Dubai Butterfly Garden Overview

Who doesn't love butterflies? These colourful creatures can make you forget all your worries while you chase them through your garden. Now imagine a whole garden with these butterflies with their different kind of species. Amazing right? Dubai Butterfly Garden is just that heaven that is beckoning travellers from far and wide.

Dubai has many places worth visiting and a visit to this city would be incomplete without visiting the Dubai Butterfly Garden which is a part of Dubai Miracle Garden and was added in the year 2015. The Dubai Butterfly Garden is also credited for being the “World’s largest covered butterfly garden”. The garden is located in an area spreading over 2600 square meters.

The Butterfly Garden is unique for the fact that it has 15,000 butterflies that belong to 50 different species. This indoor garden has ten domes which add a unique dimension to the architectural richness of this place. These domes are also climate-controlled which allows the garden to be operational throughout the year.

The garden also has a butterfly museum that has handcrafted designs made out of thousands of butterflies. These have been collected from different parts of the world and offer a unique opportunity to see and explore the creativity of artists who have inscribed these aesthetically.

The butterfly garden also has an educational area where visitors learn about the lifecycle of a butterfly as they undergo metamorphosis in different stages of their life. Visitors can also enjoy watching educational movies and learn about the life stages of butterflies in the cinema area of the butterfly garden.

The staff at the Butterfly Garden is professionally trained and possess in-depth knowledge about different butterflies. They are thus in a position to explain any details about the butterflies which the visitors might seek. The Butterfly Garden has created a niche place for itself all over the world.

Interestingly, different kinds of nectar plants have also been planted in the Dubai butterfly garden. This not only adds to the beauty of the garden but also ensures that the butterflies remain in the best of their health as they feed upon the nectar.

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• Enjoy a visit into the Dubai Butterfly Garden, a haven for nature lovers and the home of over 15,000 butterflies.
• The Butterfly Garden is the abode of around fifty different species of butterflies of various sizes and colours, some of which are extremely rare.
• Learn interesting trivia about these beautiful creatures, see them evolve from caterpillars to adults and capture them into your camera lens.
• Visit each of the ten custom built domes at the largest covered butterfly garden in the world and get mesmerised by the serene ambience, vibrant colours and enthralling beauty.
• Pay a visit to the small koi fish pond in the garden, soak in sights of the orange and white coloured fish and spend some time amidst the sheer tranquillity.
• The garden also houses a cinema and playground for kids.
• Relax and rejuvenate at the inhouse cafeteria or shop for souvenirs at the gift shop in the garden


• Wheelchair Accessible

How To Reach

Dubai airport is located at a distance of 34.6 km from Dubai butterfly garden. You can ideally take a taxi from the airport which will cover the distance in half an hour. You can also take a train from Airport Terminal 3 to First Gulf Bank. Thereafter, a taxi can be taken from First Gulf Bank to the Dubai butterfly garden.

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Best Time To Visit

Dubai Butterfly Garden is open the year-round. However, given the fact that the temperatures remain high during summers, November to March are the best time to visit Dubai in general and Dubai Butterfly Garden in particular.

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Places to visit near Dubai Butterfly Garden

1. Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization: Located at a distance of 0.3 Km from the Dubai butterfly garden, the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization offers an insightful look into the essence of Islam. The holy Kabba Hall with its gold plated Kuran copies is indeed a treat for someone who wants to explore Islam.

2. Al Ittihad Square Park: The park located at a distance of 1.3 km from Dubai butterfly garden gives another opportunity for the nature lovers to be among nature. The 2.5 km stretch of the park is lined by eateries, children play area and fountains, thus adding a unique ambience to the place. The park also has a monorail station which connects to Dubai Metro.

3. Sharjah Calligraphy Museum: Exhibiting fascinating paintings and creative masterpieces, Sharjah Calligraphy Museum instils the love for Arabic form of calligraphy. You can find precious displays and exhibits worked by renowned local, national, and international artists.

4. Sharjah Fort Al Hisn: This is a quiet historical monument meant for history buffs and all those researchers who are interested in knowing Sharjah’s era in depth. You can avail a tour guide to get a brief about the Sharjah Fort Al Hisn.

