Weekends attract large crowds to The Dubai Mall Waterfront Promenade
The Dubai Mall Waterfront Promenade attracts thousands of visitors daily for the dazzling performances of The Dubai Fountain, the worldâ€™s tallest-performing fountain. Starting from 6pm, there are 14 daily performances until 11pm.
The Dubai Fountain currently performs six songs at varying intervals including â€˜Sama Dubai,â€™ the tribute of Emaar Properties to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. â€˜Sama Dubaiâ€™ describes the visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and marks the first time that an Emirati song has been choreographed for a fountain.
The other songs to which the fountain sways in perfect sync are â€˜Dhoom Thana,â€™ a super-hit Hindi film song from the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer â€˜Om Shanti Om;â€™ â€˜Baba Yetu,â€™ an award-winning song in Swahili composed by Christopher Tin for the computer game â€˜Civilization IV;â€™ the Arab worldâ€™s top-selling dance number â€˜Shik Shak Shokâ€™ by Hassan Abou El Seoud; and the signature piece of world-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, â€˜Con te partiroâ€™ (Time to Say Goodbye).
Mr Nasser Rafi, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Malls Group, said: â€œAs Dubaiâ€™s newest tourist attraction, The Dubai Fountain continues to draw thousands of people every week to The Dubai Mall Waterfront Promenade. The timing of the fountainâ€™s performance has been managed to enable visitors to stroll through the mall and return for repeat viewings.â€
The fountain performance starts at 6pm with performances every half-hour until 8pm. Between 8pm and 11pm, music-water displays occur every 20 minutes. Located on Burj Dubai Lake, the worldâ€™s tallest performing fountain shoots water jets as high as 500 ft (150 metres), equivalent to that of a 50-storey building.
The Dubai Fountain is 900 ft (275 metres) long and has five circles of varying sizes and two central arcs. It has been designed by California-based WET, the creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas. Over 6,600 WET Superlights â€“ the most advanced incandescent large fountain lights available today â€“ and 25 colour projectors create a visual spectrum of over 1,000 abstract attractions.