The Dubai Fountains, UAE

The Dubai Fountain is a record-setting choreographed fountain system set on the 30-acre manmade 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 240 feet into the air accompanied by a range of classical to contemporary Arabic and world music.

 

The world’s largest fountains required over 25,000m3 of PUDLO waterproof concrete in the construction of underground tunnels measuring 2.5km beneath the 32 acre attraction. The interconnected tunnels contain critical fountain operating equipment as well as the control room.

Client: Emaar Properties PJSC

Consulting Engineers: Hyder Consulting, M.E. Ltd. & Turner International

Designers: WET Design