Dubai Will Be Home To The World’s Largest Fountain

Set to become the largest fountain ever been seen in the world is Dubai’s next master project. The project which is estimated to cost $218 million and is going to be 25% larger than the iconic fountains at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dubai’s prominent developer, Emaar Properties will be responsible for the project.




Like the Bellagio fountains, Emaar’s fountains will include an integral light and sound show. It is expected to become one of the city’s major tourist attractions, drawing more than 10 million visitors per year. A vibrant visual spectrum will be created by means of over head lights and color projectors. Some 1,000 different water expressions accompanied by selected music will delight spectators and enliven the senses.

At any given moment, 22,000 gallons of water will be shot into the air, using 6,600 lights and some 50 color projectors. The whole display will be as long as two whole football fields, a total length of 275 meters. The water will be shot 150 meters into the air.

The new venture was announced at a press conference in Dubai on June 9th. Mr. Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC, said: “The fountain on Burj Dubai Lake is more than a visual spectacle that adds to the aesthetics of Downtown Burj Dubai. It is an engineering marvel and will further contribute to Dubai’s rich array of tourist attractions.”

He also added: “With a varied roster of attractions in Downtown Burj Dubai, Emaar is further strengthening the tourism portfolio of Dubai. Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building, has an observation deck on level 124 offering visitors unparalleled views from the top. Other components of the new downtown that appeal to global tourists include one of the world’s largest aquariums, an Olympic-sized ice rink and the largest indoor gold souk in The Dubai Mall, and a range of lifestyle events to be held at Burj Dubai Boulevard.”

Mr. Alabbar further highlighted the historical significance of water fountains in the Arab world. He said they had been an integral part of the community and the new fountain located in Burj Dubai Lake will create a new dimension to Downtown Burj Dubai.

The Burj Dubai Lake is spread over 30 acres, and water filling using de-mineralised reverse osmosis treated water, is currently in progress.

The designers of Bellagio, California-based WET Design will be the fountains architect and designer. The design is being developed by a team of professionals from Turner Construction International (Project/Construction Manager) and other international specialists.

Expected to be operational by early 2009, the fountain will add to the varied leisure and entertainment attractions of Downtown Burj Dubai. Many describe this part of the city as the ‘new soul of the city.’ The flagship mega-project of Emaar Properties, Downtown Burj Dubai has a development value of AED 73 billion (US$20 billion) and is one of the most sought-after residential and commercial destinations in Dubai.

All images credit: Sandier Pastures

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  1. Jack Seesail
    July 8th, 2008 at 17:53
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    WOW! Amazing. WET is really pushing the envelope…

  2. July 8th, 2008 at 23:01
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    Wow this looks like dreamland

  3. July 19th, 2008 at 15:04
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    world water newsill Be Home To The World’s Largest Fountain

  4. Le Lion Noire
    July 25th, 2008 at 15:08
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    what a waste of energy

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  6. Eugene
    October 22nd, 2008 at 08:59
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    looking forward for more information about this. thanks for sharing. Eugene

  7. Alaa
    October 25th, 2008 at 17:09
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    when it will be ready??

  8. February 3rd, 2009 at 07:25
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    nowadays the price of the dubai crude is very low,they will continue the project ?

  9. Vaidoas
    February 3rd, 2009 at 13:05
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    amazing engineering

  10. February 8th, 2009 at 03:18

    IT is interesting to see whether this project will continue given the current enviornment

  11. February 21st, 2009 at 06:18

    Heard that some of the landmark projects in Debai have been temporary suspended…..

  12. September 1st, 2009 at 09:06

    wow, this is really another amazing project in Dubai after the Dubai Skyscraper Rotating tower. Nice idea.

  13. October 7th, 2009 at 17:19

    amazing and they are brilliant

  14. Mashooq
    February 23rd, 2011 at 02:53

    I belive the Amir of Dubai reads the Quran. And in the Quran , Allah said the waster’s will go to hale. While billions of Muslims are suffering from food, shelter and medecations, Dubai’s gov. are making worldclass fountines. Allah will provide in exchange of those misdids.