Beginning of main content

The Dubai Fountain

A free light and water show in downtown Dubai attracts the crowds for its spectacular choreography. 

The Dubai Fountain is the world’s largest dancing fountain. It sends powerful jets of water more than 500 feet (150 meters) into the air, accompanied by music and illuminated by laser projections and thousands of lights. It was designed by the creators of another world-famous fountain show, at the Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas.

The fountain is more than 900 feet (275 meters) long and sits on the 30-acre (12-hectare) man-made Burj Khalifa Lake in front of the Dubai Mall.

Take your place to watch the aquatic spectacular on the Waterfront Promenade outside the mall. This is the most popular spot to view the fountain. A few minutes before each performance crowds of people rush out of the shopping center and the promenade gets very busy. Aim to get there early to ensure a good spot near the front. Or, book a table at one of the restaurants that overlook the lake and fountain. Another good vantage point is the bridge between the mall and Souk Al Bahar. It’s also less crowded there.

Each performance lasts approximately three to five minutes. Enjoy the display as dozens of high-pressure water jets move in sync with the music. Light beams shining upward from the fountain can be seen from over 20 miles (32 kilometers) away.

Stay for more than one performance. There are a number of different shows each evening and each has its own music and fountain display.

Located outside Dubai Mall, the water attraction is easily accessible by bus, metro and car. The mall has more than 14,000 undercover parking spaces.

The Dubai Fountain show is held every day; twice in the afternoon and every 30 minutes in the evening.

Popular Activities at Dubai Fountain

How about making your stop at Dubai Fountain even more unforgettable? Remember to try out one or two of these activities:

When arranging your visit, you might want to consider purchasing a Dubai by Night Tour incl. Burj Khalifa Ticket and a Burj Khalifa and Musical Fountains.

For more things to do, have a look at our Downtown Dubai things to do page.


Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1,000,000 properties worldwide and 550 airlines worldwide.

Search over a million flights, hotels, packages, and more

No Expedia cancellation fee to change or cancel almost any hotel reservation.

Map

Lodging Near Dubai Fountain

See all 1,721 Properties near Dubai Fountain
Palace Downtown $243
Reviewed on May 18, 2019
See details
 
Palace Downtown

Palace Downtown

Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai ,PO Box 9770, Dubai
     
    4.7 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    The cool design of the hotel under the back drop of the Burj Khalifa never got boring. Staff where amazing from the front desk to the pool. Great food and very relaxing. The view from my suite was amazing over looking the fountains and the Burj Khalifa. Brilliant place I’d definitely go back.

    Sofitel Dubai Downtown $104
    Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019
    See details
     
    Sofitel Dubai Downtown

    Sofitel Dubai Downtown

    Sheihk Zayed Road, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
       
      4.6 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      All the staff were so helpful, friendly especially Steven was above and beyond

      Armani Hotel Dubai $353
      Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019
      See details
       
      Armani Hotel Dubai

      Armani Hotel Dubai

      Burj Khalifa, Mohamed Bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai
         
        4.6 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Property is well appointed and in an excellent location for enjoying the Dubai fountain show. Service is excellent and help is available at all times. However, the bathroom shower enclosure had significant mold on the walls. Housekeeping staff tried to clean but it was not successful. Additionally, ...

        Rove Downtown Dubai $67
        Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019
        See details
         
        Rove Downtown Dubai

        Rove Downtown Dubai

        312 Happiness Street, Dubai
           
          4.6 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          All ok except the mattresses need to be changed immediately

          Manzil Downtown $73
          Reviewed on Jun 16, 2019
          See details
           
          Manzil Downtown

          Manzil Downtown

          Mohamed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai PO Box 114822, Dubai
             
            4.6 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            I like the location. Breakfast selection is also great. Overall nice experience.

            Address Downtown $298
            Reviewed on Apr 6, 2019
            See details
             
            Address Downtown

            Address Downtown

            Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard, Downtown Dubai , Dubai, Dubai
               
              4.6 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              everything at this hotel is amazing. excellent hotel

              Roda Al Murooj $85
              Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019
              See details
               
              Roda Al Murooj

              Roda Al Murooj

              Al Saffa Street, Off Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite to Burj Khaliffa, Dubai
                 
                4.5 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                The resort is beautiful, clean ,all the workers are all friendly and helping. Yes I would wreck all my friends about this resort if they are going to Dubai. I would like to say thank you for everything Roda.

                Address Dubai Mall $271
                Reviewed on May 18, 2019
                See details
                 
                Address Dubai Mall

                Address Dubai Mall

                Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, PO Box 31166, Dubai
                   
                  4.4 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  We liked so many thing like location, staff contact, food, room setup and general services