Right next to the famous Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall you can find the spectacular Dubai Fountain. This fountain is officially the largest and most expensive fountain show in the world and is one of the most popular attractions in Dubai. Every day thousands of people admire one of the many beautiful shows at the fountain.
The fountain can spray up to 83,000 liters of water at the same time, reaching heights of up to 150 meters, which is equivalent to a 50-storey building. You can imagine that this installation is huge behind this fountains show. They add a nice piece of craftsmanship to put everything in its place at the right time. The fountain has a length of 275 meters (2 football fields), has a total of 6600 lamps and 25 color projectors that provide a breathtaking spectacle. The entire project, including the construction of the 12-hectare Burj Dubai Lake, cost as much as 800 million Dirham, about 217 million dollars.
Every night from 6 pm several fountain shows are shown which are started every 30 minutes. Various choreographies with music such as:
- “I will always love you” by Witney Houston.
- “Thriller” by Michael Jackson.
- “Con te partirò (Time to Say Goodbye)” by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman.
- “The Prayer” from Celion Dion and Andrea Bocelli.
And on top of that various Arabic songs like:
- “Baba Yetu”.
- “Sama Dubai”.
- “Shik Shak Shok”.
New songs are regularly added to the repertoire to replace the older songs so that the offer is various. The first and last fountain show are accompanied by the song Sama Dubai, which is specially written for the leader of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rasjid Al Maktum. You can watch the spectacle almost every part of the lake. In some places you will meet a refreshing breeze with light mist that can be very pleasant in the warmer days Dubai has. If you want absolutely no refreshing mist over you, take a look at the wind direction in advance.
Please note that during high season from October to early April, it may be very busy on the Dubai Mall promenade where most people getting together to watch the fountain show. The busiest evenings are from Thursday to Saturday, these are the days that people have weekend in Dubai.
Dubai Fountain Lake Ride
Do you want to see the impressive Dubai Fontain fountain show by the Burj Khalifa up close? Then book a Dubai Fountain Lake Ride where you take a traditional Arab abra boat along the fountain show.
During a trip with the Dubai Fountain Lake Ride you can enjoy the highest and largest fountain show in the world in a unique way, the view of the Burj Khalifa and the Downtown Dubai skyline. From the traditional abra you can watch the show from the best spots on the lake and you can enjoy the fountain show and the more than 6000 lights in the fountain.
The boat trip on the 30-hectare Burj Lake at the foot of the Burj Khalifa takes about 30 minutes and can be booked daily, the first boat leaves at 17:45, the last boat trip leaves at 23:00. The abra is suitable for up to six people, excluding the captain of the boat.
Tickets Dubai Fountain Lake Ride
The tickets for the 30-minute Dubai Fountain Lake Ride are available for 19.90 dollars per person. The tickets are available at the cash desk at the Waterfront Promenade in front of the Dubai Mall, at the At the Top counter in the Dubai Mall or can be reserved online at the Tiqets website or at the GetYourGuide website. Online booking is recommended because you can choose your desired day and time and you are 100% sure that you can make the boat trip.