The Dubai Fountain - World’s Largest Dancing Fountain

Oct 20, 2012 2 comments

Set on the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake, at the center of the Downtown Dubai development in Dubai, the Dubai fountain can shoot 83,000 liters of water at any moment and water jets as high as 240 feet into the air. Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 25 colored projectors, the 900 feet long fountain can be seen from over 20 miles away.

The Dubai Fountain performs daily accompanied by a range of classical to contemporary Arabic and world music. The performance repertoire including Sama Dubai; Baba Yetu, an award-winning song in Swahili; the Arab world’s top-selling dance number Shik Shak Shok; and the signature piece of world-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, Con te partiro (Time to Say Goodbye).

When the fountain was inaugurated in 2009, it had two types of shooters - super shooters, which shoot water under more pressure up to 240 feet in the air, and extreme shooters, which can shoot water under the most pressure to 420 feet in the air. Because it takes a lot of time to build up enough pressure and energy to shoot water that high in the air, the super shooters are used the least during each show. The extreme shooters were used only once during the opening ceremony, after which they were disabled and no longer used in the shows.


Dubai Fountain schedule:

1:00pm First afternoon show
1:30pm Second afternoon show

Evening Shows

6:00 PM to 11:00 PM Sun – Wed
6:00 PM to 11:30 PM Thu – Sat










Photos: Sergeydolya, Andrei Stoliar


  1. What is far more interesting is the the tower has no sewer disposal. Trucks line up 24 hours a day to cart the waste away because Dubai has no public sewers to speak of.


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