It took us two months upon arriving in Dubai to finally visit some tourist spots. I guess we’re still not used to living a “normal” life coming from quarantine in Manila. Anyhow, the very first ‘must see’ place we visited was Dubai Miracle Garden.
We went some time in December so the weather was perfect. The sun was shining accompanied by a cool breeze.
Ticket is at AED 55 for adults, AED 40 for children between 3 to 12 years old and FREE admission for people of determination and children below 3 years old.
MICKEY MOUSE ON DISNEY AVENUE
The first thing we saw upon entering was this huge Mickey Mouse. It’s part of the Disney Avenue and is the highlight since he’s the biggest name on Disney’s roster of characters. Mickey’s floral statues stands 18 meters high and the very first floral display in the Middle East. It won Dubai Miracle Garden their fifth Guinness record– World’s Largest Topiary Structure in 2018, the year in which the iconic character marked its 90th anniversary.
The Mickey Mouse floral statue is made up of 100,000 plants and flowers at a weight of nearly 35 tons, and is supported by a seven-ton steel structure with a concrete foundation of 50 tons of reinforced concrete.
Shempre we also had our photo taken there but Juro wanted to be in it. We went there a little after lunch and there’s only a handful of people which was my preferred setting but come mid afternoon, more people were coming in.
Though I was very anxious about going to a very public place, I felt relief upon seeing sanitizers on almost all spots of the garden and social distance markers to make me feel a little bit safer ergo less paranoid about being around crowds.
The Floating Lady is the newest installation at Miracle Garden. It lies in the air, arms outstretched without a care in the world as her long hair dangles to the ground. Her dress made of red and white petunias drapes and flows down to a field of flowers gives this an ethereal illusion. Behind her is the Floral Castle which we assume could be her home?
More nice floral installations, Juro wanted a photo with the horses.
These ballerinas literally pivots at 360 degrees.
Photo with Gabbie and a closer look at the Flora Castle.
The 15 meter floral clock made of real plants and flowers. The design changes depending on the season.
Look at this beauty!
Probably the only thing I wanna take a good look at was this lovely Emirates Airbus A380. This collaboration with Emirates Airline to build the world’s largest floral installation–literally an Emirates A380 covered with more than 500,000 fresh flowers and living plants. I learned this was built four years ago, it’s the biggest structure ever built at the garden and even holds a Guinness World Record.
The second floor viewing deck has an open space where you can literally look up and see the sky with some flowers surrounding.
Dubai Miracle Garden has such a cute, colorful and cool walkway called the Umbrella Passage. It’s a creatively designed space that literally has upside-down umbrellas. I only got to take a photo of this particular walkway but the passage has socially distanced chairs and tables where you can enjoy a meal from one of the food & beverage stalls if you want to take a break from all the walking and sight seeing.
Every part of the Miracle Garden is photogenic and beautiful. Even the stairs and landings.
Choosing the areas I took a photo on when there’s literally no other people in sight. It was kinda challenging.
While it’s not allowed to bring a professional camera nor operate a drone, you can use your phone or any mirrorless camera inside. There are areas where visitors are allowed to sit and to take photos but be mindful and respectful of the space. Best to practice proper decorum which includes no picking of flowers nor plants!
If I imagined myself in my own fairytale scene, this would probably be it. The Lake Park has floral villas and 3D flower-laden models that is just breathtakingly beautiful agains Dubai’s blue sky. Explosion of colors is very evident–you can spot the colors of the rainbow in almost all sides of the Lake Park. I captured this using the HDR option of my Huawei P40 Pro and I love how very detailed & dreamy it looks.
My daughter Gabbie willing posed for me as she wears my bag while I take more scenic photos. We opted to skip the Butterfly Garden because there were a lot of people already and we wanted to practice social distancing as much as we can. It took us about an hour and a half to leisurely walk around Dubai Miracle Garden and I’d say it’s something worth going to.
Literally just stopped to smell the flowers!
The only family photo we have at Dubai Miracle Garden. I honestly didn’t take a lot of photos because I was enthralled by all the beautiful flowers and plants surrounding me. I’ve never been so immersed in the beauty of a garden until I saw what Dubai Miracle Garden has to offer. It’s definitely something I’d recommend you see when you’re n Dubai.