difficult to associate colorful flowers with grainy sands of the desert. Claiming to be the world’s largest natural flower garden, the place features more than 45 million flowers, many of which are said to be planted for the first time in the Gulf area. Alternating seas of whites, reds, fuschias, pinks, oranges, yellows, violets in various flowerbeds and landscapes are a pleasant respite from Dubai’s megastructures.
Go and enjoy, but just remember, flower-picking is not allowed! 🙂
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay
The Miracle Garden
Al Barsha South, Dubai
Entrance Fee: 20 AED (6$, 3 years old and above)
Opening Times: Weekdays – 09:00 – 21:00; Weekends and Holidays – 09:00 – 23:00