It’s fair to say Dubai is synonymous with world records, with another jewel to its crown as The Pointe set the world record for the ‘world’s largest fountain.’
Thousands of people flocked upon Palm Jumeirah’s entertainment destination, The Pointe last Thursday to witness the record-breaking water fountain attempt. The waterways of The Pointe lit up in blue and pink neon colours as a line-up of 128 shooters shot up to 105 metres (344 ft) to set the record, beating the South Korea’s Banpo Moonlight Rainbow Fountain.
Spanning a whopping 14,000 ft², and accompanied by 3,000 LED lights and 7,500 nozzles, the self-titled ‘The Pointe Fountain’ puts up a show through the week, starting from 7 pm-10 pm from Saturday to Wednesday, followed by a prolonged show from 7 pm-11:30 pm on Thursday and Friday.
Photograph credit: WAM
Every show goes on for three minutes, taking place after 30-minute intervals. Also, it’s mentioning select shows will be choreographed to pop, regional, cultural and international music.
“The launch of The Palm Fountain marks yet another exciting milestone as Dubai continues to welcome visitors to its world-famous landmarks. Securing another Guinness World Records title for Dubai further solidifies the city’s status as a must-visit destination where guests from around the world can experience the best sights and sounds as well as unrivalled retail and tourist spaces. The Pointe’s standing as one of Dubai’s premier dining and leisure destinations has been further elevated with the unveiling of this record-breaking new attraction and we look forward to welcoming the many new tourists who will visit.”Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, DFRE
Despite 2020 being a quiet year for most of the world, there’s no stopping Dubai from lighting up and putting on a show. Last month saw the Burj Khalifa light up for an influencer couple’s baby’s gender reveal, followed by a Dubai Police’s renowned fleet and a collection of 120 drones assembling together for a light show thanking frontline workers battling to contain the Coronavirus pandemic.
(Featured photograph credit: Guinness World Records)