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Places to Dine at Dubai Butterfly Garden

There are a lot of places to dine near the Dubai Miracle Garden which houses the Dubai butterfly garden.

1. Coffee Shops: City Corner Restaurant and Cafeteria located at a distance of 0.3 km from Dubai Butterfly Garden can be your perfect retreat for a refreshing cup of coffee. Sip your favorite coffee, relax and enjoy the moment. Arab Udupi restaurant located 0.3 km from the Butterfly Garden is another worthy restaurant to try if you are looking for the Indian filter coffee.

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2. Candy Shop: On the outskirts of the Butterfly Garden, you will come across some shops that offer sweets for people who love trying the candies. Gelato house is one such eatery located in the outdoors that offers a range of ice creams. With ample open space to sit and relax around, eating your favorite ice cream here would be an experience in itself.

You can also try a range of candies and ice creams at DMG Cafe which is also located on the outdoors of the Butterfly Garden. You will always find the small place surrounded by sweets lovers and can either grab a table inside the small eatery or enjoy your ice cream sitting on the benches which the garden authorities have placed for the convenience of the visitors.

3. Food Kiosk: Saj 2 Go Lebanese Bakery can be a great place for munching some of your desired delicacies as the eatery is located in the Dubai Miracle Garden, just next to the Butterfly Garden. Try some fresh baked Saj bread, Manakeesh, Kak and Pizzas here.

You can also head to Zest Restaurant which is located below the Dubai Miracle Garden. The staff is courteous and you can enjoy, Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes in the eatery after a hectic visit to the Dubai Butterfly Garden.

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Tips for Visiting Dubai Butterfly Garden

- Plan What to Carry: No eatables are allowed inside the garden as it can prove harmful for the butterflies since stale food attracts insects. In case you feel the urge, the garden has a lot of eateries in the vicinity.

- Keep a Watch on Children: Children should be attended to properly as the butterflies have the habit of resting on leaves and the park pathway.

- Follow the Rules: There are some restricted areas in the park and any passage through the same should be avoided. The park has climate-controlled domes and all instructions given by the park management should be followed while visiting the place.

- Be Sensitive towards Nature: Avoid touching the butterflies and in case you wish to capture these in your lens, ask the garden staff for any assistance.

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Point of Interest for Dubai Butterfly Garden
Click Pictures with Butterflies

Click Pictures with Butterflies

Nowhere in the world will you find a unique opportunity of clicking photos of butterflies that belong to 50 different varieties. Considering the fact that the butterfly garden is home to 15,000 butterflies, a picture with them can be a virtual treat for you and everyone who watches it.

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Experience nature in its True Divinity

Experience nature in its True Divinity

The Dubai butterfly garden is spread over an area of 6673 square meters. The domes in the garden are climate controlled allowing them to remain open throughout the year. With each of these domes having thousands of butterflies, nature unleashes its true divinity when you come across this unique sight.

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 Increase your Knowledge

Increase your Knowledge

If you come to the butterfly garden with the objective of knowing about different butterflies, a visit to this place can lend you the unique opportunity of increasing your knowledge about different kinds of butterflies and their feeding habits.

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Dubai Butterfly Garden FAQs

What is unique about Dubai Butterfly Garden?

The Dubai butterfly garden is unique in the aspect that it has a collection of over 15,000 butterflies that belong to 50 different varieties. Moreover, it also has a climate-controlled dome which makes it possible for the garden to be accessible to the public, all the year round as butterflies are made to live in their natural habitat. The garden is also home to a butterfly museum which has handcrafted designs that have been made out of butterflies from all corners of the world.

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What is the best time of the day to visit Dubai Butterfly Garden?

Most of the butterflies are active during the sunniest and warmest time of the day. This duration spans from late morning to afternoon. Butterflies do come out in large numbers during the sunny period, hence it is considered the best time for visiting the Dubai butterfly garden. The garden has a collection of over 50 different species and a sunny day would offer visitors the best ever experience they can have on exploring nature from close quarters.

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What are the operating days and timings of Dubai Butterfly Garden?

The Dubai butterfly garden is open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. It is open all year round and on public holidays too.

How long does it take to go around Dubai Butterfly Garden?

