Dubai Miracle Garden

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Dubai Miracle Garden
حديقة الزهور بدبي
Miracle Garden 1.jpg
TypeFlower garden
LocationDubai, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates25°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
Area72,000 m2 (780,000 sq ft)
Opened14 February 2013
Operated byCityland Real Estate Development
Collections45 million flowers
Websitewww.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 50 million flowers and 250 million plants.[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 concept of the first miracle garden project was formed under an agreement between Dubailand and the Dubai Properties Group destination. The project development was done under an agreement with Akar Landscaping and Agriculture Company,[5] led by Jordanian businessman Abdel Naser Rahhal.[6] The cost of the project was estimated at AED 40 million (US$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 two months and required 400 workers.[7] Phase two of the project was initiated in mid-June 2013 and was completed in October, 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 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]

In 2018, Dubai Miracle Garden will open on November 1.[10]

Maintenance[edit]

The flowers are maintained by re-use of treated wastewater 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.[11]

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,[12] and an aromatic garden.

Guinness World Records[edit]

Airbus A360 is the biggest flower structure in the world as per Guinness book of world Record which is situated in Miracle Gardens Dubai.[13] [14] Another record of Miracle Gardens Dubai Written in Guinness book of world record is the record-breaking topiary of Mickey mouse weighs almost 35 tonnes.[15]

Agreement of Miracle Garden Dubai with Walt Disney[edit]

As part of a new licensing deal between the Dubai Miracle Garden and The Walt Disney Company, six more Disney characters will be installed in the garden in November when it reopens for its winter season 2018.[3][16] The Mickey mouse is result of that deal.

In popular culture[edit]

A scene of a Bollywood movie Hamari Adhuri Kahani, starring Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan, was shot in the garden. The director, Mohit Suri, stated that though Dubai was generally known for its high-tech buildings and modern landscapes, he wanted to romanticise it and show its softer side.[17][18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The World's most beautiful garden-In Dubai". Xpress. 20 February 2013.
  2. ^ Tesorero, Angel. "50 million blooms to wow visitors at Dubai Miracle Garden". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  3. ^ a b "Best Tours - Miracle Garden Dubai and Butterfly Garden Dubai". www.vjcyber.com. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  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. ^ "miracle garden". www.dubaimiraclegarden.com. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  11. ^ "The Wonderful Bizarreness of Dubai Miracle Garden". thenational.ae. The National. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  12. ^ "First Butterfly garden in the region opens in Dubai". The National. 27 March 2015.
  13. ^ "Best Tours - Miracle Garden Dubai and Butterfly Garden Dubai". www.vjcyber.com. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  14. ^ Tesorero, Angel. "50 million blooms to wow visitors at Dubai Miracle Garden". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  15. ^ "Watch: Dubai Miracle Garden now home to 18-metre floral Mickey Mouse". The National. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  16. ^ Zakaria, Sherouk. "Dubai gets world's biggest Mickey Mouse floral structure". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  17. ^ "Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi film in Dubai". Gulf News. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  18. ^ "Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi in Dubai for 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani' shoot". Zee News. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2015.

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