Propping over about 15,000 butterflies of more than 45 heavenly species in ten custom-built domes, Dubai Butterfly Garden is definitely a treasure trove of Dubai. The design and architecture of this god-like garden is brought to the forefront by the spectacular Dubai Miracle Garden.
Situated next to the Miracle Garden, Dubai Butterfly Garden showcases the sanctuary’s most resplendent, and lively winged creatures - butterflies. Mapping over 6,673 square metres of indoor and outdoor parks, the garden is bedecked with a world full of plants and flowers of different shades and it makes visitors stop, stare and just forget everything else.
The garden is acclimated to a pleasant temperature throughout the year. The premises including the domes are temperature-controlled owing to the safety of butterflies, and plants in check. Besides, the Butterfly Garden of Dubai also has various entertainment spots and food & drinks stations to treat visitors to a plain-sailing experience.
With entertainment, the garden offers a slice of education by hosting an Educational Area. There, you will find the stunning oasis of wonderful creatures along with various facts and figures about the Monarch butterfly and the display of the actual butterfly life cycle.
Do you have a thing for water-based creatures? If yes, then you wouldn’t want to miss the beautiful view of Koi pond in Dome 2 of the Dubai Butterfly Garden. The Koi, also known as Jinli, are a majestic fish that hail from the Far East. Experience the marvellous Koi swim complimenting the garden in striking hues of orange, white and gold. The sound of running water will make you want to deep dive into the peace and lose yourself.
The Kids Cinema at Dubai Miracle Garden hosts a selection of educational movies, and butterfly life cycle, offering your kids to move towards both entertaining as well as educational journeys of the winged creatures. Moreover, the place features a library filled with Disney movies that are sure to keep the kids in perfect company for a couple of hours. To add to the happiness, Kids Cinema also has a slew of treats like ice cream and popcorn.
When your trip needs a short break and your body is asking for fuel, you can head to the platters of food with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. You can either grab a coffee with appetising foods like sandwiches, nachos etc. or you can indulge in a fresh juice or fruit serving to maintain your health. There’s a food kiosk and coffee shop along with candy shops to keep the menu extensive and your mind sane as you explore the garden.
Are you the type of traveller who can’t help but splurge on a souvenir or two to capture the memories? If you’re, then the Dubai Butterfly Garden has a gift shop for you to buy some distinctive presents. These souvenirs include items like locally ornamented jewellery, and toys as well as books for children. Don’t forget to shop the frames, keychains and refrigerator magnets with butterflies carefully preserved in them.
The garden gates open at 9 AM in the morning and shut down after 6 PM. It is open from Friday to Saturday excluding public holidays. It also has facilities like parking, restrooms, a prayer room, car hiring, a first aid room, foods, beverages and souvenir shops.
How To ReachTake the Dubai Red Line Metro to reach Mall of the Emirates metro station. After that, you can cake a cab to the garden which will take about 20 minutes. If you’re going by a bus, then RTA Bus No. 105 which will take about 20 minutes to reach the garden. You can also take a taxi.
Best Time To VisitThe best time to visit the Dubai Butterfly Garden is during the wintertime. You can plan your visit between the months of November and March.