As the garden has butterflies from 50 different varieties, it would often depend upon the interest of the visitors on the time they wish to spend in the garden. Ideally, a time span of 2-3 hours is sufficient to go around the garden, if you are accompanied by children and wish to show them all the amenities available in the butterfly garden.

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Is Dubai Butterfly garden indoors?

Yes, the butterfly garden is indoors and is the world’s largest covered butterfly garden. It has ten domes which are climate controlled and butterflies can be observed in their natural habitat in this garden. Evolution of different stages of butterflies can be seen in the garden.

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Can I take pictures inside Dubai butterfly garden?

Taking pictures inside the Dubai butterfly garden is allowed. However, visitors need to ensure that no butterflies are harmed or disturbed in this process. Assistants from the park also help visitors in taking pictures and can guide on appropriate places and ways in which these pictures are to be clicked.

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How many different species of butterfly are there in Dubai Butterfly Garden?

There are over 50 varieties of butterflies in the Dubai butterfly garden. In total, the number of butterflies is 15,000. With such a wide diversity of butterflies present in the garden, a visit to the same gives the visitors a unique opportunity to see and understand different stages through which butterflies evolve. With such a large collection of butterflies available in the garden, the place is a perfect retreat for anyone who has an interest in exploring butterflies.

Can I carry outside food inside the Garden?

Bringing outside food in the garden is strictly prohibited. Ants, spiders and other insects can be attracted by the same and can prove dangerous for the butterflies. Thus, food and water from outside the butterfly garden are not allowed. There are eateries outside the covered park area and visitors can relax and enjoy their snacks after the visit to the garden.

Are visitors allowed to touch the butterflies in the Garden?

Touching the butterflies is not allowed, though it does happen that a butterfly might fly over you or sit on your arm too. However, ideally disturbing butterflies is not allowed as it can cause damage to their wings or can give rise to any further infection from human touch.

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Is the Dubai Butterfly Garden wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Dubai Butterfly Garden is wheelchair accessible. Owing to its huge expanse, the entire garden is equipped with wide ramps and pathways in many different zones and areas to help people with disabilities.

Are there any souvenir shops available inside the garden?

Yes, the Dubai butterfly garden also has souvenir shops where you will be able to buy some unique remembrances of the butterfly garden. These include butterfly posters, T-Shirts, mugs, and other such souvenirs.

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How far is Miracle Garden from Butterfly Garden?

The Butterfly Garden is located in a separate zone within the Miracle Garden, so there is no distance between them. While the Miracle Garden operates between the months of October to April every year, the Butterfly Garden remains open all year long

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What do I wear to the Dubai Butterfly Garden?

It is advisable to dress comfortably when visiting the Dubai Butterfly Garden. Owing to the hot temperatures of Dubai, wearing soft, cotton clothes and light clothing is best during your visit to the garden. While men can wear shorts or comfortable cotton or khaki trousers with light coloured shirts, women can wear maxi dresses, jeans and t-shirts. When visiting Dubai, it is best to wear decent clothing to respect the culture.

Dubai Butterfly Garden Reviews

Aktanir Alim
Reviewed: 16 Mar 2023
Wonderfull place,with amazing view. The perfect place to delight all your senses. I will came back with pleasure!
S Viswanathan
Reviewed: 09 Mar 2023
A must see. Very well done
Stella Gomez
Reviewed: 04 Aug 2022
I really want to give thanks to My Dubai Pass for the awesome experience with the various exhibits as they are informative and provide an educational experience. Also loved the skip the line entry tickets.
Reviewed: 15 Jun 2022
I booked Dubai Butterfly Garden tickets through My Dubai Pass for my siblings. I was pleased with My Dubai Pass's hassle-free services because everything went without a hitch. And they loved visiting the place!
Lucy Turner
Reviewed: 24 May 2022
Booking Dubai Butterfly Garden Tickets from My Dubai Pass was worth the money. I had explored around 45 species of butterflies in the Dubai Butterfly Garden. Thank You My Dubai Pass.
Himanshu Singh
Reviewed: 09 Mar 2022
A very well maintained, beautiful and clean park. I visited with my family and we were all really happy with the tour. The ticket rates were better on Thrillophilia so booking online made it all the more easier.

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