Philippines - Baguio

Drive and Hike to Mount Sto. Tomas of nearby Baguio

September 04, 2017

School break is about to be over, where we spent 1.5 months of it back home.

This year's Baguio stay is mostly about being with families, discovering food, walking under the pine trees and basking in the rain.

The monsoon rains though quite limited us from getting around. Of course this was what we traded off to the desert heat..

So now, first to share on our nature activities is our drive and hike to Mount Sto. Tomas.


The radars at Mount Sto. Tomas seen from the lower elevations in  Baguio City

UAE - Fujairah

Photo Stories : Beaches and Date Fruits in Khorfakkan, Fujairah

June 09, 2017


 The hot weather does not stop us to go on long drives. And often times, we arrive to unexpected treats.

Our summer drive to Fujairah this year treated us to wonderful communion with the sea breeze and to beautiful sights of date trees.

We are sharing you some of photos of our drive here:

It's date fruits season!

UAE - Dubai

The perfect beach spot for kids near Burj Al Arab

April 30, 2017

We were to meet friends at the beach near Burj Al Arab on Saturday morning. We reached the beach at 7:30 am. But coming from inside an airconditioned car, it already felt hot outside, a confirmation that summer is here to start.

The stretch of the beach was a bit clear with less beach goers although with occasional bus loads of tourists dropping by to take photos of the iconic seven star hotel, Burj Al Arab.

We did not have plans of letting Riane swim apart from expecting her to walk along the beach side to collect sea shells, hence she came in a dress.



But as they went nearer the beach, it was low tide and there was a long stretch of shallow water. She started wading in. Kalel, meanwhile was too eager and swam towards the farthest side he was allowed to go.

UAE - Dubai

How to Enjoy Legoland Dubai with Kids

April 24, 2017


I've finally got a chance to write about and piece together a video of our Legoland Dubai family experiences in Oct'16 (during the soft-openings) and in Jan'17.

Kalel and Riane has the perfect heights to be able to make the most of the ride types for them. At four years old, Riane exactly hit those of the 105cm height restrictions.





Do check our video below. There's more of rides and attractions not taken in the video though.

UAE - Al Ain

Sweihan Drive - Camels, Trees, Gliding by High Dunes!

April 23, 2017


Desert camping and driving has been part of our weekend routine over the past four years. The regular camp where we meet is located in Lahbab. But early this month, the group planned on going a different place, so off we went to the desert dunes of Sweihan in Al AIn.

Sweihan is regarded by some as the Little Liwa with the type of dunes it has. One amazing thing of Sweihan is seeing a part of it with trees growing in the middle of the wide desert.


We were not able to follow the convoy leaving Dubai, so we kept track of the Google Maps location sent to us. As we reached Sweihan, at the end of the road entering towards the dunes, one of our mates came for us whom we followed to where the group had set camp. We had a happy and hearty late dinner at 12 midnight. The guys continued to share stories until around mid 2a.m. It was an unfamiliar place, and nobody seemed to have brought extra guests, such that nobody really pitched a tent, and instead everyone slept inside their cars. We have long been sleeping inside our car when we camp, and especially this time where the place is unfamiliar to us. I mean, I am still not comfortable in case some animals may think of coming near where we are sleeping.

Then morning came. At around 6:30a.m., somebody honked his car to get everyone up. We had to start early for breakfast before the drive. We got up with a visit by camels, with one coming near us, and Kalel receiving a nose rub. Yes, camels are friendly!

Here is a video of our Sweihan drive:

- Camels, and more camels
- Cars gliding by the dunes and splashing sand
- the high dunes of Sweihan
- Gaf trees in the middle of the desert
- A line of cars

-  A really long and wide plot of land that seem to have been cultivated with lots of trees 

Location: Where we camped for the night: A camel farm was just nearby. In the morning, the would be out walking. Where I was taking the video at the high dune overlooking the cluster of trees:

UAE - Dubai

Family Day at Dubai Miracle Garden

April 23, 2017

School breaks mean taking out the kids somewhere to be under the sun. On their school break two months back, we brought them to Dubai Miracle Garden, another of Dubai's Guinness World record holder.

