Explore the largest choreographed fountain system in the world providing the best views of the Dubai fountain show times with Burj khalifa.

Are you planning to visit Dubai with all its majestic inclusions? If yes, don’t miss seeing the breathtaking views of the Dubai Fountain show. This one is the most modern attraction for tourists to immerse in the beauty of water shows located in Downtown Dubai.

The base of the largest fountain is situated in the man-made 30 acres of Burj khalifa lake. The best part of the show is it is complete for visitors to watch it without buying any tickets.

How does the fountain show look?


The lake which makes the foundation of the fountain lies in between the Dubai mall, Souk Al Bahar, and the tallest tower, easily available for visitors spending time in the mall. The synchronization of the Arabian music makes the appearance of cascades as if they are dancing and are referred to as the “Dancing fountains of Dubai”.

Tourists who want to have a clear view of the dancing fountains need to approach the waterfront promenade and Burj Park. To get the frontal view the best place is to enter from the central exit of Dubai mall, starting point of the waterfront promenade.

But this one is full of a crowd too. People also prefer to take a balcony view which can be seen below the apple store.

Time for Burj Khalifa Show

The timing for the spectacular light shows is not the same each year but alternates from year to year. The first water fountain starts at dusk and then night time shows start. The LED lighting displays start at 7:45 PM on the tallest building in the world.

But if you are planning your visit for the days of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday which continues after every 30 minutes and ends at 10:45 PM. Explore the fastest thriller activity held in Dubai with the dancing fountain show. Tourists who plan their visits during national or international days, special events, or any awareness campaigns will get a unique theme of lightning.

Ways to have a good view of Fountain Show

Take a shortcut across the bridge to Souk Al Bahar and don’t choose the congested place if you are traveling with babies, young children, handicapped people, or elderly ones. 

  • Choose a boat ride to experience the breathtaking views of Dubai fountains.
  • The stunning up-close views of the water jets will amuse you by taking the boat right up to the fountains.
  • Choose foot walk to the Dubai Fountain Boardwalk
  • Eat at one of the neighborhood eateries with lakeshore outside seating
  • From the pavement encircling Souk Al Bahar
  • Choose the view from the top of Burj Khalifa and all other tall skyscrapers of the city

Ways to take Fountain Lake Ride


It is common for visitors to choose the traditional wooden Abra that rounds the lake. The running time for the boat is 30 minutes and leaves at a scheduled time (15 minutes ago) before each show. To enjoy the “Lake Ride” the best way to choose is the advance booking method. 

But most people don’t know where to take tickets. So the point from where the tickets must be picked up is at the desk of the Top Burj Khalifa ticketing office. To enhance your water fountain experience choose to take a Dubai Canal Cruise.

Here visitors will enjoy a five-star international buffet dinner on the Dhow cruise. Explore the stunning new waterfall and other wonders of city landscapes of the Dubai Canal illuminated at night.

Fountain Boardwalk in Dubai

The truly extraordinary experience one can have by placing on the right and seeing the boardwalk on Burj Lake. Here tourists will get incredible dancing views of the fountain with no crowds.

A dangling platform from Burj Park in Downtown Dubai offers breathtaking views of the water shows referred to as Fountain Boardwalk. Here visitors will have only a distance of 9 meters from the viewpoint.

But I will mention here that there is an entrance cost for the fountain boardwalk of almost 20 AED. This cost will facilitate you to stay on a 272-meter-long walk as you love. The opening time for all days is 5:00 PM and the closing time is 11:00 PM.

Dining Options with Stunning Fountain views


The best restaurant for seeing the water show is “Thiptara” because it provides clear views. Besides this, more restaurants are available to explore in Dubai mall as well as Souk Al Bahar. To take an unparalleled view of the city including the fountain performances.

At Mosphere is the perfect one to choose from. Moreover, ground-level views from Dubai Mall can be taken by some other famous restaurants like Wafi Gourmet, Social House, and Carluccious. In the case of Souk Al Bahar, restaurants visit Karma Kafe, Bice Mare, and Serafina.

Other beautiful Attractions to Dubai Fountains

dubai waterfall view

The Dubai fountains are located right in the center of the city’s tourism hub. Exploring Dubai can be the best experience for spending your night here. Other attractions are also worthwhile for visitors to see here.

  • The mall of Dubai and the world’s largest building are right around the corner from you.
  • Visit the Dubai opera house in your footsteps.
  • Enjoy the charming patch of Burj Park’s grass and shoot your photos there.
  • Visit Burj plaza’s Downtown slide if you are with kids.
  • Take part in all the famous activities of the Mall of Dubai including VR Park, the Underwater zoo, The Dubai Aquarium, Dubai Dino,  Dubai Mall Waterfall , and many others.

Wrapping it up!

The fun and enjoyment that you will find in the Dubai Fountain show times and the Burj Khalifa are memorable. The dancing views of the fountains with different amazing views points give a stunning look.

Viewing such shows with all other beautiful attractions gives a relaxing break to the boring life routine. Don’t miss the chance of mesmerizing beauty of water shows that you have never seen before and catch them in your cameras for a remembrance.

Frequently Asked Questions

[su_accordion class=”faqfont”][su_spoiler title=”How long are the Dubai Fountains?” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”” anchor_in_url=”no” class=””]The fountains are over 900 meters in length.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”How many gallons of water gallons can shoot in the air for Dancing fountains?” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”” anchor_in_url=”no” class=””]Up to 22k gallons of water can shoot into the air to provide a marvelous view.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Do the off-timings for Fountain shows vary with the season?” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”” anchor_in_url=”no” class=””]The off-timing may vary with the seasons but the usual time for all shows starts from 6:00 PM and ends at 11:00 PM.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Which one is the biggest fountain in Dubai?” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”” anchor_in_url=”no” class=””]The biggest fountain in Dubai is the “Palm Fountain” with an area of 14,000 square feet.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”What is the minimum time for each fountain’s performance?” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”” anchor_in_url=”no” class=””]The minimal time for each dancing performance of the fountain is only five minutes.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Which one is the best spot to see the Dubai Fountain’s performances?” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”” anchor_in_url=”no” class=””]The Waterfront Boardwalk outside the mall of Dubai is the best spot to view the dancing Dubai fountains.[/su_spoiler][/su_accordion]