The Dubai Fountain
Created by the designers of Las Vegas’ Bellagio fountains, The Dubai Fountain is the world’s tallest fountain comprised of 1,000 water formations and 6,600 lights, plus images and music. It’s free to watch from the lakefront, but you can also pay to ride an abra boat or walk on the floating Dubai Fountain Boardwalk for close-up views. The Dubai Fountain is also a regular stop on Dubai city tours, Burj Khalifa experiences, and more.
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Things to Know Before You Go
Seeing The Dubai Fountain is essential for first-time visitors and families with children.
Each show lasts for about five minutes; each is different from the last.
The fountain does its thing 12 times a day—twice in the early afternoon and at 30-minute intervals at night.
The waterfront outside the Dubai Mall is the most popular place to watch the shows.
Arrive 10 minutes or so before the scheduled start to secure the best vantage point.
How to Get There
The Dubai Fountain is located toward the Dubai Mall side of the Burj Khalifa Lake. The easiest way to get there is by taking the Dubai Metro; ride the red line to the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall station and it’s around a 10-minute walk from there. Alternatively, take a cab to the Dubai Mall.
When to Get There
Shows take place every afternoon and evening at the Dubai Fountain. Afternoon shows start at 1pm and 1:30pm Saturday through Thursday, and 1:30pm and 2pm on Fridays. Evening shows start every half-hour between 6pm and 11pm.
Other Dubai Fountain Viewing Points
For stellar fountain views with fewer crowds, post up on the walkway around the Souk Al Bahar, the shopping complex across the lake from the Dubai Mall. To get there, walk across the Souk Al Bahar bridge—just make sure to do so before crowds descend onto the waterfront.
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