Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain is most famous choreographed fountain in the world. It is fixed on 12-hectare manmade lake of Burj Khalifa. It is located at the center of the downtown Dubai between Souk Al Bahar and Dubai Mall. The Dubai Fountain was designed by WET Design company who also designed Bellagio in Las Vegas. It is illuminated by 6,600 lights and colored projectors are 50.

Dubai Fountain is 902ft long and can shoot water up to air till 152.4m and during this water shoot program there are range of classical to modern Arabic Music played by. It was made at a cost of 800 million AED.

The name was chosen after the competition that organized by a developer Emaar properties and in the result of that contest was announced on 26th October 2008. The testing started in 2009 month of February. The fountain was officially inaugurated on 8th May 2009 with the official ceremony of Dubai Mall.

Dubai is a home to the world’s famous and tallest buildings, grand hotels, beautiful shopping malls, residential towers and popular touristic attractions. So like Dubai Fountain is among the famous tourist attraction of Dubai and indeed a beautiful and fascinating place as well.

Detailed introduction:

The Dubai fountain is truly a must visit place in Dubai, as it becomes with a lot of surprises every time. It is recognized as the world’s largest musical fountain that attracts and impresses thousands of regular visitors.

This fountain is 900ft in length that is equals to 2 football fields. The design of the fountain is very unique with the mixture of five circles of various sizes, two arcs and strong water spouts that can shoot water up to unlimited heights.

There are some other activities or you can say attractions near Dubai fountain that are Lake ride and Boardwalk. Just have a glance on these attractions too so if you are planning to visit Dubai fountain you should know about the nearest attraction too.

Lake Ride: The timings for the Lake ride started at 5:45pm and ends at 11:30pm and the price of the ticket is 65.50 AED per person. If you want to enjoy the lake ride along the fountain musical dance.  You can book the first row ticket to watch the perfect view of Fountain dance.

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You can book Abra (the traditional ride) to enjoy the lake ride and the mesmerizing sound and music with beautiful fountain sights. But keep this in mind that the last departs of board is 30 minutes before of the closing time.

Boardwalk: The boardwalk on Dubai fountain is a floating platform within it. It can give you the different perspective of the whole performance of Dubai fountain. The vsitors can start their journey from Burj Park and wander down the 272m boardwalk. The boardwalk is only 9 meters away from the Dubai fountain. You can discover more latest stuff during this journey or roaming around in Downtown Dubai.

If you want to use Board walk then you will pay 20 AED and if you want to enjoy water taxi you have to pay 50AED for that.

Features of Dubai Fountain:

  • The fountain is well lit by 6,600 powerful lights.
  • It can shoot water un till 500 feet.
  • It is as high as 50 storey building.
  • It can spray 22,000 gallons of water in the air.
  • It can create various patterns in the air.
  • High pressure water shooters fixed inside this fountain and can make the water to dance.
  • It can shoot under more pressure till 240ft and extreme shooters can shoot under pressure to 500ft but the extreme shooters cannot use in any event time as it needs time to build up more pressure to shoot up for high length.

Show timings of Dubai Fountain:

  • There are only 2 performances that held during the daytime that are; the performance of 1pm and 1:30pm.
  • The Friday timings are 1:30pm and 2:00 pm as the JUMMA Prayer is finished almost at 1:00 to 1:30pm.
  • The evening timings are 6:00pm to 11:00 pm.

Variety of songs are payed along Dubai Fountain either classical Arabic music or International music. The performances are happening on daily basis and last up for at least 5 minutes depends on the length of the music.

The shows of Dubai fountain water dance are free of cast and can be seen from any spot of Dubai Mall or nearest areas of the Dubai Fountain. If you visit to watch these show you must keep in your mind that the people from all around the areas like Dubai Mall or Burj kahlifa gathers there before the show started so it is full of crowd at every show time.

It is recommended to choose your place or seat before the time of the show so you can fully entertain with the show. The area around Souk Al Bahar has less crowd as compare to other area so it is preferable to watch the show from there.

If you want to entertain with the fountain show without any disturbance or you are not comfortable in crowd place you can book any table of any restaurant nearby, that is facing towards the Dubai fountain so you can watch it in full calming and peaceful manner.


The selection of the music is upon Peter Kopik the Choreographer head in WET design, he chose the music to be played at Dubai fountain.

The water at the fountain dances on different choreographed melodies from international or local music that can leave an un forgettable memories or feelings to your mind.

Some popular music tracks are also played like Mikel Jackson’s Thriller, Sarah Brightman’s Time to say Goodbye or Andrea Bocelli and many more. All these music are played through speakers fixed around the lake, sometimes fountain have to work without music during any repairing purpose.

Use for several advertisements:

The Dubai fountain is also used for some advertisement campaigns such as they DHL premiered the advertising campaign on 20 October 2011 which was choreographed in special version of the Motown classics and was repeated throughout the month.

In March 2016 the mall and the fountain were the part of Expo 2020 logo launch that was attended by managing director (Al Reem Hashimy) and PM (Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum). After this launching event the fountain danced on Whitney Houston’s song ‘I will always love you’.

The Dubai fountain is an artificial lake but the choreographed music along the water shooters makes it beautiful and the perfect place to visit. It is one of the free of cost attraction in Dubai where we can enjoy the breathtaking scenes and the dance with delightful music. This music makes you feel like relaxing and calming during the water dance performances. You may feel you are singing and dancing with the fountain.



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