New Quranic Park in Dubai
The 64-hectare park offers visitors a brilliant and intelligent insight into several areas of the Holy Quran.
Located in Al Khawaneej, the Quranic Park is designed to give a better cultural and educational understanding of the Islamic heritage, while still being a fun place to visit for children, families and those looking to learn more about the Holy Quran.
The park that spans over of 60-hectares, but it has two main attractions within the space that offers visitors a brilliant, intelligent insight into the several areas of the Holy Quran.
The park consists of 12 gardens containing 45 types of plants mentioned in the Holy Quran and Sunnah, including bananas, pomegranates, olives, melons, grapes, figs, garlic, leeks, onions, corn, lentils, wheat, fennel seeds, ginger, tamarind, basil, pumpkins, cucumbers, etc.
One of the two main attractions at the Quranic Park, The Glass House is home to 29 different plants and trees that are mentioned in the Quran and The Sunnah (the Arabic word for tradition, for Muslims, it means “the way of the Prophet“).
Each plant is sectioned and marked with its name, some information about it, and if it’s mentioned in the Quran or/and The Sunnah.
The plants are monitored and are kept watered through nozzles hidden in bronze poles that spray out a mist of water at different intervals (depending on how much that particular plant requirements). The temperature is regulated with cool air by vents hidden in imitation tree trunks.
Don’t forget to head up the observation deck for a top view of the area.
The Cave of Miracles is a man-made cave (it even has stalactites!) which depicts miracles revolving around the Prophets that occurred in the Holy Quran.
Some of the miracles you can expect to see include Prophet Ibrahim’s (A.S) miracle in reviving the bird, Prophet Mosa’s (A.S) miracle of the Sea, Prophet Jesus/Issa’s (A.S) miracle of creating a bird out of clay and more.
As you enter the cave, you gather alongside other visitors to watch an introductory video clip of the Quran and then make your way to the first miracle clip viewing.
The video displays are at different areas of the cave, but a guide sticks by you and informs you when it’s time to move on to the next section. Don’t worry about getting lost either, as the cave only follows one path.
The walls of the cave even provide you with seating without impairing the look of the cave, so you can sit back and relax while you watch the miracles unfold in front of you.
The orchards are located at various locations at the park but look out for signboards inlaid with golden Arabic calligraphy that will point you in the right direction.
Keep your eyes peeled for more calligraphy on the solar panel trees that are on the pathway leading up to the Glass House. The trees serve as benches that provide you shade and the solar panels located on the top serve to charge your phone as well.