Dubai’s prominent developer, Emaar Properties said on Monday that it plans to build the largest fountain in the world as the centerpiece of its Downtown Burj Dubai project.
What’s in store when the project is completed next year:
The $218 million project is said to be 25% larger than the iconic fountains at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Like the fountains of Bellagio, Emaar’s fountains will include an integral light and sound show and is expected to become one of the city’s major tourist attractions, drawing over 10 million visitors per year. Over lights and color projectors will create a vibrant visual spectrum of over 1,000 different water expressions accompanied by selected music.
The fountains will shoot 22,000 gallons of water in the air at any given moment and feature over 6,600 lights and 50 color projectors.
At over 900 feet (275 meters) in length, it is equivalent to the size of over two football fields. The fountain is also capable of shooting water 150 feet into the air.
Simply beautiful and astounding!
One thing to REALLY get excited about? Emaar is offering AED100,000 (US$27,247) cash prize for naming the world-class water, light and sound spectacle! The competition will be open to all UAE residents only (as of this writing)
so if you have a kicking-smart-out of this world-perky name for this, whisper it to me…make sure no one is around when you do! Promise, we’ll split the loot if I win. DEAL? 😈
I am no longer accepting name suggestions by email due to spam and some people who took this very seriously, it’s tad scary.