The world's largest fountain show

One of the most amazing things to do while in Dubai is obviously to discover the Palm Jumeirah. Rightly so, this palm-tree shaped man-made island with 17 fronds, a 10-mile-long crescent part, and a three-mile-long trunk is a true engineering marvel that protrudes into the Arabian Gulf, making it one of the region’s greatest landmarks. Apart from its many imposing architectures, luxury shopping, and posh entertainment attractions, it has now got some real bling and sparkle with its recent launch of the Palm Fountain.

But, it’s not any run-of-the-mill sight; it’s the higher up version of the iconic Dubai Fountain Show at Downtown Dubai and graciously adds to Dubai’s unrivaled stature as the city of superlatives where its skyline is taken over by the world’s tallest building, the world’s largest indoor ski resort, and the world’s largest picture frame to name a few. Yes, it’s massively extensive, supremely magnificent, and mostly, the world’s largest fountain show! So this post gives you an immaculate immersion into everything you should know about this brand-new Dubai attraction.

The Palm Fountain

The Palm Fountain Dubai – Location, Timing & How to reach


This fountain show forms the pièce de résistance of the Pointe, one of the city’s ultimate leisure and shopping destinations. You’ll find this waterfront promenade at the trunk part of Palm Jumeirah and integrally faces the majestic Atlantis, The Palm resort.


It takes place every 30 minutes after 19:00 hrs and will continue through midnight. There will be five shows daily and the duration of each show is approximately three minutes.

How to reach?

The best way to reach here is via taxi. You can also bring your own car here with parking spaces made available for over 1500 vehicles. With a new station coming up, you can soon expect to reach here on a monorail ride.

The Palm Fountain – Fancy Launch

The Palm Fountain saw an awe-inspiring opening on October 22, 2020. Soon after its magnanimous kick-off complete with the fireworks display, DJ performances, and special dance shows, it bagged the prestigious title of Guinness World Record for the largest fountain in the world, beating Dubai’s own Dubai Fountain show. The whole experience was aired live for ardent Dubai lovers across the world

The world's largest fountain show

What To Expect To Spectacle With The Palm Fountain?

Developed by Nakheel and created by the renowned Beijing Water Design, these magical dancing fountain shows allow you to take a look at the choreographed water performance that is breathtakingly coordinated in tune to a variety of music from all genres including classic, pop, international, and Khaleeji. Besides three jets of powerful water nozzles including 128 super shooters, there are 7500 nozzles to enhance the show’s fog and mist effect.

So get ready to see the water elegantly swaying and spraying as it reaches up to a height of 105 meters during the show. Moreover, the whole experience is enriched by over 3,000 LED light which alone indicates the high-end effect of the boosted illuminations against the magnificent night skyline views. Fascinatingly, it’s the city’s first colored fountain augmented with multi-color as well as brightness controls.

Interesting Palm Fountain Facts And Features

  • This astonishing spectacle of choreographed water, lights, and music spans over 14,000 square feet of seawater stretching along the Pointe’s waterfront boulevard.
  • It has a unique modular design with over 20 rings. They are laid out in asymmetrical shape and appear as if drifting along the water.
  • Interestingly, this unique design depicts the Musica Universalis or the Music of the Sphere, an age-old concept that considers that celestial bodies and their distinctly aligned rotation produce music.
  • In its construction phase, the marine experts including divers were roped in to securely lower the anchor to the sea bottom and further firmly attach the fountain platform to it.
  • The platform comes with the most advanced technology which protects it against corrosion due to seawater and other potential damages.
  • Following its launch, the Guinness World Book of Records described it as ‘Officially Amazing.’
  • The show is supported by the most cutting-edge control room equipped with a failsafe automation system.
  • The whole experience is enriched by the state-of-the-art audio techniques made up of 86 speakers and 15 plus subwoofers.
  • The fountain has two sections which generate a mirror kind of illusion on the Pointe’s east and west promenades.
  • A total of five daily shows plus 20 bespoke shows is sure to leave you in amazement. This further means that no two shows are the same and you can look forward to seeing a different set of shows even if you return here the next day.

Top Tips For Viewing Palm Fountain Show

  • Being a free attraction, the Palm Fountain show can be enjoyed from your desired standpoint anywhere in the region.
  • The waterfront promenade across the Pointe is one of the best vantage points to absorb the mesmeric fountain show.
  • If you’re looking for the choicest spot to grab the Pointe Fountain views, head to one of the region’s many bars or restaurants that directly face the fountain.
The Palm Jumeirah Fountain Conclusion

The whole world may be still in the grips of the pandemic but Dubai is one gem of a place which has proved that nothing is impossible to it as the city continues to surprise the world in every circumstance. So the Palm Jumeirah fountain show is just the beginning; just watch out for more such Dubai treats that are lined up for you along the way.

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.

  • 6 thoughts on “The Palm Fountain Dubai – Everything You Need to Know
    1. Avatar for Shaheen Taj

      We have witnessed the light and music spectacle of Dubai Fountain. This one didn’t exit during our visit. It looks smaller than Dubai fountain but the pictures show it can be a magical experience.

    2. Avatar for Shaheen Taj

      Very impressive pictures! Hands down, this fountain is another feather in Dubai’s crown. Can’t wait to see it.

    3. Avatar for Shaheen Taj

      Reading about this latest attraction shows that one needs to be alert all the time since Dubai can come up with any surprising things to attract tourists.

    4. Avatar for Shaheen Taj

      Spellbinding! Another brilliant attraction in the city. Hope to see it some day!

    5. Avatar for Shaheen Taj

      The pictures of the fountain look magical. Interesting read, especially about the facts and features.

    6. Avatar for Shaheen Taj

      The Pointe Fountain looks beautiful. Can’t want to visit it soon. Thank you for the post!

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Contact Us