Known for extremes in concrete and steel, specialized in superlatives and the unexpected, the leader in diverse and cultural tourist attraction, arid Dubai, fascinates visitors with its latest over-the-top attraction, the newly opened Dubai Miracle Garden. Part of DubaiLand Development Project, this absolutely stunning garden can be found in the North West Quadrant of Arabian Ranches interchange along Shiekh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road,  being opened between 9 a.m and 9 p.m.

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Just imagine how it would be to walk through 45 million blooming flowers  in amazing designs, splendid patterns, shapes and mosaics, and alluring color combinations achieved through more than 30 different varieties of blooms, including petunias, geraniums and marigolds. It’s unbelievable! The unique 721,000 square foot garden with state of art landscaping features, hardscape features and related facilities (first aid room, prayer rooms, toilet blocks, restaurant, shops, sitting areas, rest areas etc.) was created in 60 days by 400 people and opened this year, on Valentine’s Day.

The authors of this awesome concept are Akar Landscaping Services and Agriculture, who estimated the costs at around $11 million. Their goal was to develop the biggest flower garden in the world, a tourist attraction that actively participates in reducing carbon print globally for a more sustainable environment, and starting with 28 March 2013, this botanical masterpiece called  “piece of Eden” actually achieved the recognition as the “Largest Vertical Garden” in the World in Guinness Book of Records for having the logest flower wall.

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The Miracle Garden is indeed one of a kind outdoor recreational destination not only in the region, but also in the world thanks to its size and unique display of natural blooming flowers, which will be changed each season so that repeat visitors will have a new experience each time. A right of colors as far as the eyes can see, this oasis could be a favourite place to visit for those yearning to spend time outside, flowers lovers, even couples and families on a day out. Blooms fashioned into the shapes of hearts, stars, igloos, pyramids and so on will offer sensory delights season after season, making us wonder how it was possible to develop something like this breathtaking garden in a region known for its dry, hot weather.

The answer is that the blooming season in Dubai lasts from mid-October to mid-May, so winter in Dubai is the optimum growth period for flowers. In this way, the Miracle Garden is closed during the hottest period (summer) , thing that will allow organizers to redesign for the next season with other extravagant floral displays. Besides, the park features what it calls an eco-friendly irrigation system and uses water retention materials, like capillary mats and polymers, in order to supply moisture most efficiently.

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During its 1st Phase, the Miracle Garden provides visitors state of the art services and facilities like VIP parking, sitting areas, prayer room, toilet blocks, ablution facility, security room, first aid room, carts for handicapped visitors, retails and commercial kiosk, following the 2nd phase in October this year with the addition of the Butterfly Garden and Aromatic Garden. By March 2014, Dubai’s Miracle Garden will be expanded with golf course, entertainment and recreational facilities too. Akar Landscaping Services and Agriculture have future plans to cover most of the Miracle Garden by a glass dome, so it will become a year-long destination with more than 1 million visitors per year. Check out some beautiful images and the video on the end of this post.

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Dubai Miracle Garden

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 Photos © Dubai Miracle Garden

 

 

 Dubai’s Miracle Garden