Largest Performing Fountain-Dubai Fountain
sets world record
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--Situated prominently
in front of the world's
tallest building, Dubai Tower, The
Dubai Fountain is a thirty-two-acre lake with five
rings of high-powered water jets leaping over 140 meters into
the air, visible from more than 20 miles away-setting the
world record for the Largest
Performing Fountain. The engineering and entertainment marvel's
innovative use of projected light allows for the fountain
to be visible from more than 20 miles away.
was commissioned by Emaar to design spectacular water features
-- features that would make the Burj Dubai property a standout
in a city of standouts, celebrating the tower as a must-see
"Water serves as a unifying element throughout
the development," says WET
CEO Mark Fuller. "As water's advocate, we've unleashed
the kinetic energy of this element to bring people of all
ages and all backgrounds together to relish in the stunning
Creating a dazzling display of synchronized
lights, music and water, leaping over a record-setting 140
meters into the air, WET
utilized its patented XtreamShooters(TM), as well the world's
most sophisticated submersive, robotic water jets ever developed.
Additionally, cutting-edge technology and
inventive use of projected light allows the Dubai
Fountain to paint with light on its darting water forms
As the fountain performs its repertoire of over
1,000 individually choreographed elements, international music
selections including Middle Eastern, African and Western pieces
provide the beat.
A complex water feature such as this typically
requires three years from start to finish; WET
and the Emaar team were able to finish the project in just
Glowing with energy, Alluvion welcomes
visitors to the entry of Tower Park. An inner circle, together
with outer perimeter pools of pulsing water, envelops arriving
guests with continuously developing patterns and waves.
Lying outside the residential tower is
Strata. Residents cross into a majestically
serene environment as they walk through arcs of grass-laden,
sloping water walls. At night, while beautifully lit, Strata's
curved ramps emerge from the earth providing a lighted path
for a relaxing stroll through tree-lined lawns. Strata's sister
feature, Stricia, has a similarly patterned structure and
incorporates rapidly pulsing water jets.
Positioned in front of the grand Burj
Dubai is Sabrah. Three water walls,
made of volcanic rock, erupt from an underground basin, piercing
through a wide, circular opening above. With their backs hugging
one another, each of the three looming walls is lined with
a red, effervescent interior. Sabrah's sparkling, ruby center
is best seen beaming against the dark night sky while visitors
peer over the edge of this circular expanse. Its basin generates
a gentle wave, which creates an undulating rhythm amidst the
bustle below, as this towering feature opens up to the sky.
Mimeo is a series of shallow,
reflective water pools that terrace down a stunning landscape.
Appearing as slices of horizontal glass, these pools are in
fact crystal-like, flat plates of water. Mimeo's purpose is
to reflect, in expansive size, the magnitude of the Dubai
Tower, which is seen mirrored in its entirety among the pools.
Onda offers both children
and adults a place to amuse -- and immerse -- themselves in
the bliss of water's simplicity. Half is a sand-colored field
of tiny jets, which pitches small pops of water into the air;
the other half, a rainbowed wading pool generating gently
rolling waves. The sound of feet splashing through water harmonizes
with children's contagious laughter, while squeals of delight
and unpredictable spurts of water surprise young and old.
Dubai Fountain Show at Night in Dubai