Expected to open its doors to visitors in 2024, Butterfly Gardens Abu Dhabi will be the first of its kind in the capital
7 November 2023| Last updated on 7 November 2023
Butterfly Gardens Abu Dhabi promises a unique and unforgettable experience for all.
Abu Dhabi waterfront destination, Al Qana, recently announced a new addition that will delight UAE residents and tourists of all ages.
Scheduled to begin construction in 2024 and expected to open its doors within the same year, Butterfly Gardens Abu Dhabi will be an all-new captivating destination, and is the first of its kind in the capital.
Here's everything to know about Abu Dhabi's upcoming attraction so far.
Where is Butterfly Gardens Abu Dhabi?
Butterfly Gardens Abu Dhabi's location is adjacent to The National Aquarium in Al Qana.
What to expect at Butterfly Gardens Abu Dhabi?
Thousands of butterflies
As the name suggests, the Butterfly Gardens Abu Dhabi will be a sanctuary for over 2,000 butterflies from more than 40 species, alongside a gorgeous array of flora and fauna.
Guests will have the extraordinary opportunity to witness butterflies in their natural habitat, freely interacting with visitors. The attraction will be climate-controlled to ensure the comfort of the butterflies and visitors.
Tropical gardens based on Asia, Central and South America's ecosystems
This visionary project will consist of three distinct manicured zones: Asia, the Americas, and Eden Café.
Visitors will embark on a remarkable journey as they explore lush tropical gardens, each inspired by the unique ecosystems of Asia, Central, and South America.
Alongside the breathtaking butterfly and insect species from these regions, the Eden Café will offer an oasis of tranquillity, featuring a cascading waterfall, a serene koi pond, the graceful presence of white peacocks, and even an opportunity to have high tea with butterflies.
At Butterfly Gardens Abu Dhabi, guests will have the extraordinary opportunity to witness butterflies in their natural habitat, freely interacting with visitors.
The insect species will be thoughtfully showcased within enclosures along the mapped-out path, while pupa displays will showcase the live development of these enchanting creatures. The gardens are destined to be a photographer's paradise, with plans to introduce photography classes at a later stage.
A unique feature will be the enchanting starlight night setting, offering magical visits after sunset.
Incorporating an educational component, Butterfly Gardens Abu Dhabi is designed to engage visitors of all ages in learning about these fascinating creatures and other essential pollinators, such as bees. An educational highlight will be the dwarf honeybee exhibit on display.
The Gardens will also be open for school field trips, making it an ideal place for students to explore and learn.
Butterfly Gardens Abu Dhabi Opening Timings
Butterfly Gardens Abu Dhabi will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
For more information, please visit alqana.ae, or their Instagram page.