The Dubai Fountain takes choreographed water music to a new level – in fact I have never seen anything quite like it before.
Taking place in the 30-acre man-made Burj Khalifa Lake in front of The Dubai Mall (the world’s largest shopping mall) in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building), The Dubai Fountain is, naturally, the world’s largest dancing fountain – in Dubai, they have the world record for having the most world records of any place on earth!
The fountain shoots water jets as high as 500 ft (150 metres) equivalent to that of a 50-storey building – in fact at times, the water appears to obscure even the surrounding skyscrapers! It is 900 feet (275 metres) long, has five circles of varying sizes and two central arcs and shoots up 22,000 gallons of airborne water. Performing daily with two lunchtime shows, it is in early evening (from 6pm) that it really comes into its own with shows timed every 30 minutes.
With different performances every night, I really wanted to stay longer to watch every nuance of this watery spectacle and my tip to a visitor would be to secure a balcony table at a restaurant overlooking the lake so you can eat a leisurely meal and wonder at the show laid out in front of you. It’s a “not to be missed” water ballet.
Contributor: Sue Lowry
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