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The complete guide to the Dubai Butterfly Garden

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Dubai is the second largest emirate, with over 3.33 million residents. It is a land of dreams and fantasies where visitors come to experience nothing but the absolute best. The city strives to excel and constantly challenges itself to become bigger and better than before. On one end you get to see the groundbreaking skyscrapers such as the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Frame, and the Burj Al Arab. On the other end, the city will not fail to capture your attention through its natural beauty with places like Zabeel Park and the Miracle Garden Dubai which incorporates over 100 million plants along with housing the Dubai Butterfly Garden that features 15,000 of them.

Dubai Butterfly Garden - In a Nutshell

🕛 Timings:Daily, 9 AM to 6 PM
🦋 Suggested Duration: 2 Hours
☀️ Best Time to Visit:Early morning
💜 Must See:Butterfly Museum
🎟️ Dubai Butterfy Garden Entry Ticket:AED 55
🚇 Best Way To Reach: By Car

Why Visit Dubai Butterfly Garden?

Situated within the Miracle Garden, between 50 million flowers, is the Dubai Butterfly Garden. Opened in 2015, it has been attracting numerous visitors every day. By introducing over 15,000 butterflies from 50 species, it stands out for being the world’s largest (and the region’s first indoor) butterfly garden till date. The attraction gives visitors a chance to learn about and discover different types of butterflies, and get a glimpse into their world within their natural setting.

Experience a whole new level of paradise as you make your way to witness the fluttering butterflies. It is located in an indoor setting, where guests can gain access through various domes to discover close to 50 species, each with its unique shape, colour, and features. Through the Butterfly Museum and Educational Area located within the venue, visitors can now gain an in-depth understanding of the advancement of butterflies at each stage, making it the best place to visit with kids.

Dubai's winter season, which is between November to March, would be the ideal time to plan your visit to the venue. It is highly recommended to arrive early mornings or late evenings to avoid a large crowd, enabling you to spend more time with your family and friends at the park.

Explore the venue by walking through the indoor garden that has about ten domes maintained in a climate-controlled environment. Here, you will get to see varieties of butterflies in different shapes, sizes, and colours flying around right before your eyes, thus promising to deliver a magical time. Don’t miss out the Butterfly Museum, Educational Area, and the Koi Pond, which are some of the top attractions that one must visit, giving you a complete experience of the Dubai Butterfly Garden.

Dubai Butterfly Garden Tickets

Getting to the venue sooner always does not guarantee you direct access, especially during the peak seasons where ticket offices get jammed. Purchase your Dubai Butterfly Garden Tickets online to skip the long waiting lines and save a few dollars.

Must-See at Dubai Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Museum
Butterfly Museum

Discover Dubai Butterfly Garden’s world-class handcrafted designs created out of thousands of butterflies. Here, you will get to see a unique collection of butterflies gathered from different parts of the globe, featuring beautifully sculpted images, pillars and so much more.


Decorated with beaded curtains, the dome is kept at a temperature of 24°C and is richly covered with flowers and plants. A lush image is set right before your eyes with trailing ivy hanging from the ceiling along with a wide range of foliage lined at every path. As you go further in, you’ll be welcomed with colourful butterflies flying across the venue, chasing each other around the dome.

Educational Area
Educational Area

Find out all about the life cycle of butterflies from the pupal stage to its adulthood in the Education area. Here, you will get an insight into the process of metamorphosis, and learn new facts about different species of butterflies such as the White Angled-Sulphur, Monarch, Red Rim, African Queen, Tailed Jay, and more.

Koi Pond
Koi Pond

The Koi Pond, situated in Dome 2 at the Butterfly Garden, is abundant with Koi fish in various sizes and is an ideal place to relax and get some great pictures. Enjoy the soothing sound of the running water whilst listening to the birds chirping in the indoor space.

Winter Festival at Dubai Butterfly Garden

Witness a special Winter Festival this year at the Dubai Butterfly Garden. As the festive vibes of December kick in, Dubai Butterfly Garden will hold a few special events to make sure that all their guests have an unforgettable experience!

  • Sarah the Beautiful Butterfly: This live educational and entertaining play will feature Sarah and her friendly characters discovering where she comes from. Catch the show on the 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st of December at 2 pm and 3 pm, at the Cinema Area.
  • A Picnic on the Grass: This is the most perfect way to end your evening at the Dubai Butterfly Garden! Have a picnic on the soft grass with your family and friends, and enjoy your time with some live music and the cool breeze. You can also help yourself to some food and refreshments available at the garden cafeteria. This takes place every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 4 pm to 6 pm.
  • Blue Moon Butterflies: The incredible Blue Moon Butterflies get their name from the unique bright blue patches on their wings that resemble a full 'blue moon' in the dark sky. This Winter Festival, learn more about this amazing species of Butterflies from your Tour Guides at First Gazebo in Zone 1.
  • Seasonal Greeting Cards: The month of December is incomplete without greeting cards. Let your kids' imaginations run wild and bring out their inner talent at the Kids' workshop, where they'll be guided to make their own Season's Greeting Cards with brushes and colors! And while they're at it, don't forget to visit the Face Painting booth by some super talented artists!

Dubai Butterfly Garden - Know Before You Go

Dubai Butterfly Garden

Dubai Butterfly Garden Timings

Dubai Butterfly Garden is open throughout the week between 9 AM to 6 PM. It is open to visitors throughout the year, including on public holidays.

