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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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Experience

Highlights
  • 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.

Includes
  • 30-minute boat ride by traditional water taxi
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 5675 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Highly recommend, lovely way to see the fountains. Beware the boat ride station outside is nowhere near the wafu restaurant as directions suggest. It is actually directly on the waterfront in front of the Burj khalifa building. Was a bit stressful trying to find it as it was so busy here.

September 22, 2022

My partner and I booked this as one of our first tourist trips in Dubai. WOW it was powerful! Stepping out from the mall to the fountains was just breath taking! There was so much to take in and admire. Absolutely loved the boat, there was only 6 of us on it so wasn’t over crowded at all. The music in sync with the fountain display was brilliant. Daft as it sounds both my partner and I felt quite emotional and stood with goose bumps whilst the fountain did it’s thing! We also had a nice trip around parts of the fountain area before and after the display. Absolutely brilliant and a definite MUST SEE!

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September 19, 2022

It was a beautiful experience to sail across the Burj lake and then also get to watch the fountain show. The price was great for the experience. However, the meeting point in the description is quite misleading. My friend and I were directed by someone in the area to meet at a white box stand called “Lake ride” which was facing the lake and the Burj Khalifa in the Dubai Mall exit where all the restaurants are. We were able to give the staff there our exchanged vouchers and were allowed on the ride. This meeting point is easier to get to than the one in the description. I would also recommend exchanging vouchers before you go because the queue might be long.

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September 17, 2022

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