Dubai Fountains

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5 Best Places to View The Dubai Fountains

The majestic fountains at the bottom of the Burj Khalifa are a sight to behold. With jets shooting 150 meters upwards, they're said to be visible from over 20 miles away, but we've picked out the best viewing points for you that are a little closer.

  • Souk Al Bahar

    1. Souk Al Bahar

    Get in a little retail therapy here, but also see great views of the fountain show! Have dinner at one of its restaurants facing the Burj Khalifa while admiring the view.

  • Dubai Mall - Kinokuniya Bookshop

    2. Dubai Mall - Kinokuniya Bookshop

    Are you a bookworm? If the answer is yes, browsing this Japanese bookshop (other languages also available) with the fountain show in the background may be your idea of perfection.

  • Dubai Mall - Waterfront Promenade

    3. Dubai Mall - Waterfront Promenade

    If you'd like to get up close on the action, this is a great spot as it's right on the Dubai Lake. Disembark from the abra here, buy your ticket, and enjoy!

  • Bridge between Souk Al Bahar and Dubai Mall

    4. Bridge between Souk Al Bahar and Dubai Mall

    By day, go shopping in Dubai's premier malls. By night, join the crowds on the bridge and marvel at the illuminated water and buildings adorning the city.

  • Dubai Creek

    5. Dubai Creek

    See the show while you float! From 5:45PM to 11:30PM (last abra departing at 11:00PM) you'll see the fountains themselves at the Dubai Creek, but also the patterns the lights make on the water!

Planning Your Visit

  • When to go

    It's a spectacular sight all year round!

  • Times

    The afternoon shows are at 1:00PM and 1:30PM, except on Fridays, when it's 1:30PM and 2:00PM. In the evenings, the shows occur every 30 minutes, between the hours of 6:00PM and 11:00PM.

  • How much does it cost?

    Fountain lake rides in the evening are 65 AED per person. You can get good value for money by including the fountain viewing as part of a larger Dubai tour.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Afternoon: 1:00PM and 1:30PM, except Fridays, 1:30PM and 2:00PM. Evening: 6:00PM to 11:00PM every 30 minutes.
  • Is it expensive?
    Free to see from various locations, but lake rides in the evening are 65 AED.
  • Will I need a guide?
    A guide is not necessary for the Dubai Fountains.
  • How to get there
    The fountains are in Burj Khalifa Lake, right outside The Dubai Mall on Lower Ground Waterfront Promenade in the heart of Downtown Dubai.
  • Additional information
    ** Check water taxi times in advance so you're prepared!*

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What people are saying about Dubai Fountains

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 43,051 reviews

Exchanging my voucher on the app with the ticket counter went smoothly and arriving about 30 minutes before their wasn’t much of a wait. The views were amazing from this levels. The professional video and photos taken by their staff came and great and since I was traveling solo, it was worth the amount paid to take home those memories.

Ashraf was an awesome tour guide. Very knowledgeable and caring. He wanted to make sure we were well taken care of during the entire trip. The tour itself was also amazing. I think it hit on all of the places I wanted to see plus more. I would highly recommend this tour and Ashraf.

Very impressive art of architecture, beautiful by all means. The views are spectacular, this is a must if you visiting Dubai.

A well planned and wonderful tour on the highest observation deck in the highest building in the world.

It was fantastic I’m frightened of height but it was a fantastic experience well worth the worry