Set on the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake, the fountain shoots water jets as high as 500 ft (150 meters), equivalent to that of a 50-storey building. The fountain is 900 ft (275 meters) long and has five circles of varying sizes and two central arcs. It has been designed by California-based WET, the creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas.
The Dubai Fountain performs daily, with the performance repertoire including Sama Dubai; Baba Yetu, an award-winning song in Swahili; the Arab world’s top-selling dance number Shik Shak Shok; and the signature piece of world-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, Con te partiro (Time to Say Goodbye).
Over 6,600 WET Superlights – the most advanced incandescent large fountain lights available today – and 25 color projectors create a visual spectrum of over 1,000 abstract attractions. The beam of light shining upward from the fountain can be seen from over 20 miles away, and will be visible from space making it the brightest spot in the Middle East, and quite possibly in the entire world.
Key Facts & Figures
- World’s largest dancing fountain
- In sync with classical, Arabic and world music
- 1.5 million lumens of projected light
- Spray heights of up to 500 feet (150 meters)
- 22,000 gallons of airborne water (83,000 liter)
- Set in Burj Khalifa Lake, right outside The Dubai Mall on Lower Ground Waterfront
Construction price: AED 800million / USD 218million
Completion date: May 2009