The Dubai Fountain
The Dubai Fountain
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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The area
Neighbourhood: Downtown Dubai
You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
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  • Kareem
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Fountain
    This is a must to visit while in Dubai, recommended to visit in the afternoon. Music, lighting, landscape, water and in front of Burj Khalifa, all make it an amazing experience by all means. Take lots of pictures, enjoy and have fun 🤩
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 April 2023
  • Sally L
    Chester, United Kingdom144 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A totally unique experience
    We incorporated the fountains with a visit to the mall and went out to see the fountain show first at 6.30pm thought it was still too light nevertheless the power of the water in front of the Burj Kalifa was stunning. We watched again at 7 pm and saw the burj Kalifa lit up to the music this time. Simply magnificent, not to be missed.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 May 2023
  • Kevin David
    Thodupuzha, India19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unskippable Experience
    Undoubtedly one of the best experience I had in Dubai. The views of Burj Khalifa near the fountain is marvelous. The fountain show, which happens every 30min from 6PM is simply great. The music, the water dancing in beat to the music and the energy of the crowd gives a great positivity. There is also a small lazer show on burj khalifa along with the fountain show. Heavily crowded place but great vibes.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 6 May 2023
  • Mark42139
    New York City, New York1,661 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great!
    I really enjoyed seeing this. It runs every half hour in the evening, and it is wonderful to watch. There are a number of vantage points such as from the top of the Burj Khalifa, as well as from the Armani Kaf restaurant.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 May 2023
  • twin1chrissy
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida244 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful water and light show
    I'd recommend the evening water show along with light display against the Burj Khalifa. Get there early if you want to stand along the railing with unobstructed views. Beautiful light and water show, it's free!
    Visited March 2023
    Written 13 May 2023
  • Alasdair M
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular Son et Lumiere
    Spectacular show with sympathetic music perfectly timed with the fountains. Several shows throughout the evening with differing international themes. You cannot avoid the sponsor's message! Free until you sit down for a meal at a shore side restaurant, which are not to be so raved about.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 May 2023
  • Emma C
    77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible!
    I had read online that the fountains were a must see while we were in Dubai so we headed down around 7pm. The crowds were big but even despite the crowds we managed to get a really good view. The first time i saw the display, it brought me to tears. It was incredible. I have never seen water shoot up so high before. The display lasts for around 4 minutes and is repeated every 30 minutes from 6pm in the evening. We eventually saw the fountains several more times during our stay including once from above as we visited one of the restaurants with a balcony and this gave us a completely new perspective. I really would recommend a visit. It is incredible and you wont regret it!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 May 2023
  • ruthandvern
    Wilton, California15,442 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent to view, even in the daytime!
    We were at the Dubai Mall to visit the Burj Khalifa. We happened to be outside when a show started. An Italian Tenor provided the backdrop to the dancing water. As his voice soared the water shot up ever higher. It was excellent. Hope the video loads! Nope, bummer.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 30 May 2023
  • Charlene F
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates133 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome
    As you approach the Dubai Fountain, you can sense the anticipation building. The fountain's vast expanse and the surrounding waterfront promenade create a bustling atmosphere filled with eager spectators from all walks of life. The sheer size of the fountain, coupled with its elegant design, sets the stage for an unforgettable experience.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 June 2023
  • Christian Romer
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates200 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolute must see
    I’ve been in Dubai for many years, but these fountains still give me goosebumps. They are incredible! The songs, the show, the lights, the Burj Khalifa in the background - it’s all breath-taking! If you have the option, choose a restaurant close by so you can enjoy a meal and watch a different song/show every 30 minutes. This is an absolute must see, do not miss the Dubai Fountains!
    Visited May 2023
    Written 7 June 2023
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Harry M
Rome, Italy2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The only thing I can say is I love gardens with water . I found my self in a clean , well designed and smells well area . If you want to have peace just go there
Written 15 April 2024
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Willem B
Boksburg, South Africa284 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Waited in anticipation for more than an hour for this water spectacle, to be disappointed with a 3-minute water dance. You would think that there is more to it than that, but no. There is some seating outside but for 90% of the visitors nothing. I expected more.
Written 10 April 2024
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BigusRedus
Belfast, United Kingdom61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The fountain and light show at the Dubai fountain & Burj was really brilliant.

A beautiful area just beside the Dubai Mall.

The show is short but really impressive - a few minutes in duration - a combination of music, light and dancing fountain
Written 8 April 2024
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bassetdog
Poulton Le Fylde, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Lucky enough to see the full light and laser show (I think that may have finished end of March 2024) but the fountain show is still definitely worth seeing.

Just to add- and replying to a few negative comments below - Check the calendar. If visiting during Ramadan is starts late. In 2024 this was at 7:30 PM so the early shows don't happen !
Written 7 April 2024
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SMW
London, UK149 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Visited the fountain during the evening before visiting the Burj view… nice setting but busy with so many tourists (some even pushing & shoving to get the best view).

Fountain Show itself was nice but did t really live up to the hype, but worth a visit as some much else to do & see in the area.
Written 6 April 2024
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Wai L
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It is supposed to start at 6pm sharp but till 630pm still nothing. People are waiting along to fountains and many getting annoyed. Very disappointed
Written 1 April 2024
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kazgodders
Woking, UK396 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We were at the Dubai Mall so decided to see the fountain display as had heard it was amazing. According to the website it runs every 30 mins from 6pm - 11pm. We got there just before 6pm and waited in anticipation with all the crowds of others. At 7.20pm we left. Absolutely nothing had happened and we were fed up standing up for nearly 1.5 hours.
Written 30 March 2024
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GauravJ84
Pune, India80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Magical moments.

Evening at dubai mall fountain is awersome. There are both musical and light show and you can easily spend couple of hours there. Music, sound, foundtain, light and magestic burj khalifa - all makes it quite magnificent.

Best view - Opposite bridge from Burj Khalifa (free)

If you go to opposite bar(1st floor - I missed the name) - that is probably the best view

You can also opt for boat ride which can take you very near to fountain.
Written 29 March 2024
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Voyage619538
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Terrible experience, totally disorganised, supposed to start at 6.45, nothing happened until 7.30. No information, they lost the key to the gate so people had to squeeze between the kiosk and the railings. Absolute waste of money. Did not even go on the boat we were so disappointed.
Written 18 March 2024
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Robert
Reno, NV8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
The Dubai Fountain is a must at night. Encircled by the Burg Khalifa and many tall buildings all lit up with white lights. Just simply amazing.
Written 17 March 2024
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