When you think of Dubai, what images come to mind? Most known for it's tremendous architecture, desert landscapes, and people with copious amounts of money, Dubai isn't exactly thought of as a place that has an abundance of greenery and flora. That's because one spot in the city has basically all of it.
There, right in the middle of the desert, is the world's largest flower garden. Set in the heart of a city with towering skyscrapers, Dubai's Miracle Garden features 18 acres and 25 million flowers. This kind of over-the-top grandeur is to be expected from a city like Dubai, but the Miracle Garden's beauty is still incredibly overwhelming.
The Miracle Garden is situated in the North West Quadrant of Arabian Ranches interchange.
Inside the garden, there are amazing topiaries and flower arrangements that can't be seen anywhere else in the world.
The garden is a Guinness World Record Holder for the Largest Vertical Garden.
Unsurprisingly, this site is wildly popular with tourists from all over the world.
One of the more popular tourist attractions in the park is this heart-shaped walkway.
Inside the park, there are over 45 million blooming flowers.
There are also 45 different flower colors and varieties.
All of the flowers are displayed in spectacular arrangements, such as this flower house.
The entire park is watered by a sub-surface irrigation system that actually recycles waste water.
The system keeps the never-ending fields of flora looking lush and gorgeous.
All of the displays are changed seasonally, but some fixtures, like these windmills, stay year-round.
The landscaping company responsible for the park, Akar, wanted to make sure the garden contained a wide variety of flowers that aren't usually found in the Middle East.
Though it might be surrounded by a city known for its concrete, steel, and sand, the Dubai Miracle Garden is a splendid showcase of natural beauty.