The skies were grey and gloomy that day, thankfully the vast landscaped garden of flowers gave color to our day. As darkness hit the skies and lights were switched over the park, the color on the photos became even vibrant.
 Through a window of flowers that is part of the "Approximately 100 million blooming flowers" at Dubai's Miracle Garden
The highlight of this year's landscapes is the Emirates Airbus A380 formation of flowers that received a Guinness World Records certification.
Huge butterflies adore the garden

The Airbus A380 with a spinning propeller

Flower houses -- lots of them!

Flamingos at the lake






The Airbus A380 covered in flowers that holds a Guinness World Records certification for the largest flower arrangement/ structure


Colorful as the flowers Kids structures 



Here's a few notes:


Season 5 Ticket Rates: 

Adults: 40 AED 
Children 3-12 years old: 30 AED 
2 Years and below and Guests with disabilities: Free

Timings

Weekdays: 9:00am - 9:00pm 
Friday, Saturday and Holiday: 9:00am - 11:00pm

Photography/ Videography

Cameras are checked at the entrance. Our DSLR camera was flagged by the Security as needing permit to use. We walked to the nearby Dubai Land office to get a permit.
Permit is free for personal non-commercial purposes. We were told that prenup engagements are charged at AED500 per hour. The list of chargeable activities and actual charges can be checked with them.

Location



How to reach by Public Transportation

Head to Mall of the Emirates Metro Station, and take the RTA bus Route 105 to Dubai Miracle Garden

RTA Bus Timings: Sunday to Thursday: 2pm to 8pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 12 (midday) to 10pm

Service interval is 20 minutes from Sunday to Thursday, and 15 minutes on Friday and Saturday.
At the back of the entrance tickets, the following park instructions can be read:

Do's and Don'ts

  1. Ticket is valid for single entry only
  1. Opening and closing timings should be observed strictly
  1. Please use proper passages, walkways and exits allocated for such use
  1. Flower picking is not allowed
  1. Balls, Scooties, Bicycles, Pets are not allowed
  1. Food is not allowed to be brought along and barbecue is not allowed
  1. Use proper litter bins for disposal of litter
  1. Sitting is allowed only in the designated areas
  1. Management shall not be held responsible for personal accidents
  1. Any instructions from security personnel’s should be followed immediately without argument
  1. The administration has all right to expel any visitor from the park if found posing great threat to flower, park assets or involved in miss conduct
  1. Any damages arising due to negligence or non – compliance with the mentioned instructions shall be sole responsibility of the visitor and their companions

How to contact

Website: http://www.dubaimiraclegarden.com/
Facebook : Dubai Miracle Garden
Instagram: Dubai Miracle Garden


UAE - Dubai

Motiongate's Green Hornet's High Speed Chase Rollercoaster

April 23, 2017

As a family, what we look for in an amusement park are attractions that all four of us in the family could enjoy.  Having two kids six years apart in age, they do have different interests. Or maybe sometimes, the Little Sister would like to feel as big as her brother. However in some instances, for safety's sake because of her age and height, she would not be allowed to what her brother may be enjoying.

That said, when she was allowed to ride Motiongate's Green Hornet High Speed Chase rollercoaster when her height was almost short of a few ticks to the minimum allowed height, we were all jubilant.

The Green Hornet's loops were fine for the Little Sister but not boring for the Brother, so all are happy :-)

By the way, for us the best time to enjoy any of Dubai Parks and Resorts' theme parks (Motiongate, Legoland, Bollywood) is during the less busy days, when there are less or no queues. Less queues mean more rides, less boredom and more energy :-)

Here is a video taken by the husband, at that day it was just the three of them as I was at work. I joined them riding the Green Hornet on another day.


