All aflutter! Dubai Butterfly Garden
What’s On has details and images of Dubai Butterfly Garden, a new family-fun attraction in Dubai, located next to Dubai Miracle Garden.
Beyond the perimeters of Dubai Miracle Garden lies a new oasis home to a kaleidoscope of fluttering creatures.
Open throughout summer, the Dubai Butterfly Garden is a wonderland where visitors can get up close to some of the most beautiful butterflies from around the world.
Three white domes interlinked by narrow corridors house more than 18,000 winged insects imported from The Philippines, Costa Rica, Colombia and Tanzania. Each dome is decorated with colourful flower displays and is cool enough to give the butterflies – and visitors – a pleasant place to roam.
Elsewhere, a dedicated museum showcases an eccentric collection of butterfly motifs, including an enormous picture of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum formed completely out of butterflies. There’s also an outdoor butterfly flower park and a quirky café at the entrance.
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The flora is imported from Al Ain.
The museum has a collection of motifs made from butterflies.
A cosy café serves ice cream and snacks.
Pathways snake through the tropical forest.
Visitors carefully hold the butterflies.
Plates containing slices of watermelon, orange and pineapple are dotted around the garden to
feed the butterflies.
The butterflies fly freely inside the temperature-controlled domes.
Dubai Miracle Garden, Dubailand, Dubai, daily 9am to 6pm, (10am to 6pm during Ramadan), Dhs50. Tel: (04) 4228902. Taxi: Off Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. dubaimiraclegarden.com