Dubai Fountain adds new song for Burj launch
Dubai, January 4, 2010
The Dubai Fountain will perform to a brand new song written especially for the inauguration of Burj Dubai today (January 4).
The inauguration of the world’s tallest building developed by Emaar Properties marks the fourth anniversary of the Accession Day of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum as the Ruler of Dubai.
The uplifting song Inshed An Aldar (Ask about home) is the second Emirati composition to be added to the hugely popular repertoire of The Dubai Fountain, which attracts thousands of visitors to the Waterfront Promenade of The Dubai Mall each evening.
The fountain currently performs to nine songs including ‘Sama Dubai,’ a tribute to the leadership of Sheikh Mohammed.
The new song is inspired by the festive spirit of dancing and happiness, and reflects the UAE’s proud musical traditions. The water patterns of The Dubai Fountain, described as the world’s tallest ‘performing fountain’, have been carefully choreographed to capture the nuances of Inshed An Aldar.
“In its design and engineering, Burj Dubai is on the cutting edge of technology, but it also borrows heavily from the local traditions of Dubai and the UAE. The tower design is inspired by the desert flower Hymenocallis and reflects regional motifs. That is why it is fitting to compose another Emirati song to accompany the hugely popular performances at The Dubai Fountain,” said Ahmad Al Matrooshi, managing director, Emaar Properties.
The Dubai Fountain was designed by California-based company WET, which also created the famous Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas.
The Dubai Fountain can reach a height of 275 metres (900 ft) and is equipped with powerful nozzles capable of shooting water higher than a 50-storey building. The fountain can also be programmed to perform as many 1,000 different display sequences, or ‘expressions’. More than 6,000 WET Superlights and 25 colour projectors further enhance the unique audio-visual experience.
The addition of the song celebrates the inauguration of Burj Dubai, which is more than 800 metres (2,625 feet) high and is the focal point of the 500-acre Downtown Burj Dubai community, described as the new heart of the city.-TradeArabia News Service