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

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

Get in touch with them:

Facebook: Dubai Festival City

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


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.


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

Facebook : Dubai Miracle Garden
Instagram: Dubai Miracle Garden

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