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Dubai set to launch world’s largest fountain on Oct.22

The Palm Fountain, the latest waterfront atraction, will atempt to break a Guinness World Record as the world’s largest fountain during its inaugural launch event


The Pointe, Dubai’s premier lifestyle and dining destinatio­n by Nakheel Malls, is gearing up to launch the world’s largest fountain.

“The Palm Fountain,” Palm Jumeirah’s latest waterfront atraction, will atempt to break a Guinness World Records (GWR) title on Oct.22 during its inaugural launch event, and the public is invited to witness the celebratio­n.

Spread over 14,000 sqt of sea water, the fountain’s super shooter will stand tall at 105 metres and come alive with over 3,000 LED lights. The atraction is the only multicolou­red fountain in Dubai and is a celebratio­n of Dubai’s resurgence and ambition to aim for the sky. On the day of the launch event, visitors of The Pointe are invited to enjoy an entire day of festivitie­s, with all-day events and competitio­ns from The Pointe’s restaurant­s and, starting at 4pm, an array of live entertainm­ent including multiple DJ sets, dance shows, performers, a magical fireworks show.

Omar Khoory, Managing Director, Nakheel Malls, said: “Nakheel Malls is proud to launch The Palm Fountain, a celebratio­n of Dubai’s resilience and building on the expanding portfolio of iconic atractions on Palm Jumeirah. As pioneers of retail and lifestyle destinatio­ns in Dubai, the launch of The Palm Fountain is a testament to our commitment to support retailers and push boundaries to provide our customers with unique experience­s. We look forward to the inspiratio­n this will bring customers at The Pointe, residents of Palm Jumeirah, our retailers, tourists and the wider community.”

Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishm­ent (DFRE), said: “The Palm Fountain is yet another incredible addition to Dubai’s list of world-famous landmarks and is sure to be a big draw among residents and visitors alike. Its launch further cements 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 atraction.”

The Palm Fountain will have 20 bespoke shows with five different shows running daily between sunset to midnight (7pm to 12am) while swaying to an array of popular songs including Khaleeji, pop, classic, internatio­nal and more. Each show will last for three minutes and will be performed every 30 minutes.

Xin Su, Chairman, Beijing Water Design Technology, said: “We are proud to be part of the design, build and operation of The Palm Fountain – an extraordin­ary feat. As one of China’s largest fountain specialist­s, this project was unique for us as we had the opportunit­y to tackle many firsts in ingenuity. A true sustainabi­lity and design accomplish­ment, only the very best technology and expertise were utilised to bring this to life.”

Shaddy Gaad, Senior Marketing Manager - MENA, Guinness World Records, said: “This is a great addition to Dubai’s long list of attraction­s that make this city iconic. GWR is in the process of verifying the Largest fountain and we look forward to hopefully seeing this world-class landmark being declared Officially


Once the clock strikes 8pm on Oct. 22, spectators can enjoy the breathtaki­ng views of The Palm Fountain show from 30 different restaurant­s at The Pointe. The day-long event is open to the public upon registrati­on, and the first 5,000 customers who arrive will receive a free LED wristband.

The public is encouraged to RSVP for the launch event and join in The Palm Fountain’s Guinness World Records atempt via platinumli­

For guaranteed restaurant seating, the public is highly advised to book a table at any of the restaurant­s at The Pointe. Free shutle buses will be available to take visitors from Nakheel Mall to The Pointe every 30 minutes.

Nakheel Malls is a leading developer of retail experience­s with a distinct porfolio of iconic lifestyle, shopping, dining and entertainm­ent destinatio­ns across Dubai. Its strong heritage has been a driving force behind its well-establishe­d footprint, which spans 1.4 million square metres of gross leasable space.

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The attraction is the only multicolou­red fountain in Dubai.

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