Oman

Offroad Drive from Fujairah to Oman's Madha Inclave

April 20, 2017

As we had our aunt visiting the UAE, we chose to take charge in driving her to see the other wonders of the country which are not otherwise usually shown in videos. For her next route, we decided to bring her to Fujairah.


We are not good at following planned routes unless we have a definite goal on a specific place, and we would always  just like yesterday when we decided to bring Auntie to see Fujairah. The thought of cutting through the mountain came to our minds. Fortunately we found our way to Oman's inclave within UAE in Madha, however our route was stopped when we reached the path that was washed deep with the recent rains, risky to force the car to pass. We turned back to the highway, yet happy we had good snaps of the mountain that had vibrant colors wonderfully kissed by the sun. 





















See also:

Our quick stop along Masafi community in this post.

Road Trips

Masafi community in Ras Al Khaimah nestled between rock mountains

April 20, 2017

My cousin's mom is currently in Dubai on visit. As she is surrounded with a concrete jungle of tall buildings and multiple-laned roads, we thought of showing her the other face of the UAE -- that of the mountains, hence we headed to Fujairah. I've earlier posted regarding the Madha part of the drive here but prior to bringing her to see inside the mountains, we brought her to see a community nestled within the mountains in Masafi. If you are in the UAE and sees the Masafi brand of drinking water and juices, these are produced in this community.

In the past, we would enter the Masafi community to do a long drive towards Dibba and Khorfakkan. From Masafi, it is along drive over rock mountains towards a wonderful coastal view. Even the oldest mosque of Bidya is along the way. However though, we havent done this route in this trip. Hopefully we get to share that experience next.

Masafi can be reached along E88. From the Friday Market as soon you reach the round about, take the 3rd exit towards Masafi-Dibba road.

Masafi is part of Ras Al Khaimah.

Here is a video of our quick drive to Masafi

Check the location on Google Maps here:

All about family

Welcome 2017 !

April 20, 2017

Hey, a third of the year is almost over and this is my first post for the year!

So, this year I am committing myself to blog again. I actually started a new blog with the same theme of family and adventures, however I thought I should update this blog instead.

I was actively blogging here until my daughter was born, when blogging lost priority to tackle the daily grind of working and raising two kids. I used to blog about my first child's milestones, along with our driving adventures around the UAE.


As with our drives, I was too motivated in blogging that I would ask myself -- do I blog because we drive, or do we drive so I could blog? Either way, it has been a winning activity.
For now, I had been on and off work for the past three years, so might as well bring back the motivation to blog, until I get back and busy with work.

BLOGGING and ADVENTURES

Our family loves driving around the UAE, exploring the corners and the roads less traveled, or those of driving offroad where we turn the challenges of driving into excitement.


Years back -- the mountains, wadis and desert tracks we visited were not as popular as they are now because roads were not paved and light posts are not known. We did not have mobile Google maps, but we had printed maps and instructions as guides. One path missed and we would get lost. When darkness starts to set in, we race to find the road out while we can still see around us. Dust would chase us as we pass unpaved paths. We slowly curve our way up or down the rough mountains paths with no side barriers where a quick look down gives enough goosebumps. These were experiences we were able to document by blogging.




BLOGGING and FRIENDSHIPS

While I blogged as a journal, blogging also made me meet fellow bloggers online, the most remarkable of which is seeing my blogger friends evolve from just blogging as a personal hobby to becoming social influencers making a difference by helping out the larger community.  

INSPIRATION TO BLOGGING AGAIN

So, I am back at writing about our family adventures to hopefully motivate us to re-discover places, let the kids absorb the sun and outside air, take photos to share, meet friends, and the best would be is if it leads us into something that can make a difference elsewhere.


In the years that I was actively blogging and we were actively going places, we seemed to have done a lot other than staying at home or window shopping inside malls. This way, the feeling of "time flew so fast" has not been a constant mumbling because we were accomplishing some things. It was like, we have to do something in between work so that there would be something to share in the blog.

