A Walk in the Park

Dubai

It is the last day of February and we are already running out of good weather here in Dubai. Sooner than you think, there will be no outdoors dining, evening runs without getting suffocated by the heavy air, and even not many good hair days, until later in the year.

To make use of what is left of the cool days, last Friday Angel took me for a walk in the park, but not any park, I wanted to visit the newly opened Dubai Miracle Garden, near the Arabian Ranches area.

I saw photos of it in the newspaper and on Instegram, which looked so unreal. I was curious about that flowery dream as portrayed by the media, and wanted to check it out in person.

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The sun was about 40 degrees above the horizon, and still beating down when we arrived there, but it was such a wonderful afternoon, with casual breeze brushing our skin.

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It was getting crowded as we entered, whole families came for the same reason we came for, to explore and enjoy. We forgot the kids, Angel joked

Everyone had a camera and kept clicking away; everyone wanted to be in a photo taken in this visual muse I think, which is totally justified. The park is charmingly designed, in a way no other green spread is done in Dubai. Supposedly, some types of the flowers it houses are rarely grown in the UAE, and it can be enjoyed between October and May, the months during which the park will be open.

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UAE

The lovely scent of the flowers filling the air was really special, never have I experienced such a thing in Dubai!

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Dubai

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You think I can do up my car like this and get away with it?

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We held hands, and walked in silence most of the time, only broke off when I had to hold up the camera to take photos, which was often!

Oddly enough, I believe that Angel and I haven’t been for one of these aimless wanders in a park since we’ve gotten married. I find that that fact unsettling, because I am a huge advocate of embracing the little pleasures in life. I know how this figurative expression can mean completely different things to different people; however we happen to be fond of outdoor activities, and walking certainly used to be one of them.

No baby, I haven’t been to a park since I moved to Dubai 5 years ago, Angel corrected me when I shared my thoughts with him. We’ve let Dubai happen to us I guess!

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Dubai

UAE

Well, I am glad we finally managed to reconnect with our simple passions. We should do more of that, weather permitting. This was such great fun.

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