Dubai Miracle Garden is packed with displays that are super-fun for children and exciting for adults. On the occasion of the upcoming 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse, Dubai Miracle Garden has just inaugurated a sculpture of the admired cartoon character.
Dubai Miracle Garden features many oversized floral sculptures (including a floral A380) making the perfect place to get clicked. An 18-metre Mickey Mouse sculpture has just been put up at the garden in Barsha South.
The record-breaking topiary (it’s officially the tallest supported topiary structure, according to Guinness World Records) weighs close to 35 tonnes. It is created of close to 100,000 plants and flowers, including white petunia, red petunia, white geranium, yellow viola, zinnia marigold and green alternanthera. It’s supported by a 7-tonne steel structure (that stands on a 50-tonne concrete foundation).
Miracle Garden has just signed a deal with The Walt Disney Company which means that more Disney characters will appear in the park by November this year when it is ready to reopens after a summer break. Visitors to Dubai Miracle Garden can enjoy Disney’s most iconic character in a spectacular floral display, with further Disney characters planned for November 2018 when Dubai Miracle Garden reopens for the winter season.
The certificate from Guinness World Records international committee was awarded to Engineer Abdel Naser Rahhal, the creator and co-founder of the Dubai Miracle Garden and Vice-Chairman of Cityland Group. Dubai Miracle Garden is the proud owner of two other Guinness World Records titles. IT has been recognised for having the ‘Largest Vertical Garden in the World’ and for the ‘Largest Floral Installation’ with the Emirates A380 display.
Speaking on the occasion, Rahhal said: “We are very pleased to partner with The Walt Disney Company to bring their beloved Mickey Mouse to life through the wonderful medium of flowers. Dubai Miracle Garden’s imagination and creativity in coming up with novel and exciting floral displays will be a perfect complement to the appeal of classic Disney characters who will be revealed in amazing new displays in the future.”
Mr. Rahhal added, “We are also delighted to win this recognition from Guinness World Records for this iconic Mickey Mouse structure at the start of our relationship with The Walt Disney Company. Over the years, Dubai Miracle Garden has evolved to become a truly integral part of Dubai’s tourist attractions and give visitors and residents alike a unique experience that allows people to enjoy the outdoors and nature in all its glory. This latest initiative will boost Dubai Miracle Garden’s popularity and appeal among UAE residents and tourists and add to Dubai’s reputation as a global tourist destination that offers a superlative destination experience.”
Chafic Najia, senior vice-president and general manager of The Walt Disney Company Ltd, said, “Mickey Mouse is one of the world’s most iconic and beloved characters, and we are proud to be able to celebrate such a unique touch point at Dubai Miracle Gardens with UAE residents and visitors, and enable them to connect with Disney and our characters. We look forward to celebrating more local experiences for Disney fans in the UAE and across the Middle East region in the future.”
Dubai Miracle Garden opened its doors for its sixth season. Famous as the world’s largest natural flower garden, Dubai Miracle Garden is home to more than 100 million blooming flowers. Last year the place broke many world records when it unveiled a full-size replica of an Emirates A380 plane. The park had closed its doors in the summer months, but has been renovated for the new season. The park is attractive and has one-of-a-kind floral displays and attractions including a floral clock, peacocks, an aromatic garden, and the Dubai Butterfly Garden, the world’s largest butterfly garden and sanctuary. During the winter months, the garden attracts thousands of visitors. The opening of Dubai Miracle Garden has transformed the parched desert landscape of Dubai into the world’s biggest natural flower garden. Beautiful as Alice in Wonderland, people are amazed as soon as they step through the entrance gate at the Dubai Miracle Garden.
Dubai Miracle Garden
Al Barsha South 3 / Dubailand Area
Right Next to the Existing Dubai Miracle Garden
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 422 8902, +971 4 422 8902
Fax: +971 4 432 4941
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