So, I wish myself that my love for sharing our stories be strongly fuelled.


Enjoy the day!

Road Trips

Masafi community nestled between rock mountains

April 09, 2017

My cousin's mom is currently in Dubai on visit. As she is surrounded with a concrete jungle of tall buildings and multiple-laned roads, we thought of showing her the other face of the UAE -- that of the mountains, hence we headed to Fujairah. I've earlier posted regarding the Madha part of the drive here but prior to bringing her to see inside the mountains, we brought her to see a community nestled within the mountains in Masafi. If you are in the UAE and sees the Masafi brand of drinking water and juices, these are produced in this community.

In the past, we would enter the Masafi community to do a long drive towards Dibba and Khorfakkan. From Masafi, it is along drive over rock mountains towards a wonderful coastal view. Even the oldest mosque of Bidya is along the way. However though, we havent done this route in this trip. Hopefully we get to share that experience next.

Masafi can be reached along E88. From the Friday Market as soon you reach the round about, take the 3rd exit towards Masafi-Dibba road.

Masafi is part of Ras Al Khaimah.

Here is a video of our quick drive to Masafi

Check the location on Google Maps here:

UAE - Fujairah

Mountain Drive to Madha in Fujairah

April 05, 2017

As we had our aunt visiting the UAE, we chose to take charge in driving her to see the other wonders of the country which are not otherwise usually shown in videos. For her next route, we decided to bring her to Fujairah.

We are not good at following planned routes unless we have a definite goal on a specific place, and we would always  just like yesterday when we decided to bring Auntie to see Fujairah. The thought of cutting through the mountain came to our minds. Fortunately we found our way to Oman's inclave within UAE in Madha, however our route was stopped when we reached the path that was washed deep with the recent rains, risky to force the car to pass. We turned back to the highway, yet happy we had good snaps of the mountain that had vibrant colors wonderfully kissed by the sun. 











See also:


UAE - Al Ain

Of Jebel Hafeet, Sheep Farm and Zakher Lake in Al Ain

March 27, 2017

Our Aunt came to Dubai from the Philippines just recently  for a visit. And of course, we were happy to play tour guide to her. We drove to Al Ain for the first tour. Auntie got to :

  • have a photo with camels, 
  • experience sandstorm, 
  • a quick sit at Mubazzarah Park, 
  • cool air at Jebel Hafeet,
  • visit a sheep farm,
  • climb up a dune for a good view of Zakher Lake

Weather was gloomy with rains in the past days, and each morning we check of any chance of sun for the day. Sunday looked a little better by around 10am so I rung my cousin and told her we could pack some quick food to bring with us to Al Ain. My cousin fried some hotdogs and I packed rice with meatloaf. It's the quickest we can prepare for a late advise from Mr Sun.

Driving on along Al Ain Road, the sky was sort of hazy and a sandstorm was looming.

If you have a tourist with you, a photo ops with a camel should not be missed. We saw camels across the desert and stopped as soon as we saw an opening that the car could get in (most of the road side is fenced if not barriers that cars cant pass). Sand were flying and uncomfortably getting into our eyes, but then again, it's not always that we can find camels loitering ready for that tourist's photo.


 Next Stop: MUBAZZARAH PARK

It was time for lunch and we headed to Mubazzarah Park and found a gazebo where we laid out our food. The kids ran and played. Riane loved the slides and swings, while Kalel and his cousin went ran up the hill. The falajs where the warm springs flow were dry the time we were there so no wet feet this time.

Next stop: JEBEL HAFEET

An Al Ain visit with a tourist is not without going up Jebel Hafeet. The drive up the 1300 meters high rock mountain is a chance to see a vista of nearby Al Ain from atop. For me, among those that gets me in awe is the rock lining at one side of the foot of Jebel Hafeet.

The air is cooler at the top and the sky seen is clearer at this level.

At the top! Jebel Hafeet is 1300 meters above sea level.



