Smelling the Roses – Dubai Miracle Garden

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.2015-261-in-the-shade3

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.

*Prices and timing are subject to change.  Check out the Miracle Garden website for the most accurate information.

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