Open once again from 29 September 2023 for the winter season – here’s what you can expect at “the world’s largest flower garden”
It is incredible to believe that such a place can exist in the desert – but this is Dubai; anything is possible, right? It is the current Guinness World Record holder of the largest flower garden in the world by total blooms.
Dubai Miracle Garden is open daily in the winter months from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, later on, weekends >> more below!
We’re here to help you plan your trip to Dubai’s Miracle Garden:
What is there to see and do at Dubai Miracle Garden
The gardens are designed to let your imagination run wild. There are insta-moments as well as points to relax and enjoy the floral displays simply.
Whilst some exhibits are seasonal, some things have remained as permanent fixtures. Most prominently, the floral A380 Emirates aeroplane is now a permanent exhibit within Dubai Miracle Garden.
Some other favourites that have returned for many seasons include:
- The giant 18m tall topiary teddy bear
- The 15m wide floral birthday clock
- Hearts passageway – utterly instagrammable floral archway
- Floral Castle – every little prince and princess dream
- Disney Avenue – your favourite characters in giant floral arrangements – including an 18m tall Mickey made with 100,000 flowers and weighing an incredible 35 tonnes!
There are, of course, many additions and changes to the garden each season, so even if you’ve visited before, it’s well worth coming back to see the latest breathtaking display.
Where is Dubai Miracle Garden & how to get there
In an area previously known as Dubailand, south of Al Barsha, this 19-hectare plot of land was created and first opened in 2013. It has since been expanded to its current size (and we suspect from construction work in the area, there’s more to come!)
Coming by car to Dubai Miracle Garden
You can find Miracle Garden at the junction of the E311 and E63 freeways. There is a large adjacent car park. Like anything in Dubai, the earlier in the day you come, the better parking spot you’ll get! There’s space for 2000 cars to park, which is normally easy on all but the busiest days in winter.
Bus to Dubai Miracle Garden
The Gardens are also serviced by bus route 105 from Mall of the Emirates.
The journey takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes and costs 5AED per person. It runs in the afternoons; times vary by day of the week. See the RTA timetable here.
Metro to Dubai Miracle Garden
There is no direct Metro route to Dubai Miracle Garden; you best catch the Red Line Metro to Mall of the Emirates and then transfer to Bus 105.
Taxi to Dubai Miracle Garden
If these public transport options don’t suit and you do not have your own vehicle, it’s easy to catch a Dubai Taxi or Uber/Careem to Dubai Miracle Garden.
There is a taxi rank at the main park entrance for your return journey.
What does it cost to visit Miracle Garden?
The more popular the gardens have become, the prices have significantly increased over the seasons. There’s been yet another huge price hike for winter 2023-24. You can now expect to pay:
- Adults (12 years + including seniors) 95 AED
- Child (3 to 12 years) 80 AED
- Infant (under 3 years) FREE
- People of determination FREE
Tickets are available to purchase at the gate or pre-purchase online. Check availability and save lining at the gate by booking here:
The other alternative is to go with an organized tour that will assist you with hotel pick-ups and ticket purchasing. You could try:
Dubai Miracle Garden Timings
As you can imagine, being an outdoor attraction in Dubai, the opening hours are seasonal, though the season is getting longer each year. Previously opening in late October, we’re seeing an open date for Dubai Garden Glow in September 2023.
Dubai Miracle Garden opening times are:
- Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
- Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Dubai Miracle Garden Photo Gallery
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Frequently Asked Questions for Dubai Miracle Garden
The best time to visit Dubai Miracle Garden is early in the day before the crowds arrive. You will have a much better chance of taking photos uninterrupted and can take your time to enjoy the displays.
We also recommend visiting in the coolest part of the year, at the start and end of the season, you can get a little bit of dieback. Visit outside of the main school holiday times for even fewer crowds – mid-January through to February weekdays are best.
Yes, there are several food outlets within the park, catering to all tastes, from Indian and Middle Eastern restaurants to more western-style food, ice creams, popcorn, you name it!
Note that barbeques are not allowed in the park, and no outside food and beverage is allowed (this has changed since the earlier seasons) – this will be checked by security on arrival.
Yes, most of the park is well maintained, with flat pathways. There’s a lot of walking involved, so you will be grateful for having a good stroller. There are only a few spots with stairs you may need to carry your infants, but you can navigate the vast majority of the park with wheels.
No, these are not permitted. Only infant strollers or wheelchairs for the elderly and People of Determination are permitted.
No, a seniors discount isn’t common in the UAE. Unless they have a disability and can be classified as a Person of Determination, seniors will need to pay the full adult price at Dubai Miracle Garden.
No, this is strictly prohibited. Anyone caught damaging the gardens or acting inappropriately in the gardens will be asked to leave immediately.
No, although the two attractions are adjacent to one another, each has a separate entry ticket.
You must apply to management in advance if you would like to take any sort of professional photos within Dubai Miracle Garden, this includes wedding shots, modelling, TV & marketing promotions,
The gardens use sub-surface irrigation systems that recycle wastewater – this is greywater from Dubai Municipality that is filtered again before using in the gardens. The garden is watered overnight, using some 200,000 gallons a day.
The original design and development are by Al Ain-based Akar Landscaping & Agriculture Company.
By all sources we can find, yes, it has the largest number of blooms of any flower garden in the world at an estimated 150 million blooms, 120 different species. The physical size of the gardens at 19 hectares is NOT the largest in square footage, they just pack the most in!
Stay tuned as we understand future seasons will see the opening of an extension to Dubai Miracle Garden – sure to make an already spectacular attraction even greater (we just hope they don’t hike the prices even further putting it out of reach for many tourists)
Dubai Miracle Garden has earned several Guinness World Records for the largest vertical garden (2013) and the world’s largest floral sculpture forming the shape of an Airbus A380 (2016) as well as the tallest (18m) Topiary Sculpture (2018).
Should you wish to stay near Dubai Miracle Garden, you could stay in the area known as Motor City or Dubai Studio City. Hotels such as Studio One Hotel and Park Inn by Radisson Blu are the closest to Dubai Miracle Garden (though not within walking distance).
Your best choice may be to stay at a hotel attached to or near to Mall of the Emirates and enjoy the public bus connection. We could recommend Sheraton Mall of the Emirates or at a lower budget but excellent value Rose Park Hotel Al Barsha.
You can find more options with VRBO too, see the map below:
Before you go… More important things you should know when planning a trip to Dubai
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