Dubai Fountain on the Burj Khalifa Lake

The Dubai Fountain is a choreographed fountain system set on the 30-acre man-made Burj Khalifa Lake. It is a part of the “Downtown Dubai” development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The fountain system was made by the same company that built the fountain system at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas (California-based WET Design). It can shoot 22,000 gallons (83,000 liters) of water at any moment.

The Lake is 902 feet long and is Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 25 colored projectors. The fountain guns shoot water as high as 240 feet into the air. The fountain show is accompanied by an array of music. The songs range from classical to Arabic to Celion Dion and Andrea Bocelli. The show is performed twice in the afternoon and every 30 minutes in the evening.

According to the website of the Dubai Mall, the lights from the Dubai Fountain can be seen from over 20 miles away as well as from space. Wow, that seems almost unbelievable.

A little routine maintenance provides perspective on how large the man-made lake is:

Inaugurated in May 2009, the fountain system was built at a cost of 218 million US dollars. That sounds like a lot, especially when you consider that the actual Burj Khalifa skyscraper was built for $1.5 billion.

Check out the Dubai Fountain in action:


And click the pic for a panoramic view of the Burj Khalifa Lake:

Dubai Fountain Burj Khalifa Lake

Photos credit: andrei stoliar | sergey olya

Official Site (showtimes): Dubai Mall