If you have ever been to Dubai, then you know that when they decide to do something, they do it big. From building the world’s biggest mall to the world’s largest indoor theme park, world’s most luxurious hotel and even the world’s tallest building.
So when they decided to create a flower garden, it’s no surprise they made it the largest in the world. They appropriately named it the Dubai Miracle Garden, for indeed it is a ‘Miracle’ in the desert.
Located in Al Barsha, Dubailand, Dubai Miracle Garden has over 150 million blooming flowers from over 45 different species. It is spread across 18 acres and holds the Guinness World Record for the Largest Vertical Garden.
Upon entering one is greeted by stunning designs, vibrant colours and textures. The flowers are arranged in a variety of ways from flowerbeds to heart-shaped archways, giant clocks and adorned castles. Words cannot even begin to describe just how beautiful this place is.
This season’s main attraction was the life-size replica of the Emirates Airbus A380 covered entirely by flowers. Yes you read that right. That’s basically the world’s largest passenger plane covered with flowers. All five million of them. And weighing more than 100 tons.
To achieve this, it took a crew of 200 people, working 10 hours a day for 180 days. 9,000 flowers were used just to create the Emirates logo on the side of the plane, and about 100,000 flowers were used to cover 262-foot wingspan.
The garden is open from 9am to 9pm on weekdays, and until 11pm on weekends; tickets cost Dh40 for adults, Dh30 for children 3 years and above.
Each season starts from November to May. So the next time you are in Dubai, make sure to add this beautiful garden in the desert on your list of places to visit.