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Dubai: Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride by Traditional Boat

Dubai: Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride by Traditional Boat

From US$ 19.87 per person

See the lights of Dubai Mall Fountain Show on a cruise by traditional "abra" water taxi. Climb aboard the wooden boat on Burj Lake. Admire monuments such as the Burj Khalifa before you enjoy grandstand views of the illuminations.

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Duration 30 minutes
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  • Cruise Burj Lake by traditional "abra" water taxi
  • Marvel at the illuminations of the Dubai Mall Fountain Show
  • Enjoy a breathtaking spectacle of 6,000 lights and 22,000 gallons of airborne water
  • Have front row seats to the best show in town with the Dubai Fountain Lake Ride to see the world’s largest performing fountain
  • Be captivated as the fountain performs to a range of different songs from classical to contemporary Arabic and world music
Full description

Marvel at the illuminations of Dubai Mall Fountain Show on a 30-minute cruise by "abra" water taxi. A captivating water, music and light spectacle in Downtown Dubai, the Dubai Fountain is the world’s tallest performing fountain.

At over 900 feet in length (274 meters), the Dubai Fountain is situated on the 30-acre (120,000 m2) Burj Lake and performs to a selection of different melodies. Climb aboard the traditional wooden boat on Burj Lake, and cruise past some of the city's most iconic monuments, such as the Burj Khalifa, Souk Al Bahar, and Palace. Admire the city's stunning skyline from the water, before you take your position for a grandstand view of the illuminations. 

With only 6 people per boat, you are able to admire the visual spectrum of over 1,000 water expressions from an exclusive and intimate perspective.  Watch in awe as the fountains light up during a visual spectacle that features 6,000 lights, 25 colored projectors, and 22,000 gallons (83,000 liters) of airborne water! See a stunning choreography of light and water synced to classical, Arabic, and world music that will leave you breathless.

  • 30-minute boat ride by traditional water taxi
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Tickets need to be collected before your intended visit time from the At the Top Burj Khalifa ticketing counter, located at LG Level, The Dubai Mall, in front of the Food Hall. Once you have exchanged your ticket, follow the signs to the "Dubai Fountains." Once you're outside, look for the "Lake Ride" sign and enter the ticket kiosk in front of the Wafi Gourmet restaurant.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Your booking will be confirmed up to three months before your visit
  • The boats can accommodate up to 8 people per boat
  • The boats depart 15 minutes prior to each fountain show
  • Dubai Fountain schedule:
  • Daily except Friday: 1:00 PM and 1:30 PM
  • Friday: 1:30 PM and 2:00 PM
  • Evening Shows
  • Daily: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • (Every 30 minutes)
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Nice experience and beautiful show. We arrived early to get our tickets in Dubai Mall but the instructions for reaching the meeting point were not clear. The location was not as shown in the text, I think the information has to get updated. Luckily we were on time and did not wait long in the line.

January 23, 2023

The boat ride around the lake was a brilliant part of our trip to Dubai and a fantastic way to get some brilliant photos of the Burj and fountain show. Our driver was excellent and took some brilliant photos and videos of us enjoying the experience. Getting the tickets was straight forward, just go the the ‘At the Top’ counter, opposite Hafiz Mustafa, on the LG level of the Dubai Mall. The actual meeting place could do with being better signposted, there is a pontoon to the right side of the lake and basically at the bottom of the Burj when you exit the mall facing the lake, this is where you go to queue for the Abra’s. We were actually late for our tour due to heavy traffic coming in to downtown but this wasn’t a problem, the staff allowed us to join the queue and just jump on as we had tickets. Would definitely recommend this activity to people.

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January 9, 2023

Nice way to round off our stay in Dubai. The place to queue for the boat trip is not as described in the app and you must collect the tickets from a place on Dubai Mall so you need a good hour or more just to collect tickets and find the lake trip signage! We had to ask but found it easily. It's a short trip in the water and the queues are long. You can easily see the fountain show for free but it is nice to be in the boat so happy overall we did this but probably wouldn't do it again.

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January 3, 2023

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