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If you are planning a visit to Dubai, this is one experience that should be in your to-do list. Dubai fountain show is considered to be one of the most breath-taking and mesmerizing experience, that you cannot afford to miss on your exploration journey to Dubai. You get to enjoy the splendid fountain perform in all its glory and grandeur, having front row-seats in an Abra ride - traditional boats made of wood that is motorized and is a popular attraction to tourists and one of the popular ways of transport by the citizens alike.
Watch one of the most impressive light and water shows on Earth as you cruise by the world's tallest dancing fountain — the Dubai Fountain. At over 900 feet in length, the Dubai Fountain shoots water to the height of a 45-storey building to the accompaniment of classical, Arabic and world music. The fountain’s unique design and its 50 colorful projectors create stunning light effects with 1.5 million lumens. While watching the dancing fountain on land is an amazing sight, a boat ride on the Burj Lake gives you a unique chance to see the performance up close.
Abra ride will be of 30 minutes. Dubai Fountain Lake ride is the perfect way for enjoying the spectacular performance of the Dubai Fountain.
Note: Kids aged between 0-3 years are free of cost. Kids above 4 years will be charged as per the adult fare.
How to reach: The best way to get from Bur Dubai to Burj Khalifa is to Metro which takes 20 minutes, after that it's a small walk to the Dubai fountain show dock area.
Alternatively, you can take line 29 bus, it takes 38 minutes. Also, it is a 15-minute drive from Bur Dubai to Burj Khalifa.
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Why is Dubai Fountain so famous?
Dubai Fountain Lake Ride is mainly famous for its water gushing out at a height of a 45-story building, complemented by a variety of classical, Arabic, and international music. As the Dubai Fountain is situated beside the Dubai Mall and next to the Burj Khalifa, one can get stunned by the glaring beauty of the magnificent buildings. It is the world’s largest choreographed fountain system; the water dances perfectly with the current music. And, there is a new way, added to experience a close-up view where visitors can stand just 9 meters from the fountain. Finally, the place is surrounded by plenty of attractions, so that one can easily cover them all.
How do I get to Dubai Fountain Lake Ride?
To reach the Dubai Fountain, you can take a metro, a bus, or hire a cab. The nearest metro stations are The Dubai Mall metro and Jumeira ET metro. From there, you can reach Dubai Fountain in a 15-minute walk or by taking a taxi. It is just 10 – 15 dirhams if you come by taxi. There are two bus services functioning, namely, route 27 from the Deira Gold Souk station and route 29 from Ghubaiba bus station. If you’re planning to drive on your own, you can take the first interchange and come through Financial Centre Road (formerly Doha Street). From there, you can see the destination on your right-hand side.
Is this wheelchair accessible?
Yes. There is wheelchair accessible. Safe Mobility is a one-stop shop where you can rent or buy a wheelchair. The shop sells mobility chairs such as baby strollers, manual wheelchairs, and power chairs. The shop is placed near the car parking which is very close to the entrance. One can immediately get a wheelchair once stepping out of the car, instead of taking a long walk. The place is equally friendly for the differently-abled person. There are pathways given for them to take a stroll and enjoy the wonderful vistas. In case of any help, you can request the security personnel or nearby staff to assist you.
How much time will it take to see this show?
To witness the world’s tallest man-made fountain, built on the 30-acre BurjKhalifaLake, one needs at least 30 minutes time and get a fascinating experience. To explore the full Dubai Fountain Lake Ride, you can take the Dubai Fountain Boardwalk route which is the newest addition among existing routes. The fountain jets up close to 22,000 gallons of water as high as 140 m in the air at any time.After introducing thousands of WET super lights and over 20 colourful projectors, the view is just spellbinding. If you’re coming to Dubai, don’t afford to miss this water paradise.
How high does the Dubai fountain shoot water?
The Dubai Fountain gushes out waterup to 500 feet (150 m) or about as tall as a 45 story building in one moment. It shoots as much as 22,000 gallons (83,000 litres) of water and refills it instantly. Recently, it has been equipped with powerful nozzles. Now it is capable of shooting water at a height of 900 ft which is higher than a 50-story building. Due to its vast landscape, more than 6,600 lights with 1,000 different water combinations,one can spot it even from a distance of 20 miles away.
Will we see Burj Khalifa as part of the show?
Since the Dubai Fountain Lake Ride comprises of sailingon a traditional Abra ride, it doesn’t include BurjKhalifaas part of the show. Once you step on board, you will be taken around the BurjKhalifa Lake, located between the Dubai Mall, Souk Al Bahar, and the BurjKhalifa. The performance of songs and music are held every evening from 6 pm and goes until 11 pm. Moreover, there are also two performances during the daytime. If you’d want to visit the lounge of BurjKhalifa, you have to pay separately and experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at ease.
What is the Dubai Abra ride?
Dubai Abras are widely famous among residents and foreign tourists. Here, the boats used by a small motor to traverse the water called Abras. This water taxi provides the fastest means of transport from Deira to Bur Dubai, and it is highly economical when compared to others. These boats can take around 20 people at a time and drop in their desired destination. The cost for an abra ride is only 1 dirham. No advance booking is available. There is also tailor-made cruise to charter an abra by the hour. Surprisingly, this boat ride works 24 hours a day where you can enjoy the floating experience at any time.
Will we get something to eat on the boat ride?
No. You cannot get anything to eat on the boat ride. Considering the surroundings filled with clean water, they don’t provide any eatables inside the boat as one may throw the trash into the water. Also, the ride is just 30 minutes time, so that one can enjoy the full ride without much hassle. Similarly, you cannot bring your own food and beverages inside the boat, due to the same reasons. However, there are numerous shops and restaurants surrounded by lakeside. So, once you get down from the boat, you can have your favourite snack or dessert at your ease.
Is there a fountain show in the afternoon?
Yes. The Dubai Fountain Lake Rideoffers a separate show in the afternoon timing. When you look at the show schedule, every Friday, the show begins afternoon at 1.30 pm, at 2.00 pm, and 2.30 pm. Likewise, the show beings at 1.00 pm, 1.30 pm and 2.00 pm from Saturday to Thursday. Thus, with full zeal, the fountain functions in the afternoon as well and provides the same feeling to its patrons. Please make sure that you reach the place at least before 15 minutes so that you can start the show at the right time after finishing all necessary formalities.
Are pets allowed on the boat?
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the boat. Due to health and safety reasons, no pet is permitted to enter on the boat, be it a small puppy or a well-built bog. Since the water gushes out in an extremely energetic manner, it is a threat to any pet and can easily cause harm to her if she jumps into the water. However, you can ask your dear ones to accompany your dog at the lakeside and enjoy the Dubai Fountains. The views outside the boat are evenlybreathtaking and enthusiastic to all. If you’re bringing your pet, just make sure someone is taking care of her.
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