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“Disappointing”
Review of Dubai Fountains

Dubai Fountains
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$84.00*
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Burj Khalifa Tours and Musical Fountains From Dubai
Ranked #1 of 394 things to do in Dubai
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Perhaps, I was disappointed because it wasn't night time, but so many people gathered around for this event. The fountains came on about 1 minute, it really didn't do much. The water didn't shoot up very high. Not even half of what it is in Las Vegas. There was also scaffolding in the way in an area with a lot of hammering, so maybe that sort of put me off.

Visited May 2013
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“Met our expectation”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

We saw the 6pm fountain show when it was still daylight, and whilst the overall effect was terrific we're wondering if maybe it would have been even better at night, because we didn't see any colour changes.
The show was also shorter than we had imagined, perhaps only 10 minutes in total.

The best vantage point is on the upper esplanade in front of the Burj Khalifa building because then you are standing higher than everyone on the lower levels and can get better views.

Visited May 2013
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Madrid, Spain
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“Spectacular but at the same time touching”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

An amazing show... Having seen similar fountains in Las Vegas twice, these ones shouldn't have impressed me much... but they did...

Not because of a supposedly bigger size but for the overall setting with the Burj Khalifa behind, twinkling magically with a million stalike lights, the music itself being so emotional and so milimetrically synchronised with the water, the close distance you are from the fountains... It's the whole effect...

It's even better because they have a different show every half an hour for a whole song (about 5 minutes).

I stared at them while the water danced "The Prayer" by Celine Dion and my eyes watered... And later, a Michael Jackson song impressive to watch...

It's so close that you can be having dinner and get close to the handrail to see them better... They embrace you, fill up the air, transform the whole commercial and dinning area in a stage.

AMAZING... really...

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Enjoyable”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Go for the after evening dispaly. Pefromance every 1/2 hour. Watchout for the water spray, protect your camera/camcord lens.

Visited May 2013
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“Incredible”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is just a sensational show and a must on your visit to Dubai, if you can get reservations in one of the restaurants overlooking the fountains and enjoy an incredible dinner.

Visited May 2013
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