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It’s a Gardener’s Paradise at The Quranic Garden in Dubai

The Quranic Garden in Dubai is proving to be a Gardener's delight with the number of visitors exceeding five million since its inception in 2019.

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The Quaranic Garden is proving to be a Gardener’s delight with the number of visitors to Dubai’s Quranic Garden exceeding five million since its inception in 2019.

Byline Muhammad Jaballah

The Quranic Garden, which is located in the Al Khawaneej area on an area of 64 hectares, includes approximately 12 orchards and small gardens including the Islamic, desert and Andalusian garden, the glass house, the Cave of Miracles, Lake Musa, a children’s area, sports facilities, shops selling plants and herbs, commercial services that serve visitors to the park, in addition to all the trees mentioned in the Holy Quran, in an immersive experience that combines Islamic history, technology and nature.

Through interactive technologies in the Cave of Miracles, visitors watch stories and miracles of the prophets mentioned in the Holy Quran, in addition to examining all the plants mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah and learning about their importance and scientific value, and the dependence of modern medicine on them in treatment.

According to Director of Public Parks and Recreational Facilities Department at Dubai Municipality Ahmed Al Zarooni, park contains 51 types of plants that have been mentioned in the Holy Quran and the Sunnah, in addition to 7,000 trees.

The green areas include bananas, pomegranate, olives, watermelons, grapes, figs, garlic, leeks, onions, corn, lentils, wheat, cumin, ginger, dates, basil, pumpkin, cucumber and more. The garden also includes many stalls distributed in all orchards, on which is displayed information about the available types of plants and trees and their benefits in food and medicine, in addition to the Quranic verses that mention them.

The park aims to bridge intellectual and cultural communication with different communities and religions and promote tolerance by displaying the cultural achievements of the Islamic religion as well as honour miracles mentioned in The Holy Bible and Holy Torah too.

“The park has hosted more than five million visitors since it was opened in 2019 until now, including 1.6 million visitors in 2023. The Quranic Garden is a specialized park among 220 public parks in Dubai, and includes two destinations, the Glass House and the Cave of Miracles, in addition to a natural simulation model that tells the miracle of the sea split in the story of Moses, peace be upon him,” says Al Zarooni.

The park, which is one of Dubai’s entertainment, educational and tourism landmarks, will feature many Ramadan initiatives during March and April this year, including the distribution of fasting Iftar meals, the completion of the Holy Quran for some families, in addition to various visits from local communities.

There are also gatherings hosted by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department for those who are new to Islam as well as hosting the contestants of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award, which is held annually during the month of Ramadan.

“We also receive school excursions with the aim of educating students, and cooperating with the “Islamic Affairs” in Dubai by renewing the Quranic and scientific content in it, such as the stories of the prophets in the cave, which review the miracles of Yunus, Jesus, Solomon, Abraham, Noah and Yahya, and the miracle of the splitting of the moon,” says Al Zarooni.

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