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The Dubai Fountain

01 September 2015

The world famous fountain system is located on 30-acre man-made Burj Khalifa Lake, at the centre of Downtown Dubai development. Designed by the California-based company, WET Design, the record-setting fountain system, is worth Dh.800mn, illuminated by 6,600 lights and 50 coloured projectors. Standing 902 ft. tall, the fountain shoots water 150m into the air, and is accompanied by a range of classical to contemporary Arabic and world music.

Dubai Fountain

Being the world's largest performing fountain, the Dubai Fountain in Downtown Dubai has drawn more than 47mn visitors since its launch in May 2009. The Dubai Fountain can spray atleast 22,000 gallons of water in the air at any point of time. The main control room of the Dubai Fountain is located on the top level of adjacent Dubai Mall.

The Dubai Fountain comprises several high-pressure water jets and shooters, water robots, all of which can make the water seem to shoot and dance when viewing. There are super shooters that shoot water under pressure up to 240 feet in the air, and the extreme shooters that can shoot water under more pressure up to 420 feet in the air. These shooters create a loud “boom” noise when water is ejected.

The fountain is animated with performances set to light and music. Performances usually take place at 1:00pm and 1:30pm, and every 30 minutes from 6pm to 10pm on weekdays, and from 6pm to 11pm on weekends (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

Robin Vinod