The Dubai Fountain is a stunning sight for everyone who comes to the emirate. Located in the centre of Downtown Dubai, the world’s tallest choreographed fountain system attracts thousands of spectators every day. Here is all you need to know about the captivating water, music and light spectacle that has become an icon of Dubai.
The Dubai Fountain is one of the best tourist attractions in Dubai. The fountain is located on the 30-acre lake in Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai, between Souk AI Bahar and The Dubai Mall. It was designed by the creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas.
The fountain is 900 ft. in length which is equivalent to two football fields. Its design features five circles of different sizes, two arcs and powerful water spouts that shoot water up to unbelievable heights. The cost of construction is estimated to have been approximately AED 800M (USD 218M).
The Dubai Mall Fountain was officially opened in May 2009. Well-lit by 6,600 powerful lights, the fountain has the ability to shoot water up to 500 feet —as high as a 50-storey building. It has the ability to spray 22,000 gallons of water into the air at any moment. Furthermore, it can create different patterns and combinations in the air, which is highly appreciated by the spectators.
The high-pressure water shooters installed inside the fountain make the water dance.
Those visiting the fountain can enjoy the Lake Ride and Boardwalk. Let’s take a look at what these attractions near the fountain have to offer.
If watching the fountain is not enough, you can up the ante with a Lake Ride. Get up and personal with the fountain in all its glory! Set sail on a traditional Abra for a memorable ride on Burj Lake while enjoying the mesmerising sounds and breathtaking sights. The last boat ride departs 30 minutes before closing time. The Lake Ride is among several Dubai Fountain Water Experiences and is an absolute must!
The Boardwalk is a floating platform located within The Dubai Fountain. It gives you a whole new perspective of the fascinating performances. Visitors can commence their journey from Burj Park or the promenade and wander down the 272-metre boardwalk. It is 9 metres away from the fountains. There are many things to do at Burj Park.
The fountain performs a variety of songs, from classical to Arabic and international music. Performances take place on a daily basis and last for up to five minutes.
All shows at the fountain are free of charge and are visible from every point on the lake and neighbouring areas. The most popular spot is the Waterfront Boardwalk outside The Dubai Mall. Additionally, the area around Souk AI Bahar also offers a pleasant viewing experience as it is less crowded. The price for the walkway is AED 20 per visitor.
There are several attractions and places to check out near the fountain:
In the evening, you can watch the show from 06:00 pm to 11:00 pm. The show is held after every 30 minutes every day.
The ticket price for the Dubai Mall Fountain Ride is AED 65.
There you have it! You need to see The Dubai Fountain with your family or friends to appreciate its beauty. There are many other interesting attractions nearby, such as the Dubai Opera and Address Sky View
If you want to explore more of the area, check out our guide on the many things to do in Downtown Dubai.