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Happy Valentine’s Day: Flower burst at the Dubai Miracle Gardens

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I thought it fitting to reflect on my stroll through Dubai’s Miracle Gardens – aptly named so, with bright colourful flowers and plants lively and blooming in the middle of the hot Arabian desert.

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Situated a 15 minute drive into the desert from Downtown Dubai, the Miracle Gardens offers Dubai’s own version of a botanical garden, with thousands of pot plants placed in green wire nets constructed in the shape of various things, most notably the many heart shapes.

Entry is AED30 per adult and the gardens are open until 9pm or 11pm on weekends (which are Fridays and Saturdays here).

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My favourite by far were the flower ladies – photos below (I’m not sure how else to describe them!).

The Meryl Streep doppleganger flower lady
Meryl Streep doppleganger flower lady
The elegant Middle Eastern flower lady
The elegant Middle Eastern flower lady

Wandering through the vast grounds, I saw flower houses, flower bikes, and a ‘world garden’ featuring the world’s icons, and cute Arabian garden rest areas with sunken bean bags and sofas.

Flowers for miles
Flowers for miles
The world gardens - Eiffel Tower and a Japanese pagoda
The world gardens – Eiffel Tower and a Japanese pagoda
The flower house
One of many flower houses
Flower bikes
Flower bikes
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Standing in front of a life-size replica of Malaysian Borneo’s Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world
Arabian themed rest areas
Arabian themed rest areas
Umbrellas providing some relief from the sun in the dining space
Umbrellas in the dining space, providing some respite from the sun and heat.

I was lucky to visit during the anniversary of the opening of the Dubai Miracle Gardens so I saw an exhibit in celebration of this special time.

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Happy birthday to the Dubai Miracle Gardens!

The exit was so cute!

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Exit of the Dubai Miracle Gardens

Would I recommend seeing the Dubai Miracle Gardens? For visitors and first timers, yes. 3 days is usually recommended in Dubai, so if you’re here for any longer, I’d definitely recommend seeing it. It’s more of a one-time attraction though, and as much as I love being surrounded by the vibrant colours in a desert city, if I visit next time, it would be to check out the gardens by night.

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