The Dubai Fountain

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The Dubai Fountain
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Choreographed to music, the Dubai Fountain shoots water as high as 500 feet –that’s as high as a 50-story building. Designed by creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Vegas, Dubai Fountain Performances occur daily on the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake.
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The area
Neighborhood: Downtown Dubai
You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
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Sellest
Bushey, UK4,958 contributions
A must see if you are in the area – and at no cost! Watched them last week with my 12 year old. We watched the 1pm and 1.30pm in the afternoon (before going up the Burj Kalifa) – we then watched the 6pm and 6.30pm from floor 125 of the Burj Kalifa before coming down and watching the 7.30pm from ground level. The fountains are only on twice during the day (1pm and 1.30pm) in the evening they currently run every half hour from 6pm. If it is windy you may get slightly sprayed from the water if you are standing too close (this happened to us during the day!). There was also an amazing laser show on the outside of the Burj Kalifa at 7.45pm (This is currently only on at this time and only at weekends – so you would need to check in advance whether it is still on when you go). Despite what others have said we did not feel too crowded and found spaces to stand where we were not too close to others, yet still had good views.
Written February 23, 2022
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Nandita
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The Dubai Fountain is an attraction that never fails to mesmerize me, even after numerous visits through the years. If you stand right in front of the fountain display, the atmosphere freshens your mood.
The best time to go is right at sunset. There is a stark difference in the day and night ambience, so at sunset you get the best of both worlds, and the crowd is also bearable, since at night there is a huge crowd.
Written May 4, 2022
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5,357 contributions
Couples
This is a great free experience in Dubai outside Dubai Mall and under the Burj Khalifa.

The show runs every 30 minutes after dark to a range of different songs.

The fountains fly high and are an amazing spectacle. There are plenty of viewing points around the water, or paid options of a floating platform or abra ride, for a close up experience.

A must do in Dubai.
Written October 11, 2021
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hpant
Noida, India246 contributions
Family
I had heard a lot about this Fountain show so expectations were sky high. Unfortunately it was underwhelming. The show starts in evening and happens every 30 mins for 5 mins. I saw 3 occurences one after the other and left feeling unsatisfied. Maybe it's to due with the fact that I have seen a much more grander show in New Delhi Akshardham temple which runs for close to 30 mins, is grander in scale and tells a story.

All in all good diversion if your are visiting the mall but would not recommend it as a standalone item in itinerary or making any extra compromises
Written July 7, 2022
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ShreGav
Mumbai, India58 contributions
The fountain is no doubt the crown of the area. It starts at 18:30 and repeats after every 30 minutes. The last show is at 22:30. It's free for all but during the COVID-19 pandemic the area is regulated by security and the dubai mall access is closed if the area gets more people. Hence better to go a few minutes in advance.

The fountain area is not crowded and we could get a nice spot near the Souk-al bahar side railing which is in the centre of the 2 large fountain circles.

I've seen the fountain from 'At the Top Burj Khalifa' and I would still recommend seeing it from the ground level to be able to appreciate it in it's full glory. From the top i.e. 125th floor of the Burj Khalifa, it seems like little sprinklers with lights :D
Written December 9, 2020
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Eyesri
Liverpool, UK96 contributions
Couples
The Dubai fountain can be accessed on the same level or go up a floor to the restaurants where, if you are having a meal you can then watch the show.
The only thing for us though was that there were a lot of people smoking shisha outside, which wasn’t very pleasant.
The fountain show was amazing and is free or if you want to be nearer the views, you can purchase tickets.
Written February 5, 2022
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Fit Like Mummy
Midrand, South Africa479 contributions
Family
We really don't get enough of the Dubai Fountain. Beautifully choreographed to music the fountains run every 30 minutes from 6pm to 12pm. It's a free activity in Dubai but you can pay AED20 to sit on the Broadway and get a close-up view of the fountain. Ticket for broadwalks allows you to watch 2 shows. Can get very busy as almost everyone visiting Dubai Mall goes to see the Dubai Fountains.

TIP 1 - While watching the show if you turn around you will see the Burj Khalifa

TIP 2 - Joe's Cafe presents an awesome view of both the Fountains and the Burj Khalifa, so you cab enjoy your dinner and see both iconic landmarks
Written July 17, 2022
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Solo
I wrote a review and deleted it. Wanted to update it. Still 5 stars but some tips. This is stunning. Thought it may be overhyped but on par with the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The Arabic music and Dubai skyline is stunning. Don't worry with a boat. Not worth the money. The show is in the evening and starts every 30 minutes for about 5 to 10 minutes. If you are there in August it is baking so just go out a few minutes before. At the time of the C-19 pandemic, not too busy. The annoying thing is the staff who try to move you along and control the crowds but they just seem to be silly with no common sense. Ignore them and find a place yourself. Some tips, watch the first show currently at 18:00 when it is still with no crowds and appreciate the peace. Then watch it again later at night. This is the best with the bright lights and skyline. A good option is Souk Al Bahar. Forget your camera. Enjoy it. Magical.
Written August 24, 2021
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Tony H
Cardiff, UK147 contributions
Best time to see the fountains is at dusk, they are free to watch, and you can access them from many directions, hoever most popular (not necessarily the easiest due to all the people) is through the Dubai Mall, which is accessed from the other side by buses, taxis or the Metro (highly recommended).
You cant really miss the fountains, they are on every half an hour and if you want to get a better view or you missed them, wait 30 mins and go to another place. Opposite the Mall across the water is a raised ground patch called the garden - go up there and have a snack or drink and site down and watch the fountains which move to the various music that is played at the time.
There is a fantastic lightshow that follows the fountains, and this lights up many of the building around in cluding the Burja Kalifa and it is stunning.
We missed this the first time we went to Dubai, but caught it the second time and it was excellent - only downside was the fountains are only turned on for about 3-5 mins per half hour.
Be warned, there can be a huge amount of people visiting this, so may be an idea to get your spot first then have a snack beofore it starts. Also there may be pickpockets in the crowd, so keep your valuables very safe just in case.
If you want to visit the Burja Kalifa, it is very expensive, you have to go with a tour group and it costs from £120 each minimum, if you want to go to the very top you will need more money.
The Mall itslef is enourmous and has many food theatres which are resonable to eat at, but they do get extreemly busy.
Written January 30, 2020
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Søren M
Vallensbaek Strand, Denmark32 contributions
Long queues and guards who do not know what to do and have coordinated with others in the area. So general chaos as many other places in Dubai where staff are involved. But it is also an experience in itself. The fountain is nice and harmonized with the music but is quickly over. Spent over half an hour standing in line and moving back and forth depending on which guard came by and the show itself lasted for 3 minutes.
Written October 11, 2021
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