Dubai Miracle Garden

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Dubai Miracle Garden
حديقة الزهور بدبي
Miracle Garden 1.jpg
Type Flower garden
Location Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates 25°03′35″N 55°14′40″E / 25.05981°N 55.24454°E / 25.05981; 55.24454 Coordinates: 25°03′35″N 55°14′40″E / 25.05981°N 55.24454°E / 25.05981; 55.24454
Area 72,000 m2 (780,000 sq ft)
Opened 14 February 2013
Operated by Cityland Real Estate Development
Collections 45 million flowers
Website www.dubaimiraclegarden.com

The Dubai Miracle Garden (In Arabic: حديقة الزهور بدبي) is a flower garden located in the district of Dubailand, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The garden was launched on Valentine's Day in 2013.[1] The garden occupies over 72,000 square metres (780,000 sq ft), making it the world's largest natural flower garden featuring over 109 million flowers planted.[2][3]

In April 2015, the garden was awarded the Moselle Award for New Garden Experiences of the year by the Garden Tourism Award 2015.[4]

Development[edit]

The conception of the first miracle garden project was formed under the agreement between Dubailand and the Dubai Properties Group destination. The project development was done under agreement with Akar Landscaping and Agriculture Company,[5] led by Jordanian businessman Abdel Naser Rahhal.[6] The cost of the project was an estimate of AED 40 million ($11 million).[7]

Phase one of the project was completed and opened in February 2013 which consisted of 21,000 sq. ft. outdoor facility including vertical and horizontal landscaping design where each of them have their own design.[5] The development of phase one took 2 months and 400 workers.[7] Phase two of the project was initiated on mid-June 2013 and was completed on October 2013 where it involved the 70 percent expansion of the 21,000 sq ft and construction of the 850,000 sq ft multistory car park, which now increased the total area of the garden to 2 million sq ft. Phase two development also included the addition of the floral clock, the butterfly garden, retail stores and mosques.[8]

Operations[edit]

The Dubai Miracle Garden operates from October to April and remains closed from May to September due to high temperatures with an average of 40 °C (104 °F), which is not conducive for flower viewing.[9]

Maintenance[edit]

The flowers are maintained by re-use of waste water through drip irrigation method[1] with an average amount of 757,082 litres (166,535 imperial gallons; 200,000 US gallons) of water per day.[10]

Dubai Butterfly Garden[edit]

In 2015 Dubai Miracle Garden opened the Dubai Butterfly Garden, the world’s largest and the region’s first indoor butterfly garden and sanctuary for over 15,000 butterflies from 26 species.[4]

Other attractions in the park include a floral clock, peacocks, a butterfly park,[11] and an aromatic garden.

In popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The World's most beautiful garden-In Dubai". Xpress. 20 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dubai's Miracle Garden opens with 45 million flowers". Emirates 247. 28 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dubai Miracle Garden: The world's biggest natural flower garden". Telegraph UK. 27 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Dubai Miracle Garden wins International Award". Gulf News. 1 April 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "First Miracle Garden project opens in Dubai". Arabian Business. 16 February 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Cooling domes to be in bloom for summer at Dubai's Miracle Gardens". The National (Abu Dhabi). 
  7. ^ a b "Giant 'Miracle Garden' is Dubai's latest over-the-top attraction". Today. 2 March 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Work on Miracle Garden phase twp began". Gulf Construction Worldwide. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "World's Largest natural flower garden opens in Dubai". travel.cnn. 5 March 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "The Wonderful Bizarreness of Dubai Miracle Garden". thenational.ae. The National. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "First Butterfly garden in the region opens in Dubai". The National. 27 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi film in Dubai". Gulf News. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi in Dubai for 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani' shoot". Zee News. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 

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