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Dubai Fountain
Written by Swathi on May 4, 2020 Share on

Dubai Fountain- Dance to the tunes with an enchanting view

The “City of Gold” Dubai, is a country in the Middle East which is an emerging economic hotspot and boasts of being home to the world’s first 7-star hotel property. The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa stands majestic in the city of Dubai. The City of Dubai hosts foreigners and migrants more than its own natives. The world’s grandest shopping mall, the Mall of the Emirates in the vicinity of the Burj Khalifa is sure to leave you in awe of the city. If you enjoy a quaint little camel ride or an adventurous dune bashing experience at the desert safari or love going on a shopping spree, Dubai has all of these experiences being offered to you on a silver platter. But have you ever heard of the enchanting Dubai fountain?

An undeniably beautiful spectacle on the Burj Lake is the Dubai fountain which is situated in between the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall. The Dubai Fountain is one of the world’s largest light and music shows which is a visual treat as the fountain sprays about 22,000 gallons of water into the air as it sways to the music and gives a breathtaking performance.

Dubai Fountain Show
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The Dubai fountain is a miraculous creation by Wet Design, a Californian Company, and the sheer grace with which the waters in the fountain sway through the air will leave you in awe of what the combination of technology and nature can do. The movement of the Dubai fountain to the beats of the music and the strong illuminating effect cast forth by it leaves even a spectator standing close to 30 kilometres away amazed.

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What to expect?

The Dubai Fountain performs on songs ranging from Arabic to the World music genre. The fountain shows take place from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm and although one show lasts only for 5 minutes, thousands of visitors throng the place to gatch a glimpse of the beautiful fountain show throughout the evening.

Dubai Fountain amidst the Burj Khalifa
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You have to keep in mind, that the Dubai Fountain is located in between two of the most famous attractions in the world, the Burj Khalifa and the Mall of Emirates so the number of people who visit it on a daily basis will be massive and more than the locals, a large number of tourists will be eager to watch the Dubai Fountain. So if you want to get the best possible view of the Dubai Fountain show, make sure you grab a spot in one of the restaurants facing the Burj Lake.

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You can also watch the Dubai Fountain up close by taking a boat ride on the Burj Lake which lasts for around 30 minutes wherein you will not only be able to view the fountain in its totality but also enjoy the scenic view of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall whilst on the waters. The boat accommodates approximately 6 people and is available all through the evening shows. You ultimately have a wide range of options to choose from to view this beautiful show and do you know the best part? It’s all free of cost! This experience of the Dubai Fountain Show is definitely worth the time spent and is probably one of the ways you should end your Dubai vacation.

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How to reach the Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain is close to the most visible attraction in Dubai which is the Burj Khalifa. The Mall of Emirates which is the largest mall in the world also stands facing the Burj Lake in front of the Burj Khalifa. The Dubai Fountain Show takes place right in the middle of the Burj Lake every evening.

Boat ride on the Burj Lake
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You can reach the Burj Lake easily from any point in Dubai. You can either take a cab or a metro to the Mall and walk to the Burj Lake to see the Dubai Fountain. The famous hop-on-hop-off bus tours that go all around the city will also stop at the major attractions of the city and you can hop-off at the Dubai Mall and walk to the Burj Lake. You could also visit the Mall and go on a shopping spree, visit one of the lakeside restaurants and sit back comfortably to view the Dubai Fountain Show. Sounds like a perfect plan for the day right?

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Dance Fountain Show early evening
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The best time to view the Dubai Fountain Show is from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm as shows take place every five minutes and the lights that illuminate from the fountain make it a visual treat. There are other alternative shows that take place in the afternoon from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm every day except on Fridays when it takes place from 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm. You can visit the Burj Lake for those shows as well, but the evening shows are the ones that are recommended any day!

Don’t you feel like watching the Dubai Fountain Show already? Well, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and start planning your Dubai trip. Unsure about how to go about it or which other places to visit in Dubai? Worry not, we at Pickyourtrail cannot wait to help you to plan your Dubai family vacation.

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