Dubai Fountain unveils ‘Fire & Water’ show
Dubai, December 19, 2010
The world’s tallest performing fountain located in Downtown Dubai – the ‘centre of now’ – has launched an unprecedented spectacle wherein water jets will flutter to rhythmic melody along with live flames in a spectacular fire-water-music show.
The ‘Fire & Water’ show at The Dubai Fountain is part of an impressive line-up of events to celebrate the festive season at Downtown Dubai, said a statement from Emaar.
The Dubai Fountain overlooks Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and lines the Waterfront Promenade of The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination.
All regular shows of the fountain, held every 20 minutes from 6pm, will feature the fire element, offering a never-before-seen experience for visitors, it added.
Ahmad Al Matrooshi, managing director, Emaar Properties, said: “Downtown Dubai, the new heart of the city and the must-visit tourist destination, is hosting a whole array of breathtaking celebrations this festive season. The ‘Fire & Water’ show at The Dubai Fountain flags off the festive calendar, with several surprises in store for visitors during the coming weeks.”
Set on the Burj Lake, the fountain is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dubai, attracting thousands of visitors every day. The Dubai Mall and the adjoining Souk Al Bahar – an Arabesque themed shopping mall – have several waterfront restaurants that offer spectacular views of the fountain.
The Dubai Fountain sways to the rhythm of several songs that are updated regularly. These include ‘Sama Dubai,’ a tribute to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and another Emirati composition Insh Al Aldar, associated with festive solidarity and dancing, reflecting the UAE’s cultural traditions.
At over 900 ft in length, The Dubai Fountain has been designed by California-based WET, also the creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas. The new ‘fire’ addition is facilitated through Flame Generators, at least 60 of them strategically located in the lake.-TradeArabia News Service