Dubai Fountain (Free Access) – Timings, Tickets, Boardwalk, Lake Ride etc

Dubai Fountain (Free Access) – Timings, Tickets, Boardwalk, Lake Ride etc

Learn about Dubai Fountain, it’s timing, tickets, boardwalk, lake ride, how to get to it, how to watch it free and other facts.

Are you a sight-loving tourist looking for something to that’ll dazzle you in Dubai.? Tell you what, there are several fits for you. Some are the Dubai Fountain or Fuentes de Dubai, the Dubai Miracle Garden, the interior of Burj Al Alarb, the world’s most luxurious hotel and many other Dubai hotels as well as many other destinations.

In this article, however, we’ll focus on Downtown Dubai Fountain. I have had a secondary knowledge of the epic feat – never a firsthand – and I have equally written about it. But, I haven’t until now known how the musical mountain in Dubai actually performs. For the record, it is spectacular and a spectacle anyone in Dubai would love to see. Let’s a have quick rundown of the dazzler.

Dubai Fountain Performing  Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”
Credit: EnglishCollegeDubai (on

The Dubai Fountain – A Brief Overview

Notwithstanding its location, Downtown Dubai, home of the world’s tallest building and one of the world’s largest shopping malls, Dubai Fountain is an attraction to be visited in its own right. How is that? Able to shoot water 50-story high, the fountain is the tallest performing fountain. Added, it is the largest choreographed.

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What’s spectacular about the fountain? First up, I’ll describe the fountain as futuristic, in that it synchronizes with the song being played. And, its lights in turn synchronizes with the song. So, they all synchronize. Let’s put this differently and really simply, the fountain performs the song being played or dances to it with water and light. If you’ve seen the foregoing video already, you should know what I’m talking about. 

The fountain, a no-mean feat, is brought into being by WET Enterprises and cost about $217 million. It has a unique design comprising five circles of varying sizes and two arcs, and has powerful water nozzles. These are responsible for shooting water up.

Location: Downtown Dubai (See on Google Map)
Operating hours: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm: A display lasts about 5 minutes with about 30 minutes interval. states that two performances come in the afternoon, at 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm.

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How To Get There – Google Map

By The Taxi
To travel by the Dubai taxi, just kindly seek a Taxi Rack if you’re at busy landmarks like the Dubai International Airport or Mall of the Emirates which normally have Taxi Racks. If not, get on the road side for a taxi. Your taxi will take you from any part of Dubai to Downtown. You can also get a taxi by a phone call, please learn about Dubai Taxi.

By Metro
The Metro has two lines which culminate in its routes, the Red and the Green lines. The Red line runs from Al Rashidiya along Sheikh Zayed Road, passing Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, the link to the Dubai Fountain, Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, to UAE Exchange. In two terminals of the Airport, Terminal 1 and 3, the metro has two stations. From these, you could board the metro to Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Metro Station.

At the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Metro Station, you could take the Dubai Feeder Bus (Bus number, F13) which goes to the Dubai Mall. Even though you’re going to the Dubai Fountain, you could still take the bus in that both the fountain and The Dubai Mall are very close. Here’s how to pay for the metro and here’s a list of Dubai bus routes.

Dubai Fountain Boardwalk

Dubai Fountain Boardwalk

Want a closer or an intimate view of the fountain? Sounds a great idea? The Dubai Fountain Boardwalk could get you this. The Boardwalk is a floating platform located within the fountain. Here, you get a more gritty experience of the Fountain’s display. Guests can start their journey from Burj Park or Fountain promenade and stroll down the 272-meter boardwalk, with the closest point putting you only 9 meters away from the fountains. Book here

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Dubai Fountain Lake Ride

Dubai Fountain lake ride

While the Boardwalk gives you access to closeness to the fountain, Dubai Fountain Lake Ride gives you a cruise on the Fountain’s lake. Can your experience be more beautiful than this? While the cruise costs AED 65, the experience could worth the cost. Enjoy!

Cost or ride: AED 65
Operating hours:
Afternoon display: 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm (1:30 and 2:00 pm on Fridays)
Evening display: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Last sail usually sets off at 11:00 pm
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Book here

Dubai Fountain Timings

There are displays in the day and at night. The fountain displays in the afternoon at 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm (1:30 and 2:00 pm on Fridays) and in the evening at 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

In the month of Ramadan, this timing may be altered.

Dubai Fountain Songs List

Dubai Fountain “songs list” is inclusive. It has been found that though Dubai is an Islamic domain, the fountain features Western songs, besides Arabic songs. puts it this way: “The fountain performs to a range of different songs from classical to contemporary Arabic and world music.”


Fuentes de Dubai is a spectacular choreographed fountain. It is the largest choreographed and the tallest performing fountain. Visit it not because it’s free but because it’s spectacular and will produce a great sight-seeing experience. It’s best to take someone or people who matter to you to a place like this. Consider using the boardwalk or taking a ride in the lake. Enjoy!