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A Photo Walk at Dubai Butterfly Garden

Having been in Dubai for so long, I'm still surprised by how many new places there are to discover in this city. I've been hearing about the Dubai Butterfly Garden for a while now, but hadn't planned a visit. Until recently, when we were invited by Nikon, along with other bloggers, to see this beautiful place. They also offered us an opportunity to try out their newest DSLR cameras to capture the beauty of the winged creatures.

The garden is located next to Dubai Miracle Garden, the floral paradise that's a must-visit in Dubai. The Butterfly Garden has nine domes in an area of 1800 square meters. Thousands of species of butterflies fly around freely in here. Don't be surprised if one lands on your shoulder! These butterflies seem to be accustomed to human presence. The temperature isn't cool, but comfortable, to create a tropical environment for the butterflies.

The landscaping mimics a tropical forest, and you will find fruits laid out for the butterflies to feed on, so you can see them in all their colourful glory.

This is a great place for children too, ideally aged over 3 years, as a certain amount of quiet in expected to maintain the serenity of the environment. Little Dude had a lovely time observing the butterflies, and managed to coax a few to sit on his hand!

Here are some of my favourite shots from the photo walk. I used a Nikon D610 camera with a macro lens. This lens is perfect for nature photography, as you can see in the detailing captured below.

Mounted butterflies at the gallery at the entrance.
Fresh fruits laid out for the butterflies.
Blue Morpho, one of the largest butterflies in the world.



Gazebos at the garden allow you to see the butterflies even closer.

Lush greenery at the Butterfly Garden.




The butterflies are friendly!
Indoor waterfall. The butterflies in the foreground are just decoration!
The Dubai Butterfly Garden is open from 9 AM to 6 PM daily. Check their website for details or call on +971 4 4228902.  An entry ticket costs AED 50, and kids below 3 years enter for free. 

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