The Dubai Fountain is a
record-setting choreographed fountain system set on the 30- acre man-made Burj
Khalifa Lake, at the center of the Downtown Dubai development in Dubai, United
Arab Emirates. It was designed by WET Design, the California-based company
responsible for the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas.
Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 25 colored projectors, it is 275 m (902 ft) long
and shoots water 150 m (490 ft) into the air, accompanied by a range of
classical to contemporary Arabic and world music. It was built at a cost of
AED 800 million (USD 218 million).
The name of the fountain was chosen after a contest organized by the developer
Emaar Properties. The result of which was announced on 26 October 2008.
Testing of the fountain began in February 2009, and the fountain was
officially inaugurated on 8 May 2009 along with the official opening ceremony of
the Dubai Mall.
To watch the fountain, click on the link below, but…..
When it starts, click the "full screen button" at the bottom right of the "small
screen" next to the "speaker/sound button".
Then, just let it run. Do NOT click on the word NEXT in the upper right of the
Be patient and wait for the fountain to do its thing, and listen to the gorgeous
duet performed by Andre Bocelli and Sarah Brightman.
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