Dubai Fountain Show

Dubai maybe just a patch of Arabian Desert but it creates everything with a spell of distinct allure and magic. When you think of where to go in Dubai, there are hundreds of exciting places, from kid-friendly options to shopping hubs, where you can hang out. And the Dubai Fountain or Dubai Mall Fountain show is not an exception! Although it has now given way for the recently unveiled Palm Fountain to take over its title of the world’s largest fountain, it still continues to be one of Dubai’s most beloved and visited attractions. So come take a look at this post that edifies you on everything you should know about this iconic Dubai sight which will never become jaded or go out of style.

About Dubai Dancing Fountain Show

Since its launch in 2009, the Dubai Fountain show continues to be one of the centerpiece attractions of Downtown Dubai. Set on the 30-acre Burj Lake, it’s one of Dubai’s most ambitious projects which have now successfully resulted in a resplendent repertoire of choreographed aquatic performances. They are attention-to-detail and make for an immaculate harmonization of high-flying water, music, and light.

As the show begins and the fountain gets into the action, the water bursts into the air in a perfect tune to the foot-tapping music that is mostly timeless and all-time-favorite. Interestingly, each of the fountain shows conducted here is distinctly choreographed to a catalog of amazing musical numbers. Apart from these, the whole setting itself is magical with the exquisite views of top Dubai visiting places, including mighty Burj Khalifa, the sprawling Dubai Mall, and the traditional style Souk Al Bahar in the backdrop.

Dubai Fountain Show

Dubai Fountain Show – Location, Timing, Price, How To Reach & COVID-19 Guidelines


It’s placed outside of the Dubai Mall and adjacent to the tallest of its kind Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai.


Dubai Fountain timings are as follows:

  • Afternoon shows are on 13:00 hrs and 13:30 hrs (Saturday to Thursday) or 13:00 hrs and 14:00 hrs (Fridays).
  • Evening shows begin from 19:30 hrs to 23:00 hrs (Sunday to Wednesday) or 19:30 hrs to 23:30 hrs (Thursday to Saturday.) Each performance is conducted at an interval of 30 minutes and lasts for not more than 5 minutes.

This is a free attraction and costs nothing unless otherwise, you choose a distinct standpoint to watch it. (For more inspiration, jump to Best Vantage Points to Catch Dubai Fountain Show with a Twist)

How to Reach?

Buses are available from Deira Gold Souk Station and the Ghubaiba Bus Station to reach here. If you’re taking the metro, get off at Burj Khalifa/The Dubai Mall Station. You can further hire a cab or drive your own with ample parking space available across the mall.

COVID-19 Guidelines
  • Adhere to social distancing norms with clearly marked boxes laid out across the region.
  • Wear masks at all times.
  • Undergo thermal screening before you make your way here.
  • Sanitize your hands at regular intervals

Fascinating Dubai Fountain Show Facts

Here are the mind-blowing facts about the fountain that makes it one of the sensational attractions in Dubai:

  •  This stunning extravaganza of light, music and water was built at an overall cost of AED 800 million ($218 million.)
  • Launched in May 2009, Dubai Fountain Show is owned by Emaar Properties and meticulously designed by the popular Californian-based company, WET Design which is also behind the creation of the legendary Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas. Recently, Dubai also launched the world’s largest fountain, the Palm Fountain, which is another spectacle to watch.
  • The overall length of the Dubai Fountain is 257 meters long and this equates to about two football fields.
  • The fountain comes with the capacity to jet out up to 20,000 gallons of water at any given time.
  • The water sprays up to a height of over 150 meters during the show, somewhat equivalent to a 50-story building.
  • The fountain show is so stunning and bright that it can be viewed even from more than 30 kilometers away.
  • This water show comes with a changing playlist of about 50 musical pieces means you’ll never get to watch the same show twice.
  • Interestingly, there is an exclusive team for the selection of the right, quality music for the show.
  • It took almost five weeks for the team to choreograph Thriller(by Michael Jackson) alone.

What Makes Dubai Fountain Show a Sight To Behold?

The following cutting-edge features and enhancements make the show extra special.

