Video: Dubai Miracle Garden opens for its 7th season today
The view of newly opening Dubai Miracle Garden, open on Nov 1 from 9am.
Dubai - The garden has a total of 250 million flowers and 50 million plants.
Popular Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Donald Duck, Pluto, Goofy and the triplets Huey, Dewey, and Louie are in the city and they are in "full bloom" at the Dubai Miracle Garden, which opens for its 7th Season today.
"The floral structures based on the famous Disney characters weigh an average of five tons each and we used at least 30,000 flowers and plants for each character, with Goofy being the tallest at 12 metres," said Basel Ahmad Alaraj, assistant project manager at Dubai Miracle Garden, while giving Khaleej Times an exclusive tour of the 72,000 sqm garden park located in Al Barsha South 3 on Wednesday.
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Earlier this year, Dubai Miracle Garden (DMG) marked the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse, with the unveiling of an 18-metre floral structure of the iconic Disney character, which earned the third Guinness World Record for the park.
DMG was awarded as the largest vertical garden in the world in 2013 and in 2016 it created a replica of Emirates A380 in an assortment of flowers and plants to get the record as world's largest floral structure.
This season, Mickey Mouse, is not just joined by his Disney friends and pals but there are new additions as well at the lush garden, including gigantic floral felines that welcome visitors at the gate; three jolly elephants that spout water in different styles and angles, adding to the visual dramatic experience at the section called Lost Paradise; and a Floral Castle for a garden dining experience.
A giant turtle with a garden on its back is at Gate 1 and there is also an amphitheatre for events, live music, dance and Zumba sessions as well as an interactive children's play zone to appeal to the imagination of little ones with trampoline and other exciting activities, adorned with giant flowers.
The garden, which has a total of 250 million flowers and 50 million plants, also has two lakes in the form of a gigantic tree with over seven metre high fountains and another 12-metre high 3D sculptures of animal characters.
Check out the garden's glorious floral ensemble last year.
There is also an eye-catching flower display in 3D mapping on a floral screen. And after roaming around the vast greenery, visitors can always take a rest at the distinctive Caribbean and Asian hammocks while leisurely resting under the hanging gardens.
"The are a lot of changes at Dubai Miracle Garden for this year. Since we first opened to the public in 2012, we have been constantly innovating every year to offer the best experience to our visitors and for them to come back every year as if they have this garden for the first time," Alaraj told Khaleej Times.
"We change our concept every year and we really put a lot of effort because we want people to be at awe with our work and to feel the miracle in this garden," he concluded.
Memorable Disney characters - Mickey Mouse - is the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company, created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks in 1928
Minnie Mouse - also created in 1928 is presented as the girlfriend of Mickey Mouse
Donald Duck - created in 1934, is an anthropomorphic (having human characteristics) white duck with that wears a sailor shirt and cap with a bow tie.
Daisy Duck - created in 1940 has large eyelashes and ruffled tail feathers to suggest a skirt
Goofy - is a tall dog created in 1932 with a Southern drawl, and typically wears a turtle neck and vest, with pants, shoes, white gloves, and a rumpled fedora.
Pluto - is a pup with yellow-orange color, medium-sized, short-haired and black ears.
Huey, Dewey, and Louie - are the triplet nephews of Donald Duck and the grandnephews of Scrooge McDuck
The miracle at the garden72,000 square meter of lush garden
250m flowers and 50M plants
150 flower varieties
70 types of flowers
Plants and flowers were cultivated in a nursery at Al Ain and transported to Dubai; around 250 staff, including 100 horticulturists work at the park
Park timings9am-9pm on weekdays
9am-11pm on weekends and holidays
2,000 cars can be parked in the 60,000-sqm parking lot outside the garden
Ticket priceDh50 for adults
Dh40 for children 3-12 years old
Free for people of determination and infants
Season 7November 1, 2018 until April 30, 2019