One of the seven Emirates of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E), Dubai, is a city of possibility and the unexpected. The business capital of the UAE is home to the various skyscrapers including the world’s tallest building and the world’s tallest hotel which also houses the Dubai Ski, a Ski resort with all-year round snow even though it almost never snows in Dubai.
Arid Dubai has arguably one of the most impressive landscape and attractions, in the Middle-East. The Dubai Miracle Garden is an example, the wonderland is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking sites within the city. It serves as an outdoor attraction for residents and tourists alike.
The large garden in the desert area, offers a more natural alternative to the city’s usual air conditioned shopping malls, theme parks or giant buildings. Spread over 72,000-square-meters (18 acres) of land, the garden features rare flowers species which are not usually found in the Gulf region.
Staking the claim of the world’s largest natural flower garden, the Dubai Miracle Garden, located in Dubailand near the Arabian ranches, showcases over 45 million flowers in varying shapes and forms. Flowers are fashioned to look like hearts, stars, layers and igloos too but the arrangement changes seasonally.
The flowers are maintained through the re-use of waste water through drip irrigation method with an average amount up to 200,000 gallons of water daily. During the summer period, the garden is closed to visitors due to high temperatures not conducive for flower grazing.
When visiting golf cart can be requested for special-needs or elderly visitors. There are also floral clock, public toilets, souvenir shops, and mosques (ablution and prayer rooms).
Recently, the Miracle Garden celebrated the inauguration of the Dubai Butterfly Garden – a sanctuary for over 26 species of 15,000 butterflies. The butterfly garden is the world’s largest and the region’s first Indoor butterfly garden.