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Water and Fire at the greatest fountain show!

It is indeed one of the most amazing man-made visual spectacles on this planet and certainly the most fantastic fountain show in the world. Its a dancing fountain at Dubai in the Burj Lake right in front of Burj Khalifa- world’s highest building, what forms a stunning backdrop. Spread over 900 feet this fountain shoots water through jets up to 500 feet in air, as high as a 45 storey building. Amazing!

This captivating water, music and light spectacle is one of Dubai’s most favourite tourist attractions. Daily thousands of tourists visit this every day.

Located in the 30-acre Burj Lake Dubai Fountain is the world’s tallest performing fountain. Its length is equivalent to over two football pitches. The fountain has a unique design comprising five circles of varying sizes and two arcs, and features powerful water nozzles that shoot water.

Just imagine the spectacle of 6,600 WET superlights, 25 coloured projectors and 22,000 gallons of airborne water. It is said to be the most advanced incandescent large fountain lights available today. These create a visual spectrum of over 1,000 different water expressions. Total 50 colour projectors provide a full spectrum of colour with a total output of 1.5 million lumens.

Fountain performs to a selection of different melodies ranging from songs from classical to contemporary Arabic and world music.

Burj Lake has Dubai Mall on one side and Burj Khalifa on other side. You have special platforms around the lake to watch this fountain choreography. However it is visible from every point on the lake promenade and from all nearby high-rise buildings.

Another way to enjoy the show is by sailing in a traditional Abra ride on the Burj Lake. The Dubai Fountain Lake Ride is just like having a front row seats to the best show in town.

There are daily evening shows every half hour from 6 pm to 11 pm. There are also daily afternoon shows at 1.00 pm and 1.30 pm while on Fridays afternoon shows are at 1.30 pm and 2.00 pm. Light and music accompanying this choreography is certainly an experience to remember.

Except for the boat ride, watching the dancing fountain is entirely free. Boat rides start at 5.45 pm and continue till 30 minutes before the scheduled close. Ticket price is 65 Dirham per person and tickets for this can be purchased online as well.

The fountain can be enjoyed from heights of Burj Khalifa and it is also fascinating to watch the fountain in backdrop of Burj Khalifa, world’s tallest building.

You can also watch a video of this Dancing Fountain on my channel by clicking on the link below-

 

 

 

 

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Taj Mahal is 3rd among top 25 landmarks

Panoramic view of the Taj Mahal from Mahtab Bagh
Panoramic view of the Taj Mahal from Mahtab Bagh

Simply the greatest architectural achievement on earth, not to mention a testament to love- Taj Mahal is among the Travellers’ Choice Top 25 Landmarks in the World for 2015, selected by TripAdvisor users around the globe. For its sheer beauty made out of white marble, Taj Mahal has always been considered as one of the wonders of the world. It is indeed among the most recognisable buildings on this globe.

angkor-watNot surprisingly though, the top place in the list goes to Angkor Wat temples in Cambodia’s Siem Reap. Another of man-made wonders Machu-Picchu in South American country of Peru is at 2nd position. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre at Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates is at 4th position and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Spanish city of Barcelona completes the top five landmarks.

corcovado-cristo-redentorNext two positions are held by two other cathedrals in Italy, St. Peter’s Basilica at Vatican City and Milan Cathedral (Duomo) at Milan. Alcatraz in San Franciso, California is 8th, Corcovado – Cristo Redentor at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is 9th and another of San Francisco’s landmark- Golden Gate Bridge is at 10th. Two of world’s most famous landmarks are surprisingly out of top 10- Eiffel Tower in Paris is at 11th and Church of the Savior on Blood at St. Petersburg in Russia at 12th. Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is at 13th and The Alhambra at Granada in Spain is at 14th. Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) at Istanbul in Turkey completes the top 15 list.

charles-bridge-karluvContinuing human fascination for bridges Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) at Prague, Czech Republic has earned 16th position. Very surprisingly, one of the landmarks that we study about since our childhoods- The Great Wall of China is only at 17th spot. Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool at Washington DC, District of Columbia in USA is 18th. Next two are probably the most newest structures in the list- Burj Khalifa at Dubai is at 19th and The National September 11 Memorial & Museum New York City, New York at 20th. Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) at Bangkok, Thailand is 21st and Chichen Itza at Mexico is at 22nd position. Sydney Opera House at Sydney is Australia’s only entry to the list. Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur are at 24th and the 100-year old crossroad for world commerce and a feat of human ingenuity- Panama Canal at Panama City completes the most fascinating list.