This is a record-breaking water fountain in Downtown Dubai at the artificial Burj Khalifa lake. Literally at the foot of Burj Khalifa. The Dubai fountain gives you a once-in-a-lifetime experience of a fountain with music and lighting.
It works every half an hour from 6 PM to 10 PM every weekday and 6 PM to 11 PM on weekends. The weekend in Arab countries is from Thursday to Saturday. You can also witness it during the day at around 1 PM. Each show lasts for about five minutes.
Over 900ft in length, this is the world’s tallest performing fountain. This performs a selection of different melodies. Watching this fountain is free for everyone.
How Does it Work?
The Dubai fountain can spray 83,000 liters of water, shooting the air. More than 6600 lights and 25 wet super light color projectors have been fixed to this fountain. Also, 50 color projectors create a whole band of colors to treat your sight. It outputs 1.5 million lumens. The fountain has five circles in different sizes and two arcs. The water is projected in over 1000 different patterns and expressions. The light beams can be seen from even 20 miles away.
This fountain consists of many high-pressure water jets, shooters, and water robots. The water robots give the water the dancing effect while the function of the other is shooting the water up in the air. The extreme shooters shoot the water at a higher pressure for 500ft above in the air.
While it works, it is estimated that it sprays over 22.000 gallons of water in the air.
The Lake Ride
Have an ultimate ride on Burj lake while sighting the world’s largest performing fountain and enjoy the rhythm with a piece of melodic music.
This ride works from 5.45 PM to 11.30 PM with a ticket price of AED 65 per person.
The Dubai Fountain Boardwalk
This brand-new floating platform gets you closer to the fountain than ever. Guests can start their boardwalk from the Burj park or fountain promenade and go along the boardwalk, which is 272 meters long. Finally, you will end up 9 meters away from the fountain.
This service is also in operation from 5.45 PM to 11.30 PM.
Does the Fountain Work During the Ramadhan?
Yes, it does work. But the afternoon shows are canceled, and evening show timings change.
What is the Best Place to See the Fountain?
The best place to witness the Dubai fountain is the waterfront promenade outside the Dubai mall. The place gets filled quicker as everyone gathers to watch the show. So, arriving early to get a position in the front row is always better.
The walkway around Souq-Al-Bahar is also a great place to view the fountain.
But enjoying the fountain from a ground-level space is always special because the magical experience is created when water, light, and sound come together.
Which Restaurants Overlook Dubai Fountain?
The restaurants at the Dubai mall and Souk-Al-Bahar give you a good view of the Dubai fountain.
You will never miss the sight of Dubai Fountain when you are around Downtown. Another family attraction around Dubai fountain is the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo at the Dubai mall. Read the insights by clicking here before you plan your trip.