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Waterfront Promenade

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In Downtown Dubai, along the south side of the Dubai Mall and directly overlooking the Dubai Fountain, you’ll find the Waterfront Promenade. This wide pedestrian boulevard stretches all the way to the base of the Burj Khalifa and is always bustling with activity. Here, you can admire the world’s tallest tower and capture memorable photos with it.

Along the Waterfront Promenade, you’ll also find the terraces of various cafes and restaurants located within the Dubai Mall, including Vapiano, Ping Pong, Red Lobster, Social House, and Wafi Gourmet. These terraces offer some of the most stunning views in all of Dubai, making them perpetually lively spots. From here, you can enjoy views of the spectacular Dubai Fountain show, the impressive skyline of Downtown Dubai, including the striking tower of the Address Downtown Dubai hotel, the Souk Al Bahar shopping mall with its traditional Arabian style, and, of course, the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

The Dubai Fountains

The Dubai Fountain Show

The Waterfront Promenade is the perfect location to watch the stunning Dubai Fountain show. The show begins every day around six o’clock and repeats every half hour until eleven o’clock at night. Despite the considerable length of the Waterfront Promenade, it can get quite crowded during the fountain show, especially near the waterfront fence and the bridge to the Souk Al Bahar shopping center, particularly during the weekend, which in Dubai runs from Thursday evening to Saturday evening.

For those seeking a prime view of the fountain show, it’s best to arrive about ten minutes before it starts and position yourself by the water’s edge. Alternatively, you can stay near the water after the show ends, as many people tend to leave while the next show is set to begin in about half an hour. For an up-close experience of the Dubai Fountain show, consider booking a Dubai Fountain Lake Ride. During this tour, you’ll cruise on an abra over the water while the show unfolds. The boarding point for the Dubai Fountain Lake Ride is also located along the Waterfront Promenade.


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