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The Dubai Fountain: A Guide to One of Dubai's Best Tourist Attractions

Discover fun facts about the Dubai Fountain

Posted on

16 June 2013

Last updated on 18 January 2018
The Dubai Fountain: A Guide to One of Dubai's Best Tourist Attractions

Hailed as one of the top, must-do Dubai tourist attractions for residents and visitors in Dubai, The Dubai Fountain is a choreographed fountain system set on the 30-acre man made Burj Khalifa lake in Downtown Dubai.

It was designed by the same company responsible for the Bellagio Hotel Lake Fountains in Las Vegas, and is one of the most popular attractions for residents, nationals and tourists alike here in Dubai.

The Dubai Fountain is 900ft long and can spray 22 000 gallons of water into the air at any moment.

It consists of many high pressure water jets and shooters. Oarsmen or water robots make the water seem to dance while the shooters shoot the water up to 500ft into the air creating a loud boom as they do so. 6,600 lights and 25 colour projectors have been installed in order to make the fountains truly spectacular.

The fountain is animated with performances set to light and music. The water dances in sync with classical, Arabic and popular music. It is visible from every point on the lake promenade and from many neighbouring structures. We suggest watching it from one of the many restaurants that surround it in The Dubai Mall or Souk Al Bahar.

Songs performed at The Dubai Fountain

Performances at The Dubai Fountain take place at 1pm and 1.30pm in the afternoon, as well as every 30 minutes from 6pm to 10pm on weekdays, and from 6pm until 11pm on weekends.

Previous songs performed, including current ones,

  • "Sama Dubai", a tribute to Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed, which is usually the first show of the day
  • "Baba Yetu" (a Grammy award-winning song in Swahili from the Civilization IV video game soundtrack) by Christopher Tin
  • "Shik Shak Shok" (an Arab dance song) by Hassan Abou El Seoud
  • "Inshed An Aldar" ("Ask About Home"), an Emirati song written for the inauguration of the Burj Khalifa on 4 January 2010
  • "Con Te Partirò" (Time to Say Goodbye) by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman
  • "Dhoom Thana" (a Hindi song) by Vishal and Shekhar
  • "Waves" ("Amvaj") by Bijan Mortazavi
  • "Bassbor Al Fourgakom" by Emirati artist Hussain Al Jasmi
  • "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
  • "All Night Long" by Lionel Richie
  • "The Magnificent Seven" (main theme from the film The Magnificent Seven) by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
  • "Ishtar Poetry" by Furat Qaddouri
  • "Mon Amour" by Jihad Akl
  • "O Mio Babbino Caro" by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
  • "Enta Omri" by Hossam Ramzy
  • "The Prayer" by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli
  • "Lana Allah" by Mohammed Abdu
  • "Ezel" (theme song from the TV series of the same name) by Toygar Isikli
  • "Flying Drum" by Vertical Orchestra
  • "Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto" by Lu Siqing
  • "Ensan Akthar" by Abdul Majeed Abdullah
  • "Everybody On" (Showed only for the month of October 2011, see below)
  • "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (remix by Paul Epworth, presented by DHL) by Vula Malinga
  • "Ishy Bilady", The UAE National Anthem
  • "Wen Bie" by Jacky Cheung
  • "Hello Tomorrow" (composed by Christopher Tin) by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • "The Centre of Now" by Barbara Szymanska
  • "Walk On The Wild Side" (Instrumental)
  • "Turandot/Act 3-Nessun Dorma" by Luciano Pavarotti and John Alldis Choir
  • "Mission Impossible" (remix) by The Lounge Crew
  • "From The New World * IV" by Herbert von karajan
  • "Aa Bali Habibi" by Elissa
  • "Hero" (Spanish version) by Enrique Iglesias
  • "Lyubov' Pohoyoaya Na Son" by Alla Pugacheva
  • "La Vie En Rose" by Édith Piaf
  • "Skyfall" by Adele
  • "Twlht Ana Lsotak" by Eida Al Menhali
  • "Power" by EXO