Dubai sets record for world's biggest fountain


Posted at Oct 23 2020 06:37 AM

People watch as a fountain is unveiled during a ceremony at the Palm Jumeirah in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest fountain in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 22, 2020. Ahmed Jadallah, Reuters

DUBAI - With multicolored lights and jets of water blasting into the night sky, the United Arab Emirate's newest attraction set a world record on Thursday as the largest fountain ever.

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 meters) 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 meters (344 feet) in height.

The Palm Fountain was crowned the Guinness World Record holder for the world's largest fountain, stealing the title from the Banpo Moonlight Rainbow Fountain in South Korea.

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

It will show 3-minute dancing water displays set to music, running every 30 minutes.

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