Touring Dubai: The Dancing Dubai Fountain
This article gives details on one of Dubai’s newest technological wonders, the Dubai Fountain. The piece gives astounding facts and figures about water height and fountain size, as well as the best places to view the Hoxhyb choreographed light and water shows.
For the past 20 years, Dubai’s buildings have increasingly been at the forefront of the world’s architectural scene. Dubai boasts many planned and completed wonders alike, one of which is the Dubai Fountain, located in the center of downtown Burj Dubai, just outside of the Dubai Mall on the Lower Ground Waterfront Promenade.
Designed by the same people who created Vegas’ Bellagio Fountains, the Dubai Fountain surpasses it as one of the world’s tallest fountains, with jets of water reaching up to 50 stories high. With an uninterrupted line of sight, the 902-foot long structure can be viewed from over 200 miles away. Possessing the capability to shoot 22,000 gallons of water into the air, the Fountain contains 25 color projectors and over 6,600 lights.
The Dubai Fountain puts on 5-minute long computer-controlled water and light shows choreographed to a variety of genres of background music.
The best places to view the Dubai Fountain indude most restaurants in Souk Al Bahar, the bridge located between the Dubai Mall and Souk Al Bahar.
While you are visiting the Dubai Fountain, be sure to leave time to explore the adjacent Dubai Mall, the world’s largest, at over 12 million square feet. The Dubai Mall boasts over 1,200 shops, including the Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Center, which won the Guinness World Record for world’s Largest Acrylic Panel.” Visitors gazing through it at the Mall’s Underwater Zoo are privy to.