Dubai Dancing Fountain
  • Five Circles: The Dubai Fountain is set on the 900 feet long Burj Lake where it’s made up of five circles plus two arcs that add to its distinct design.
  • High-Performance Water Jets: The Dubai Fountain is made up of over a thousand high-pressure water jets, comprising shooters, water robots and oarsmen. This collectively propels over 20,000 gallons of water as the show kick-off. While the use of shooters including Super Shooters and Extreme shooters result in the water jetting out up to a height of 240 feet to 500 feet up in the air, it’s water robots that make the water dance during the performance. And as for oarsmen, this makes the water sways backward and forward effortlessly.
  • Powerful Lighting: Dubai Fountain is one of the most effervescent and vibrant spots in Dubai and this is largely attributed to its more than 6600 WET super lights enhanced by over 25 color projectors. There are also 50 color projectors which augment the sprightliness and production of over 1.5 million lumens overall.
  • Song List: One of the greatest highlights of the Dubai Fountain show is both the classic regional music and international compositions in whose tune the water dances and entertains you. This song selection ranges from Skyfall (Adelle), I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston), and Perfect (Ed Sheeran) to Thriller (Michael Jackson), Hero (Enrique Iglesias), and the Prayer (Celine Dion.)

Best Vantage Points To Catch Dubai Fountain Show With a Twist

This show is mostly watched from the waterfront esplanade outside of Dubai Mall or from the sidewalk close to Souk Al Bahar. But if you want to take this experience to next level, consider one of these options.

At the Top, Burj Khalifa: There is a distinct appeal to look down at this imposing fountain show from one of the observation decks at the world’s tallest building. A visit here further envelopes you with the city skyline views and beyond. Get your Dubai Burj Khalifa tickets now.

Abra Lake Ride: A 30-minute abra ride across Burj Lake promises you the most unhindered views over not only the show but also other iconic sights in the vicinity, such as Burj Khalifa. Get your tickets now.

The Dubai Fountain Boardwalk: Placed just a few steps away from Burj Lake, this 270-meter-long floating deck is another spot that offers the most privileged views over the stunning Dubai Fountain show.

Restaurants and Cafes: Going into a restaurant or a café directly facing the fountain is another way to enjoy exclusive access to this show.

Apple Terrace, Dubai Mall: Want to skip all typical free standpoints but don’t want to spend a dime on it? Just head to the Apple Terrace adjoining Apple Store at the Dubai Mall! This guarantees you one of the closest standpoints to take in this performance in its all splendor.

Top Tips To Watch Dubai Fountain Show

  • If you’re looking to opt for one of above the vantage points, choose a combo pass! For instance, you can go for a combo package with Dubai Fountain Boardwalk and At the Top access or one with Burj Lake Abra Ride and Dubai Fountain Boardwalk, among others.
  • If you choose Dubai Fountain Boardwalk, come prepared to feel the water splish-splash on you as you take in the show. While it’s fun, bring a waterproof jacket if you wish to remain dry throughout.
  • The best time to watch this show in its true splendor is after sunset. So time your visit in such a way that you’ll get to catch this extravaganza against the region’s night skyline views.
Top Attractions Nearby
  • Burj Khalifa
  • The Dubai Mall
  • Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
  • Dubai Opera
  • KidZania Dubai
  • Dubai Ice Rink
  • Souk Al Bahar
  • Palace Downtown Dubai Hotel

Some of the other entertainment destinations that you can tick off are La Mer Dubai, a beachfront avenue, and Rotunda Dubai, home to award-winning shows.


It was one of the Dubai sights that Dubaiites, Emiratis, ex-pats, and tourists alike missed a lot during the lockdown. Unsurprisingly, it has received a heartwarming welcome ever since it lighted up once again from June 2020. So whether you’re traveling to Dubai for the first or fiftieth time, it’s hard not to miss this regal spectacle of water, lights, and music.

Shaheen Taj is a freelance travel writer by profession. She is particularly fond of traveling and loves to jot down her experiences and cultural diversities of different countries.

  • 3 thoughts on “Enjoy the Mesmerizing Experience on the Rhythm of Arabic Fountain Show Dubai
    1. Avatar for Shaheen Taj

      The Dubai fountain looks breathtaking. Visited Dubai a few years ago and got a chance to see this spectacle. Very informative post!

    2. Avatar for Shaheen Taj

      You have given some great tips to see the fountain in all its glory. Thanks Rayna Tours for the post!

    3. Avatar for Shaheen Taj

      Wow! This is a dazzling spectacle of lights and water. Looks amazing! Nice post!

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