Next Stop: ZAKHER LAKE

This is probably our sixth drive to Zakher Lake and we never miss to visit the sheep farm each time. Note though: a four wheel drive is needed to get in past the dunes. The herd of sheep was set out of the fence when we arrived. I asked permission from the caretaker that we were there to take photos. The kids were excited we had to remind them not to get to close the herd. The herd of sheep seem to be afraid of us, running or keeping a distance from us. Seeing them gather together is just amazing. They had such a unity following each other each time one of them starts running away from us.

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We drove back to the dunes after visiting the sheep farm. We settled on top of one of the dunes giving us an impressive view of the lake. The kids excitedly rolled over the orange sand apart from running, sliding and shoveling sand in the desert.

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The sun has set when we left, and from playing tirelessly, the kids had a good sleep as soon as we reached back home in Dubai.

Motiongate's Green Hornet's High Speed Chase Rollercoaster

March 18, 2017

As a family, what we look for in an amusement park are attractions that all four of us in the family could enjoy.  Having two kids six years apart in age, they do have different interests. Or maybe sometimes, the Little Sister would like to feel as big as her brother. However in some instances, for safety's sake because of her age and height, she would not be allowed to what her brother may be enjoying.

That said, when she was allowed to ride Motiongate's Green Hornet High Speed Chase rollercoaster when her height was almost short of a few ticks to the minimum allowed height, we were all jubilant.

The Green Hornet's loops were fine for the Little Sister but not boring for the Brother, so all are happy :-)

By the way, for us the best time to enjoy any of Dubai Parks and Resorts' theme parks (Motiongate, Legoland, Bollywood) is during the less busy days, when there are less or no queues. Less queues mean more rides, less boredom and more energy :-)

Here is a video taken by the husband, at that day it was just the three of them as I was at work. I joined them riding the Green Hornet on another day.

Dubai Attractions

Motiongate Dubai's Zombieland Blast off Ride 58 meter vertical drop down

March 17, 2017


Zombieland's Blast-off ride is a thrilling drop tower ride at Motiongate Dubai that should not be missed as long as height and other requirements permit. 

This amusement ride seems not to miss riders who start screaming as the gondolas are slowly pulled high up and shrieks even louder as they drop to a fast free fall.

Apparently at Kalel's age, he took pride that he queued for 10 rides for the day. On the other hand, the getting-old woman in me was initially scared to experience the ride myself. It took me the 3rd visit to agree in riding. But lo! It was not scary after all. It just takes some technique to turn it into a unique experience.


My experience riding the Blast-off drop tower


I sat between Kalel and a another dad with his son. From the looks of it, the dad was like me forced by the son to give him company. I felt I did not have the liberty to show my fear so I decided to stay calm, avoid screaming. I did! 

As the gondolas were hoisted up, I started to "release" myself to the air, loosening my body from reacting. And it was the best feeling high up the air! If I could stay longer there to meditate and be at awe of the surroundings.

Then came the fast drop -- I just "let-go" and just consciously enjoyed the feeling that my bottom floated away from the chair! 

So am ready to take on the challenge for drop towers higher than Motiongate's Blast-off of 58m. Probably yes. Let see :-)


Camping

How to Start Camping as a Family

March 14, 2017


Overnight camping in the desert or at the beach is a regularly activity we do as a family. It gives that wonderful chance to smell fresh desert air or the salty sea breeze, as well as that feeling of waking up to a healthy early morning sunshine dose.

The UAE is about deserts and beaches, and as a family with two kids, one way we make the most of this these physical features is by driving to great camping spots, pitching our tents and sleeping under the moon light.

To date, we experienced camping in Bassa Beach in Musandam, at Jebel Ali Beach, in Um Al Qwain Beach, at Dibba Beach in Fujairah. We frequently camp at Lahbab desert with friends. And the most epic desert camping we probably did was at the world's tallest dunes at Moreeb Dunes in Liwa, Abu Dhabi.

