Flowers, plants and green spaces play a very important role in human lives and cities are investing in flowers and green spaces to make cities more attractive places to live. A clear example of this can be found in Dubai, a fast-developing city in the UAE. A smart Jordanian businessman called Abdel Naser Y. Rahhal recognized this trend and opened the Miracle Garden Dubai in 2013. After visiting the IPM Dubai exhibition recently, Harm Custers of Takii Europe had the opportunity to visit this garden.

"It’s not a garden in the European sense of the word. It is more of a theme park or amusement park where flowers play the starring role! A breathtaking place full of beauty, fragrance and colour. Flowers, flowers and more flowers in the desert – occupying over 72,000 square meters. Just Google ‘Miracle Garden Dubai’ and view the gallery to see for yourself. Amazing floral trees, floral houses and huge floral decorations have made this garden one of the most visited and highly rated attractions in Dubai. So far in 2017 it has received about 1.8 million visitors of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities – and the number is still growing. Like everything else in Dubai, this garden is one of superlatives. The world’s largest natural flower garden featuring over 6 million flowering plants, grown as annuals. Over 100 million flowers (I did not count them). A number of Guinness World Records, such as ‘the largest flower arrangement’ (in the shape of a life size Airbus A380!). A photographer’s paradise (featuring Takii’s Petunia Opera Supreme)."

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