Water activity

Dubai: Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride by Traditional Boat

Water activity

Dubai: Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride by Traditional Boat

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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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4.5 /5

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I’ve been the burj lake twice and this was the first time watching the fountain display from the boat which was absolutely amazing. It was definitely worth the price & I would highly recommend. However, more information should be available regarding travelling to the mall which can take over an hour during busy times. On arrival at the mall there was limited signage to locate the ticket office and when we finally did find “on the top” the queues where lengthy. We then arrived at the lake which was chaos and overall we was an hour late for our ride. It was that chaotic that nobody noticed and we was let on the boat. To avoid the overwhelming stress please add 2 hours to your journey to get to the mall and collect your tickets.

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March 27, 2023

We were to go to Dubai Mall to get tickets for the water fountain display and boat ride. Keep in mind it is the biggest Mall in the world. It was packed with people, it was utterly impossible to find the location where the tickets were. An hour later when we arrived to the ticket location we had to stand in line for another 15 or 20 min. We then got the tickets and was poorly directed through a maze to find the actual boat ride location. There we stood in Line another 30 minutes and eventually boarded the boat. Now the actual boat ride and water fountain display was 10-stars. It was magical!

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March 27, 2023

A great way to see the fountains show from up close. Even though the actual show only lasts 1-2 mins, you get a nice Abra boat trip around the lake both before and after. Well organised but a pity you need to exchange voucher for ticket - why not just issue a QR code on booking??

March 27, 2023

Product ID: 60095