Living in Dubai can be stressful at the best of times. The city demands hard work and long hours, regardless of the industry you work in. Every once in a while, I find enough energy on the weekends to do a little exploring.
Dubai Miracle Garden
Entry Price: AED30 (Approx. $8 US) // Open: November – May, closed in the summers.*
I took a journey to the Miracle Garden by myself (as I do) one restless weekend. It was already May and the weather was already getting quite hot.
First Impression was a rush of giddiness. I wasn’t expecting there to be so much COLOUR. Living in a desert, my senses have probably been dulled a little, so this was quite a surprise and nice change of pace.
Buy a bottle of water. Unfortunately, you can’t bring food/drink in, so it’s going to cost you a lot for water, but it’s necessary. The Dubai heat will get to you faster than you can imagine, so splurge and stay hydrated.
Garden Navigation. To be honest, I found this a little confusing. The gardens are in a circular pattern with paths leading through it. I found I ended up seeing places twice trying to get through the entire garden. Additionally, trying to get to the Butterfly Garden (additional fee) is a trek, walking along a road on the outskirts of the gardens to get there.
Should you visit? Absolutely. In a busy, loud, construction-filled city, Dubai Miracle Garden is a needed escape. You don’t need much time there – I would say 1-2 hours maximum – making it an easy trip before returning to the beach or pool.
Have fun and take some time to smell the roses.