From the day I moved to Abu Dhabi and I started making day trips to Dubai, I have noticed this pattern of growing evolution of the city. Every time, a new thing has been dded to make the city more appealing for the tourists. The recent addition to this trend is the Dubai Glow Garden. Dubai Municipality has created a $8 million glow-in-the-dark garden at Zabeel Park, which has been made publicly accessible on 23rd December 2015. The initial plan was to limit the opening till 30th April 2016, but there is a chance that it might be extended till May 2016.
You must be wondering what is so great about a glowing garden. Well the main aim or intention is to showcase the talent and artworks by 150 artists from around the world. Each artifact is created using silk that glows at night, giving up an impression of a light show, but totally of different caliber. Every artwork represents a unique feature about a country. From an African Savanna show inspired by the Masai Mara wildebeest migration to the tulips of the Netherlands, the main aim of this garden is to highlight and emphasise on the multi-cultural environment that exists within the Emirates.
The entire park has been made to make it a fun experience for all age group. It is fascinating to see a Candy Land, Sparking Garden and Talking Tree which actually does talk!!!
It also highlights some of the highlights of UAE like the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi made from 90000 porcelain cups, plates and spoon; and the infamous 12-metre tall Burj Khalifa miniature recreated from 330, 000 medicine bottles filled with colored water.
Time to be spent: 2 hours
Entry Fee: AED 60 ($16)
Timings: 4 PM to 11 PM
Added features: Live performances by international, regional and Local artists;
Disadvantages: There are very few seating arrangements available for the tourists.
Weekends, i.e. Fridays and Saturdays are extremely crowded.
Disclaimer: You must be noticing that my usual watermark is missing in the pictures. Well the reason behind is that, during the time period when I visited the place, my dearest iphone was destroyed and hence all the pictures have been borrowed from my Father who has been gloating over it. Otherwise, you can keep on hitting the Like button people!! 😉