Dubai Fountain

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The Dubai Fountain, or The Dubai Fountain, is the most choreographic fountain system in the world. It is located on the Burj Khalifa Lake in the center of Dubai, between the Dubai Mall, the Souk Al Bahar and the Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world.

The Dubai Fountain is the largest musical fountain in the world and the most popular tourist attraction in the city. It consists of a central arc of jets, joined to a smaller arc and 5 circles of jets. When the performance begins, these powerful jets fire splashes of water, up to 152 meters high, synchronized with the music and illuminated by over 6.000 powerful lights and 50 colors.



The attraction was inaugurated the 8 May 2009. The entire fountain system, including light and sound effects, was designed by WET, the creators of the Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas. The total cost of the whole work was 218 million dollars.

The fountain is illuminated by 6.600 lights and 50 colored projectors. It has a length of 275 meters with five circles and two central arches, and shoots water up to 152 meters high. The shows are accompanied by classical and contemporary Arabic music, as well as international music.

This spectacular attraction is one of the main cities of Dubai and of all the Arab Emirates. During the shows, light and music, together with water, create magical choreographies. The shows of the fountains they can be seen up to about 40 km away.

You do not pay an entrance ticket to attend the show. The show lasts 3-5 minutes and is completely free. This makes it the main free attraction in Dubai and one of the must-see things not to be missed.



Where to see the Dubai fountain from?

Il best place where to attend the show of the Fountains is there Waterfront promenade. Just before the performance begins, thousands of people walk out of the mall and the area becomes extremely crowded. Visitors wishing to see it from here should arrive early to secure a spot at the front.

The walkway around Souk Al Bahar it is much less crowded and offers a more enjoyable viewing experience.

For a truly fantastic view, book a table at one of the outdoor bars or restaurants overlooking the lake and fountain.

Or from the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa, where there is an observation platform, at a height of 452 meters above the ground. To climb the tallest skyscraper in the world you have to pay the entrance ticket.

Il best time to attend the fountain show is in the evening or at sunset, when in addition to music and water games, you can also enjoy the effects of the lights.

Show times

Sunday to Wednesday - Performances take place at 13:00 and 13:30, and then every 30 minutes from 18:00 to 22:00.


From Thursday to Saturday - Performances take place at 13:00 and 13:30, and then every 30 minutes from 18:00 to 23:00.

Video of the show


Boat trip in the lake

If you want, you can take a boat ride on the artificial lake of the Burj Khalifa on the typical boats of the long, the Abra. The boats can carry a maximum of 6 people, and run every 30 minutes between 17.45pm and 23.30pm each day. The cost of a boat ride on the lake is 65 dhs, about 15 euros.

Tourist attractions near Dubai Fountain

At The Top – Burj Khalifa Observation Deck (0,2 miglia)

Dubai Opera (0,2 miles)

The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo (0,3 miles)

KidZania (0,3 miglia)

Dubai Ice Rink (0,3 miglia)

SEGA Republic (0,3 miles)

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