The opening of Dubai Miracle Garden has transformed the parched desert landscape of Dubai into the world’s biggest natural flower garden.
This giant garden is the largest garden in whole world with the most impressive landscaping that will get you out of breath. Here are planted over 45 millions flowers in many stunning and creative arrangements. It have a riot of colors as far as the eye can see in many different tiers and levels, and there are even arches shaped like hearts that mark out romantic passageways to walk through. In this masterpiece you can see here from ordinary flowers to some exotic kinds more often found in the jungles of Asia and South America. Each area has special vertical and horizontal landscaping designs from arc-shaped walkways, pathway covered with colorful mini-umbrellas for shade, outdoor water pools, flower-decked vintage cars and other amazing designs.
Growing a garden in the desert is not easy at all, but the team of botanists, gardeners and environmentalists from the whole world showed us themade such a progressive garden in the big are so many attractions and facilities including open parking, VIP parking, sitting areas, prayer room, toilet blocks, ablution facility,commercial kiosk, carts for handicapped visitors, security room, first aid room, retails and and all other related services. The garden has installed an eco-friendly irrigation system, to deliver moisture most efficiently.
Arid Dubai isn’t where you’d expect to find the world’s biggest natural flower garden, but then again the state specializes in superlatives and the unexpected – as well as the world’s tallest building and the world’s tallest hotel, it includes such incongruous attractions as the substantial ski resort Ski Dubai, which is chilled all year and comes complete with real snow.
Located in Dubailand near the Arabian Ranches and opened on Valentine’s Day, Dubai Miracle Garden contains over 45 million flowers over a 72,000 sq metre site and, as well as traditional flowerbeds, it features topiary-style displays with blooms fashioned into the shapes of hearts, stars, igloos, pyramids and so on. Intended as a tourist attraction which should attract one million visitors a year once fully established, the site was developed by the landscaping company Akar. Floral displays will change each season so that repeat visitors will have a new experience each time.
Speaking to Gulf News, developers of the garden have said that it has been possible to develop this oasis in the desert “through judicious re-use of waste water, through drip irrigation.” While Britain is still to emerge from the ongoing cold snap, winter in Dubai provides the optimum growth period for flowers and the garden will close at the peak of summer.
Although not entirely complete – there are plans for retail outlets, restaurants and shops by the site – the Dubai Miracle Garden is now open to the public from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm on weekdays and 10:00 am to midnight on weekends and on public holidays. It will close in late-May, reopening in October; the entry fee is 20 Dhs for adults and children aged three and above.
Photos by: Dubai Miracle Garden