Getting to Dubai Butterfly Garden

From Dubai
  • By Metro: Mall of Emirates Station is the closest stop. You can use the red line to reach this destination following which, it's a 15 - 20 minute cab/car ride to the garden.
  • By Bus: You can take RTA Bus No. 105 which will take you directly to the Dubai Butterfly Garden within 15-20 minutes at a cost of 5 Dirhams only. You can also take a Dubai Sightseeing Bus, which will drop you directly at Dubai Miracle Garden. Ensure you check the route before you purchase tickets to the same.
  • By Car: You reach the park by taking the Al Barsha South 3 route. The park has also expanded its parking facilities accommodating close to 2,000 cars each day.
From Abu Dhabi
  • By Bus: Visitors can travel by taking the bus number E101 from Abu Dhabi, central bus station which will drop you at the Ibn Battuta Metro Bus Stop from where it's a 20-minute drive to the park.
  • By Car: It takes approximately 1 hour 20 minutes to reach the Dubai Butterfly Garden from Abu Dhabi covering a total of 130 km. Cab services can be easily availed to make a direct visit to the park.

Dining Options

The venue has over 30 food and beverage stores ranging from coffee shops and candy stores to serving freshly prepared fresh juices and snacks. Enjoy your visit by indulging in some delightful refreshments as you stroll through the park with your family and friends.

Handy Tips & Hacks

  • Dubai Butterfly Garden tickets are available at 55 AED for adults and children above the age of 3. People of Determination and children below 3 years old can enter free of charge.
  • Unlike Dubai Miracle Garden, which is closed during summers for maintenance, Butterfly Garden is open throughout the year. However, the best time to visit is between November and March, when the weather is pleasant enough to enjoy the outdoor facilities.
  • Visitors are not allowed to bring in food and drinks inside the garden.
  • All guests are responsible for their own personal belongings and are requested to not leave them unattended.
  • Considering that Dubai Butterfly Garden is an eco-friendly place, all guests are requested to keep its surroundings clean by not littering any common area.
  • Since butterflies like to rest on leaves and pathways, guests need to be extra careful while walking around the park.
  • Guests are requested to not touch the butterfly wings or disturb them in any manner.
  • Visitors are not allowed to cross any restricted areas to avoid potential damages.

Dubai Butterfly Garden Reviews

Well it didn't take long at the Garden to to get in the mood for butterflies. Read other reviews & you'll get an idea what this experience is like. But in the midst of all these butterflies it's SO much fun to watch everyone being chased by butterflies - or maybe chasing them. To watch big, grown men turn into little kids as they gaze tenderly at a butterfly that has just landed will put a smile on your face.
So many living in desert environments might never get the chance to see something like, thank you.
Also close to Miracle Garden or Global Village where we went after.

— plen2017 (Brandon), February 2022, Tripadvisor

This is one place which lags on being in the to-do-list of every visitor, everyone covers Miracle Garden and give it a Miss BUT this is one place which kids enjoy the most. This is the place which offers you plenty of time with butterflies of various species around. Kids were allowed to pick up butterflies through their legs which kept them so much involved and mesmerized. If there was one place which they wanted to visit again in Dubai , then it was butterfly park. Please do visit it if you are travelling with kids. It will take less then 2 hours to cover this park.

— Mohit29, August 2022, Tripadvisor

Dubai Miracle Garden

World-class attraction right next door!

Opened on 14 February 2013, the Dubai Miracle Garden is spread across 72,000 square meters of land, making it the world’s largest natural flower garden. Set in the heart of Dubailand, the park houses Dubai Butterfly Garden, along with a unique series of breathtaking displays such as the Emirates A380, Mickey Mouse, Big Teddy Bear, and the Hearts Passage, featuring close to 250 million types of plants.

Dubai Miracle Garden

With a constant effort to be the best and challenge itself, the Dubai Miracle Garden aims at using its space innovatively by creating groundbreaking structures, thus giving visitors a treat. The flowers are maintained by reusing treated wastewater through drip irrigation, with an average of 757,082 litres of water used each day. An estimated AED 40 million (US$11 million) was spent in building this masterpiece, which was later awarded the Moselle Award for New Garden Experiences of the year in April 2015, making it one of the top places to visit in Dubai.

The venue is currently open to visitors, and you can get your Dubai Miracle Garden tickets online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get tickets for Dubai Butterfly Garden?

While you can purchase tickets directly at the entrance, it is suggested to make your reservation online to avoid overcrowding at the venue with Dubai Butterfly Garden.

What are the ticket prices at the Dubai Butterfly Garden?

Adults and children aged 3 years and above are required to pay a total of 55 AED to enter the Dubai Butterfly Garden. People of Determination and children below 3 years old can enter free of charge.

When is the best time to visit Dubai Butterfly Garden?

November to March is the best time to plan your visit to the Dubai Butterfly Garden. Early morning entry during weekdays is ideal to avoid a large crowd.

How far is Miracle Garden from Butterfly Garden?

The Butterfly Garden is situated within the Miracle Garden and is just a few minutes away from the main entrance. 

Is the Dubai Butterfly Garden wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Dubai Miracle Garden and the Dubai Butterfly Garden, by extension, are disabled friendly. They also provide carts for handicapped visitors.

What do I wear to the Dubai Butterfly Garden?

It is highly recommended to wear something that is lightweight and comfortable. Walking shoes, sunglasses, cap/hat can also come in handy to experience a seamless visit.

Does the Dubai Butterfly Garden have a cloakroom?

Unfortunately, Butterfly Dubai does not have a cloakroom service because of which all guests are advised to carry light when arriving at the venue. 

Can I take photos at the Dubai Butterfly Garden?

Visitors are allowed to take photos, however, please ask the staff for assistance. 

Are there any dining options provided at the Dubai Butterfly Garden?

Yes, there are coffee shops, food kiosks, and candy stores situated within the garden that visitors can try out. 

What are the services provided at the Dubai Butterfly Garden?

The facilities at the garden include a parking area, prayer room, souvenir shops, toilets, a first aid room, and a car hire service. 

Dubai Butterfly Garden Guide