Dubai Miracle Garden, the world’s largest natural flower garden, has marked the upcoming 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse with the unveiling of an 18-metre floral structure of the iconic Disney character.
Created as part of a new licensing deal between Dubai Miracle Garden and The Walt Disney Company, the floral structure has earned Dubai Miracle Garden a third Guinness World Record title for the Tallest Topiary Sculpture (supported).
The sculpture, which features almost 100,000 plants and flowers (including White Petunia, Red Petunia, White Geranium, Yellow Viola, Zinnia Marigold and Green Alternanthera), weighs almost 35 tons, and is supported by a 7-ton steel structure with a concrete foundation of 50 tons of reinforced concrete.
Dubai Miracle Garden has further Disney characters planned for November when it reopens for the winter season, a statement said.
Abdel Naser Rahhal, creator and co-founder of Dubai Miracle Garden and vice chairman of Cityland Group, the developer of the botanical property said: “We are very pleased to partner with The Walt Disney Company to bring their beloved Mickey Mouse to life through the wonderful medium of flowers.
"Dubai Miracle Garden’s imagination and creativity in coming up with novel and exciting floral displays will be a perfect complement to the appeal of classic Disney characters who will be revealed in amazing new displays in the future.”
Chafic Najia, senior vice president and general manager of The Walt Disney Company Ltd, added: “Mickey Mouse is one of the world’s most iconic and beloved characters, and we are proud to be able to celebrate such a unique touch point at Dubai Miracle Garden with UAE residents and visitors, and enable them to connect with Disney and our characters. We look forward to celebrating more local experiences for Disney fans in the UAE and across the Middle East region in the future.”
Dubai Miracle Garden is open from 9am to 9pm on weekdays and 9am to 11pm on Friday and Saturdays. Regular admission is AED45 per adult and AED35 per child (from 3-12 years). Entry is free for people with disabilities and children below two years of age.
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