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World’s Largest Fountain to be built in Dubai

Emaar Properties has recently made public its intentions to build the largest fountains in the world that will overshadow Bellagio’s and be the centerpiece of the Downtown Burj Dubai project. The fountains will be capable of shooting water over 500 ft (150 meters) into the air (the height of a 50 story building), 900 ft (275 meters) in length and will have a surface of over two football fields.
Dubai Fountain

Dubai fountain

The project is estimated to cost around $218 million and will be 25% bigger than the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas that currently hold the record for biggest fountains in the world. The fountains that are yet to be named will feature 6,600 lights and 50 color projectors, creating a visual spectrum of over 1,000 different water expressions. 22,000 gallons of water are expected to cycle through to it at any hour of the day.

Dubai Fountain

Dubai Fountain

Naming the fountain is a task left for the citizens of the UAE. They can use the company’s website to suggest a name, the winner being awarded a Dhs100,000 cash prize. Mr Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties, said:

“The fountain in Burj Dubai Lake is envisaged as one of the world’s finest water features, and will integrate musical and attractive visual elements. With this competition, we are offering all residents in the UAE the opportunity to be part of one of modern Dubai’s proud contributions to the world’s most aesthetic projects. The name suggested must not only capture the visual splendor of the fountain but also signify the cultural roots of the city and the project.”

Dubai Fountain

The fountain that will be operational in 2009 will be located next to Burj Dubai, the world’s largest building and next to the Dubai Mall, one of the largest shopping and entertainment centers in the world. And this is just one of the many architectural wonders that Dubai will see in the following years.

Dubai Fountain

sources: Emaar, Luxury Launches

9 Comments for "World’s Largest Fountain to be built in Dubai"

tim says on July 11th, 2008 at 6:14 pm:

I would imagine that the noise would get quite annoying if you lived or worked near the sea front.

Thai Hotel Expert says on July 17th, 2008 at 8:04 am:

oh wow it seems like everything in dubai is so big!

Person says on October 1st, 2008 at 2:24 am:

Yeah, the noise would be loud…

tona says on November 21st, 2008 at 4:17 am:

this is great people! clearly, the two that focus on the noise have not been in the rain forest of central and south america. that my friends is a loud environment. all natural noise though. cheers!

cowcogattitte says on November 24th, 2009 at 7:33 am:

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Muskan says on December 14th, 2009 at 12:47 pm:

Awesome pics Dubai is leading DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hrules123 says on February 16th, 2010 at 8:39 pm:

I come from india and i think that will rock!

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