Thursday, March 6, 2014

Dubai Miracle Garden & Madinat Jumeirah

In Dubai, the possibilities are endless! In an unassuming city with a parched hot desert climate, arose the world's largest aquarium and an indoor ski resort. Last March 28 2013, Dubai achieved yet another Guinness Record for having the largest vertical garden.


Dubai Miracle Garden in its First Phase, features an array of more than 45 million blooming flowers in stunning designs and structures over a 72,000 square meter site. Developed by Akar landscaping company, floral displays will change season after season so that each repeat visitor will have a fresh experience.


Armed with only our OOTD Theme: Sisterhood of the Travelling Skirt, we took the metro red line from Emirates Head Quarters and alighted 17 stations away at The Mall of Emirates. We hailed a cab towards Al Barsha which costs roughly around 26-28 AED.

(From L-R Rizi, KC, Jyu & Me)

Upon paying an admission fee of 20 AED, we were slowly whisked away to an amazing floral paradise consisting of a castle, arch and umbrella pathway, tents, mushroom village, happy birthday zone, gazebo, cars zone, river, boats, pyramid, lakes and fountain, tunnels, falcon, peacocks, a Burj Khalifa of 18 meters height plus a clock 13 meters in diameter.



It opens from 9am until 9pm on weekdays and extends til 11pm during weekends. Persons with disabilities & Kids 3 years old and below are free of charge. There is a food and beverage shop for ice cream, sandwiches, popcorn and cotton candies as well as fruit cocktails and juices, all at reasonable prices.


All things bright and beautiful, see God's glory on all these wonderful creations!


Flipped Out Cockatoos Cara Studded Bag in Pastel Blue


An amazing proof that it's indeed possible to green the desert! 

The best time to visit is either early morning or in the evening to protect one from the scorching heat of the sun.


That's me channeling my inner strength! (tee-hee)


They have recently opened Dubai Miracle Garden Phase 2. Regular admission now costs 30 AED for both Phase I & II. Still undergoing some preparations, it will soon feature butterflies, edible and aromatic plants, flower valleys and other exciting attractions. It is located in the North West Quadrant of Arabian Ranches interchange along Shiekh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road within Dubai Land Development Project.


Plan your next visit to the park ideally on your birthday because from now on the Happy Birthday Zone will have the date of each day marking.


Afterwards, we headed towards the Madinat Jumeirah to appreciate the finer things in life. This luxurious resort, set across its own private beach, features two grand boutique hotels: Al Qasr and Mina A'Salam, 29 traditional summer houses in Dar Al Masyaf, 7 Malakiya Villas, over 40 world-class restaurants, bars and lounges, two grand ballrooms, a 1000-seat amphitheater, an arena, extensive leisure and health facilities as well as a souk which showcases a traditional Arabian market. 


An incredible wealth of dining options!


For Madinat Jumeirah Hotel guests or if you have a restaurant reservation, one can catch the silent abra boats or water taxis cruising along the 3 Km-long network of Venetian style canals for free. Otherwise, the cost for a guided tour is 75 AED for adults and 40 AED for children 4 years and above.

Flipped Out Cockatoos Cara Studded Bag in Pastel Blue




The facilities are interconnected by 3 kilometres of waterways and landscaped gardens


The vibrant atmosphere of Madinat in Jumeirah with such a stunning view of Burj Al Arab, Dubai's Seven Star Hotel.




There are some exquisite details throughout, so if you see some stairs, take them - they might lead you to a hidden terrace with a mesmerizing vista of the sprawling Madinat Jumeirah.



This upscale souk is a world of distinct traditional Arabian splendor


A unique shopping experience awaits. Discover a myriad of treasures hidden along every alley - fashion, jewellery, antiques, arts, oils and spices.


Prices are a bit steep, but worth the trip for such good quality and hard to find pieces.


Dubai Miracle Garden & Madinat Jumeirah

3 comments:

  1. Your skirts are nice and the view as well.

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  2. @Kittykat, I know! The skirts are the first thing that caught my attention.

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  3. wow! these photos are amazing! love the petunia waves and they're much bigger than usual.love your skirts. you girls looked like you had lotsa fun! :)

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