Dubai Fountain Show and Lake Ride

The Dubai Fountain Show is one of the world’s brightest and most impressive fountain shows. It was designed by the Californian firm WET, which also designed the musical fountain in front of Las Vegas's Bellagio hotel. The Fountain debuted on May 8, 2009, alongside the Dubai Mall's grand opening. Emaar began construction on the fountain in June 2008, as well as the official opening ceremony, took place less than a year later.

What is the Dubai fountain show?

The Dubai Fountain Show is a spectacular display of dancing water, lights and music. It is situated in a 12-hectare artificial lake in Downtown Dubai, near the Dubai Mall and the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The Fountain is one of the world's largest and tallest fountains. It has a length of 275 meters and a height of 150 meters, which is roughly the height of a 50-story building.

The Fountain's technical abilities are truly astounding. It raises approximately 83 tones of water per second during each performance. Its system employs 6,600 wet lights and 25 color projects to produce a stunning full spectrum of color. Extremely powerful high-pressure pumps keep the fountain running and create spectacular water shoots.

The music is selected in such a way that the fountain appears to be dancing. There are classical compositions as well as contemporary Arabic and top songs from around the world. Among the musical compositions used for the show were Michael Jackson's Thriller, Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman's Time to Say Goodbye, Adele's Skyfall and Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You.

What are the Dubai Fountain show timings?

  • The evening performance occurs every 30 minutes from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and lasts 5 minutes.
  • Daily performances are also available at 1 pm and 1:30 pm.
  • On Fridays, shows begin at 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

We strongly advise watching the Dubai Fountain Show from Sunday to Wednesday because there will be fewer people. The weekend in the United Arab Emirates lasts from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening.

What is the best place to watch the Dubai fountain show?

The Dubai Fountain is situated on the 30-acre Fountain Lake, which is located between Souk AI Bahar, The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and Burj Park. As a result, it's also known as the Dubai Mall Fountain or the Burj Khalifa Fountain.

There are several vantage points around the Burj Khalifa Lake, each providing a distinct view of the Dubai Fountain evening shows. Some are free, while others require payment. Here's are some best places to watch the Dubai fountain show

The Waterfront Promenade

The Waterfront Promenade is most likely the most popular place to watch the Fountain Show. Waterfront Promenade is a section of the Mall located at the foot of the Burj Khalifa. It provides an excellent view of the entire performance. The only drawback is that the area may be quite congested. It is preferable to arrive 15 minutes before the show begins to secure the best seats and fully enjoy the spectacular performance. You can also walk along the boardwalk or eat at one of the many restaurants that are located there.

Souk Al Bahar

The Souk Al Bahar area is a good place to watch the Dubai Fountain Show. This is a modern Arabian Souk in the heart of Downtown. This market sells traditional souvenirs, clothing, premiums, jewels, local delicacies and much more. There are many restaurants and cafes in Souk Al Bahar to suit any taste. It is also less crowded than the Waterfront Promenade in front of the Mall.

The Fountain Lake Ride

Another option for enjoying the Dubai Fountain Show is the Fountain Lake Ride. Consider an abra, a small wooden boat popular in eastern countries, particularly the Emirates. You can take an abra boat around the Burj Khalifa Lake to get a better view of the Dubai Fountain Show. Ships leave 15 minutes before the start of each performance. It is strongly advised that you arrive at least 20 minutes early.

The observation deck of the Burj Khalifa

The observation deck of the Burj Khalifa offers an unusual view of the lake and the Dubai Fountain Show. If you go up to At the Top after 6 p.m., don't miss out on the spectacular view from the 555m height. Check out the ticket prices and reviews for the Burj Khalifa.

The fountain puffs a one-of-a-kind design that contains five different-sized circles, two arcs, and powerful water nozzles that shoot water to incredible heights. Over 6,600 WET Superlight – the most modern incandescent large fountain lights available today – and 25 color projectors produce a visual spectrum of over 1,000 different water expressions, with an integrated output of 1.5 million lumens. The fountain dances to various songs ranging from classical to modern Arabic and international music. The fountain has around 22,000 gallons of water in the air at any given time while it is functioning.

Well, everyone can watch the Dubai Fountain exhibition for free and as many tours as they wish. However, if you want to look at the fountain performance, the Dubai Fountain Show Lake ride is a great way to do it, and through Voyage Plan Travels, you can experience this amazing adventure in reasonable rates with ease.

The Dubai Fountain is discovered on Burj Lake, and this tour package contains a boat ride around the fountain and a viewing of the astonishing fountain execution. The fountain show's lighting, sound, and water flow will undoubtedly become one of your favourite memories from your Dubai vacation.

Tour Information

  • Departures: Daily
  • Availability: All year round
  • Duration: Optional


  • Sail across Burj Lake aboard a traditional abra
  • Spectacle the largest-of-its-kind choreographed fountain show
  • Be in awe at this water show featuring over 6500 WET superlights
  • Enjoy an up-close view of architectural delights like Burj Khalifa
  • Hotel drop off (If Sharing/Private Transfer option selected)

Important Information

  • Operational hours for this activity are 17h45 – 23h30. Last boat departs 30 minutes prior to closing.
  • You are requested to make yourself available 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time.Once the Boat departs there will strictly be no reschedules.
  • The Pick up will be arranged from your Dubai Hotel / Residence only and not from the Airport.
  • Sharing transfers is available from Deira, Bur Dubai.
  • Bring the Ticket Voucher along with your Passport Copy or Emirates ID at the time of this activity.
  • The Booking Confirmation is valid only for the specific date and time shown thereon and shall automatically expire upon the lapse of this specific date and time.Tickets can only be used once and is not subject to refund or exchange of any kind whatsoever.
  • This product must not be individually sold to an end consumer at rates lower than the attraction's gate prices. It can only be discounted if in combination with other products and under no circumstances should its standalone price be featured less than the original gate price.
  • Lost, damaged and / or stolen Tickets cannot be replaced, refunded or exchanged in any manner.
  • The pick up / drop off timing on Sharing transfers can be modified as per the trip schedule by 30 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic conditions and your location.
  • Special Note : The operational hours during the holy month of Ramadan will be as below
  • Fountain Lake ride: Sunday – Wednesday: 19:45 hrs – 23:15 hrs (last ride at 22:45 hrs) | Thursday – Saturday: 19:45 hrs – 23:45 hrs (last ride at 23:15 hrs) | Boardwalk: 20:00 hrs – 23:00 hrs | Abra + Boardwalk: 19:45 hrs – 23:15 hrs (last ride at 22:45 hrs) | At the Top + Boardwalk: 20:00 hrs – 23:00 hrs