How to start camping

Camping as a family with little kids may sound scary and uncomfortable for some families with uncertainties like fear of the tent being attacked by animals, or having kids get sick in the middle of the night, no access to food and to facilities, and you can name more.

We started camping alone, and the first advice we can give is -- just start camping. More often, you will learn in the process and realize that while it may be tedious, it is not really scary.

 Here are some things that can serve as a guide to help you with in gaining the confidence of starting family camping trips here in the UAE:

1. Camp with friends

This gets you to overcome the fear of being alone in a far camp site. Also, you can agree with friends to share in bringing camping gears that are non-personal that can be shared like stove, water heater, barbecue stands. If you camp with friends who had previous experience in camping, they could share their experiences that you could learn from.

2. Search for camping spots that campers frequent

If you would camp by yourselves, start with familiar camping sites where you would have other campers for company. For example, start at the beach, than in the mountains. 

Our first camping experience was in Musandam, Oman when our son was five years old. It was a holiday and we camped along Bassa Beach with about 40 cars lined up, mostly with families with happy kids running and playing around.

Our tent during our first outdoor camping at Bassa Beach, Musandam, Feb 2011

3. Start camping with locations nearer to the city

To build your confidence while getting a feel of what it's like to sleep under the moonlight, a location that is around one hour drive from home is a good one to start with.

4. Where your car can accommodate you, consider sleeping there too.

During winter, the car encloses you in warmth than when you are at the tent.
Summer nights would be nicely spent inside the tent. But during the hotter nights, a less ventilated tent can be uncomfortable so tents with nets where air can circulate through is one's bet. But during humid nights, the car is our best bet yet with the air-conditioner on.

5. Dont be overwhelmed with things to bring. 

Preparing the essentials for overnight camping can be overwhelming as when one starts buying the tents and all. To lessen this, start with sleeping in your car first when the space allows. This way you can assess what type of tent you eventually will need to buy (we had two tents, we had to buy a second one that is a bigger to accommodate all four of us, and is high enough to let us stand inside).

Also, when you camp with friends who already have their essentials, you may observe what you really need to buy. Our camping friends have their portable cooking stove to barbeque grills. But to keep us mobile and with lack of space in the car, we decided not to buy any of these, and instead bring cooked food with us.

The staples in our camping list include medicine kit (paracetamol, kids' nasal spray), toiletries, cooked food, folding chairs, sleeping gears, extra clothes.


6. Get a feel of the place

Camping in Liwa's Moreeb Dunes where the highest dune in the world is, was one of our dream camping trip. It was overwhelming just thinking about it at first, however we finally did it on our second visit when we already knew what to expect, and this time drove and camped there accompanied by family friends. We arrived late at night surrounded by darkness, but knowing the place and having another car with us somehow made us more confident.
We woke up to thick fog at 8am on top on Moreeb Dunes in Liwa. We arrived before midnight earlier that we were yet waiting to see what was actually around us.


BASIC CAMPING GEARS

The camping gears requirements may differ by family. Deciding which gears to bring may also depend on the flexibility of the campers. The more things you bring, the more convenience you would have in the camp in terms of the availability of your things, however it means using more space in the car, and requires more time to prepare.

For our family, the basics we bring include a camping tent, folding chairs, folding table, folding mattress, pillows, blankets, flashlights, food that doesn't easily get spoiled, basic medicine kit, toiletries, extra clothes. Our friends also always bring with them their barbecue grills, camping stove, kettle.

A good way to search for these items to start with is checking and comparing options online on Souq.com:


Dubai Attractions

Free Evening Shows at Dubai Festival City's Marina

February 23, 2017

Our family intentionally drove to Dubai Festival City to watch its new attraction that blends the power of water, pyrotechnics, lasers, lights and dramatic effects happening at the wide stretch of the marina to tell the story of a ballerina.

They had similar shows about four years ago, and if those were already amazing, this season's attraction puts more ingredients into it with the addition of the giant aqua screen projecting to Dubai Intercontinental hotel nearby, plus the ballerina telling her story through RGB lasers.

