Burj Khalifa is one of the best known skyscrapers of Dubai. It has some features which other famous buildings have not. It is the tallest building in the world. It is the building having top numbers of floors. Its observation deck is considered to be the best to see the view of Dubai. I also visited this marvelous building but its one feature that attracted me the most is its fountain show.
Before describing my experience, I would like to share some information about the fountain. It was named Dubai Fountain after conducting a contest. The final name was announced on October 26, 2008 and its inauguration took place on May 8, 2009. Dubai Fountain is designed by the famous company Wet Design and it took 218 million US dollars to complete this project.
The length of Dubai Fountain is 275 meters and it can shoot the water at a height of 150 meters which seems unbelievable. Amazingly it is equal to a 50 story building. The fountain is designed in such a way that it can squirt almost 22000 gallons of water in the air. When I came to know that it is illuminated with 60,000 lights and 25 color projectors; it’s really unbelievable! More interestingly, its light beam can be seen from a distance of 20 miles. Isn’t it amazing? This fountain can spray water in different patterns and styles which looks very beautiful. Many jets and shooters are installed that help to create a magnificent show. There are vey interesting names and purposes of these jets and shooters. Let’s take a brief description of these shooters.
|Oarsemen||To make the water seem like dancing, these shooters can roll and sway in any way.|
|Shooters||Its purpose is to shoot the water upwards by applying pressure.|
|Super Shooters||It can shoot the water up to 250 ft in air by applying even more pressure.|
|Extreme Shooters||It is an entirely new technology which can shoot the water to a height of 420 ft in the air by applying the most pressure.|
All these types of shooters make a great noise after they are evicted in the air. They produce different types of noise like boom and bang which makes the sound of a drum and boost the music. The fountains naming extreme and super shooters are not used frequently because they require more energy and pressure to operate. Much time is required to build the needed pressure. I watched the performances and enjoyed a lot standing in front of it.
I reached there at 6 pm sharp which is starting time of show. I watched the mesmerizing performances and had a great time. 14 performances are shown daily and I watched all of those. Here I need to mention that between 8 pm and 11 pm the music-water show occurs every 20 minutes. The performances which I enjoyed the most are as follows:
This song is composed by Christopher Tin. Actually it is a Swahili song that was composed for a computer game. It was quite interesting.
Con Te Partiro’
This song is prepared by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman. The performance and patterns on this song really touched my heart.
This song is taken from an Indian movie called Om Shanti Om. It is a Hindi song with great music and beats. It added to the beauty of performance of fountains.
Sama Dubai-an Emirati
A tribute was given to Sheikh Mohammed’s leadership by Emaar Properties. It was quite heart touching. It changed the environment completely.
Shik Shak Shak
I enjoyed this performance the most as I am an Arabic music lover. This Arabic dance song gave a complete dose of enjoyment.
Some other songs were also played during the fountain show as per the taste of different people. After that, music was stopped during different intervals and performance was displayed. It was a nice experience to watch the fountains dancing without music.
In short, I was so happy after watching the Burj Khalifa Fountain Show. I had a memorable and remarkable time for me. I can never forget this wonderful night in my whole life.