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Dubai’s Miracle Garden: Colors in the Desert

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! 🙂

Wall of Flowers
Heart-shaped floral arches welcome you to the garden
The Falcon – UAE’s symbol
Playing He-Loves-Me-He-Loves-Me-Not will be a challenge in this bed of pink flowers 🙂
Can you still see me sandwiched in between flowers?
Trellis of hanging flowers in plastic bottle pots
Oasis in the garden!
Huge flower pots like real gigantic plants
Who loves pink?
Floral feast!!!
My favorite among them all. Can you guess why? 🙂

More flowers in different color combo 🙂
Vat overflowing with flowers

Recycling old cars for flower beds. Wise or extravagant?
Jump shot among the flower pyramids

 

I will be the gladdest thing
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
http://www.the-miracle-garden.com/index.html

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