And if you are one who is collecting experiences of places that holds a Guinness World Records certificate, head on and mark a plus one in that list as the giant aqua screen used in the shows is the largest in the world to date.




I think Dubai Festival City is too generous to be playing this attraction every night for free, that I wish there would be more people who would come and watch it much like the audience of Dubai Mall's nightly fountain shows.

The mall has restaurants lining the marina where it could be nice to wait for the shows. However if the shows are your purpose, the Stardancer schedules are what you might check first which are at 7pm/ 8pm/ 9pm on weekdays and at weekends extends to 10pm and 11pm.

Daily Schedule

Dancing Elements Shows
Weekdays: 1pm, 4pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm 9:30pm
Weekends: 1pm, 4pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm 11:30pm

Stardancer
Weekdays: 7pm, 8pm, 9pm
Weekends: 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm

Get in touch with them:

Facebook: Dubai Festival City
Website: www.festivalcentre.com/

Dubai Attractions

Family Day at Dubai Miracle Garden

February 15, 2017

This week is school break for the kids here in the sandpit, perfect to take them outdoors when you are expecting that parks are less crowded on weekdays. So on Valentine's Day we drove to Dubai Miracle Garden. 



The skies were grey and gloomy that day, thankfully the vast landscaped garden of flowers gave color to our day. As darkness hit the skies and lights were switched over the park, the color on the photos became even vibrant.
 Through a window of flowers that is part of the "Approximately 100 million blooming flowers" at Dubai's Miracle Garden
The highlight of this year's landscapes is the Emirates Airbus A380 formation of flowers that received a Guinness World Records certification.
Huge butterflies adore the garden

The Airbus A380 with a spinning propeller

Flower houses -- lots of them!

Flamingos at the lake






The Airbus A380 covered in flowers that holds a Guinness World Records certification for the largest flower arrangement/ structure


Colorful as the flowers Kids structures 



Here's a few notes:


Season 5 Ticket Rates: 

Adults: 40 AED 
Children 3-12 years old: 30 AED 
2 Years and below and Guests with disabilities: Free

Timings

Weekdays: 9:00am - 9:00pm 
Friday, Saturday and Holiday: 9:00am - 11:00pm

Photography/ Videography

Cameras are checked at the entrance. Our DSLR camera was flagged by the Security as needing permit to use. We walked to the nearby Dubai Land office to get a permit.
Permit is free for personal non-commercial purposes. We were told that prenup engagements are charged at AED500 per hour. The list of chargeable activities and actual charges can be checked with them.

Location



How to reach by Public Transportation

Head to Mall of the Emirates Metro Station, and take the RTA bus Route 105 to Dubai Miracle Garden

RTA Bus Timings: Sunday to Thursday: 2pm to 8pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 12 (midday) to 10pm

Service interval is 20 minutes from Sunday to Thursday, and 15 minutes on Friday and Saturday.
At the back of the entrance tickets, the following park instructions can be read:

Do's and Don'ts

  1. Ticket is valid for single entry only
  1. Opening and closing timings should be observed strictly
  1. Please use proper passages, walkways and exits allocated for such use
  1. Flower picking is not allowed
  1. Balls, Scooties, Bicycles, Pets are not allowed
  1. Food is not allowed to be brought along and barbecue is not allowed
  1. Use proper litter bins for disposal of litter
  1. Sitting is allowed only in the designated areas
  1. Management shall not be held responsible for personal accidents
  1. Any instructions from security personnel’s should be followed immediately without argument
  1. The administration has all right to expel any visitor from the park if found posing great threat to flower, park assets or involved in miss conduct
  1. Any damages arising due to negligence or non – compliance with the mentioned instructions shall be sole responsibility of the visitor and their companions

How to contact

Website: http://www.dubaimiraclegarden.com/
Facebook : Dubai Miracle Garden
Instagram: Dubai Miracle Garden


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