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This spectacular Dubai fountain broke the world record!

Last updated on: October 24, 2020 11:38 IST
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The glitzy emirate of Dubai broke the record for the world’s largest fountain on Thursday.

Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

Located at The Pointe in Dubai’s waterfront Palm Jumeirah area, the glitzy Palm Fountain was unveiled in a launch that was live-streamed around the world.

 

The fountain spans over 14,000 square feet (1,300 square metres) of sea water, according to Gail Sangster, asset director at Nakheel Malls, the developers behind the fountain. She said it features 128 super shooters reaching up to 105 metres (344 feet) in height.

Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

Adorned with over 3,000 LED lights, Dubai’s only multicoloured fountain, designed with colour and brightness controls, will be open to the public all year round.

Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

It will show three-minute dancing water displays set to music, running every 30 minutes.

Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, already holds a string of world record titles -- including the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, and the fastest police car in service, a Bugatti Veyron.

Photograph: Rula Rohana/Reuters

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