Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Dubai – Largest Dancing Water Fountain

The Dubai Fountain is a world's largest water fountain and Dubai's most popular free tourist attraction with large display of water jets gushing out of a puddle at the foot of the Burj Khalifa. It is quite ironic to have such a large aquatic feature in one of the driest/hottest areas of the Earth.  It is set on the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake in Downtown Dubai; the fountain shoots water jets as high as 500 feet. The magnitude of the jets is unreal in that they reach as high as a 50 story building. The fountain is consists of a 275 meters long and has five circles of varying sizes and two central arcs.  It was designed by California-based WET, the creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas. It has over 6,600 wet superlight and 50 color projectors create a visual spectrum of over 1,000 different water expressions that appeal to visitors. Different combinations of water-forms of The Dubai Fountain perform to selected musical pieces – chosen from a range of classical to contemporary Arabic and world music.

If you are planning to go Dubai then you must visit this attraction as for a personal viewing you can hire a boat out to the fountain. The Dubai Water Fountain performance held daily and last up to 5 minutes. This is not just a randomized fountain feature, it is so high-tech that the jets are synchronized to the culture music of Dubai, with the performance repertoire including: Sama Dubai; an award-winning song in Swahili; Baba Yetu, the signature piece of world-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, and the Arab world’s top-selling dance number Shik Shak Shok, Con te partiro (Time to Say Goodbye).

Water Fountains performances are completely free and can see from multiple locations around Downtown Dubai. The most popular location is the Waterfront Promenade outside the Dubai Mall.

Afternoon Shows
Saturday – Thursday: 1:00pm & 1:30pm
Friday: 1:30pm & 2:00pm

Evening Shows
Daily: 6:00pm to 11:00pm
(Every 30 Minutes)

*Please note that Fountain show timings can change by a couple of minutes depending on the specific day’s prayer times.

Key Facts & Figures of Fountain:

• World’s largest dancing fountain
• In sync with classical, Arabic and world music
• 1.5 million Lumens of projected light
• Spray heights of up to 500 feet
• 22,000 gallons of airborne water
• Set in Burj Khalifa Lake, right outside The Dubai Mall on Lower Ground Waterfront Promenade in the heart of Downtown Dubai.

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