The Dubai Fountain Show

by Protima Daryanani

The Dubai Fountain is the world’s tallest performing fountain. Located in Downtown Dubai, at the base of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, the fountain is over 900 feet in length (which is equivalent to over two soccer fields) and located on the thirty-acre Burj Lake. The fountain has a unique design consisting of five circles of varying sizes and two arcs, and features powerful nozzles that shoot water up to truly fantastic heights. With over 6,600 WET Superlights and twenty-five color projectors, the fountain has a visual spectrum of over 1,000 different “water expressions,” and fifty color projectors provide a full spectrum of color with a total output of 1.5 million lumens! The fountain shows are set to different songs and include everything from classical to contemporary Arabic to world music. (The one set to Michael Jackson’s Thriller is particularly memorable!) During the shows, the fountain can have over 22,000 gallons of water in the air at any given moment. Stay dry!