Dubai is known for the superlatives it boasts of and the Dubai Fountain is another one of those. If you are in Dubai, whether on a visit or in transit, make sure to add ‘view the Dubai Fountains’ into your to-do list; even if it was the only thing on your list. What about the Burj Khalifa or the Burj Al Arab or even The Atlantis, you ask? For starters, these are not free attractions. You have to pay a fee to have a true experience at any of them. Moreover, these either need you to spend longer periods of time or make bookings in advance. The Dubai Fountain is an awesome experience that comes for FREE!
Get on the Metro or take a cab and get yourself to the Dubai Mall, make your way to the Souk Al Bahar and just wait for the party to start. Performances take place at 1:00 pm and at 1:30 pm as well as every 30 minutes from 6 pm to 10 pm on weekdays, and from 6 pm to 11 pm on weekends (weekends being Thursday, Friday, and Saturday). Make sure to find a good viewing spot 5 minutes before the show starts as the crowd (especially on weekends), I promise you won’t be disappointed. And yeah, try not to say wow when the tallest spray hits a height of 500 feet (45 floors!) and you hear the boom!
As a bonus, while you wait for the performance to start, you get to stand next to the world’s tallest structure and gape skywards in awe. You may even try to fit the amazing Burj Khalifa into your camera’s viewfinder but try doing that without hitting some interesting poses for some other sneaky photographers (like me!). A fun post on the Burj Khalifa and the health benefits associated with it will be up on the blog in the very near future! 😉
Anyways, to make you believe that a visit to the fountain is worth it, I risked ruining my camera lens while putting it up against a constant spray of fountain mist! Now that I have managed to use my brilliant skills to stop crazy kids from knocking down my tripod while at the same time protecting my lens, you get to see one of the versions (and there are quite a few!) of the Dubai Fountain! Enjoy. 🙂