I’m in a garden with around 100 million flowers!! I’m at the Miracle Garden in Dubai, and I have never seen so many flowers in one place!! Located next to Dubai Land in Al Bashra, the garden is spread over 72000 sq.mt and is the largest flower garden in the world.
Facts about the Dubai Miracle Gardens
When I entered the place, I felt like I had somehow been transported to the world of Oz! This place is a riot of colors and scents! Everywhere I go, I see extravagant and creative arrangements of flowers. I cannot decide what I like more – the blooming pyramids and igloos, the floral heart archways, or the archways with a ceiling of colorful umbrellas! It’s like an exhibition of glorious botanical art. There are more than 70 varieties flowers here, most of them rare, and new to the Middle East.
You can see here statues upon masterfully sculpted statues, adorned with beautiful flowers, of birds, bees and cartoon characters alike. Believe it or not, there’s even a botanical Burj Khalifa here, in this fantasy land of flowers. It’s almost as if the flowering plants here decided to mimic the outside world.
Who made the Dubai Miracle Garden?
The garden was built by Al-Ain based Akar Landscaping and Agriculture Company as an outdoor attraction for residents and tourists alike. And the place is a major crowd puller, around 30,000 on weekends!
The place is also known for its kilometer long flower wall. I haven’t even mentioned the butterfly garden yet. Would you believe it? Domes full of live, colorful fluttering butterflies! Need I say more?
The most interesting thing about the garden isn’t the amazing display of flowers though. One would expect a place such as this to consume water and energy on a massive scale. Although by no means a minimal consumer of water and energy, the attraction has a sub-surface irrigation system that recycles waste water via drip irrigation while avoiding evaporation and saving up to 75% of water and energy! That’s like icing on the cake!
I’m telling you, coming to this place is like literally walking into a miraculous oasis in the desert!