Dubai is king for the unexpected, so a tropical rainforest in the middle of the desert is only to be expected 😉
Here is my quick review for The Green Planet Dubai- a completely indoor vertical tropical rainforest!
Located in the city walk area of Dubai, The Green Planet is comparable to the Biodome in Montreal-a fully replicated indoor ecosystem.
You go in and start from the top of the “tree of life” and work your way down, seeing various tropical insects, animals, birds and snakes along the way!
There is also a really fun (freaky) jungle bridge that is very cool to cross (just beware of bird poop-I got some on my hand lol)
I think this is a great indoor activity for kids (especially in the hot summer months-as the tropical temperature inside is actually cooler than the temperature outside!) There is even a sleeping sloth that would be really cool for kids to see.
That said, compared to the Montreal Biodome it is definitely lacking. It is only 1 ecosystem (compared to the 4 that you see in Montreal) and it is a pretty quick visit-I would say 45 minutes to an hour tops.
If you have the time while in Dubai, I would definitely check it out-if you are rushed, there are better things to see.