However, to see a jet height of 152 meters is difficult. This figure is nominal, only rare drops reach this height. The main stream, which is clearly visible from the bottom, is about 70 meters. These are the features of the work of water cannons.
This height of the water jet has an interesting side effect. In a strong wind, the stream blows, and some spectators turn out to be wet. Consider this fact when choosing a place to watch the show. Most often, the wind blows to the southeast towards the Souk al-Bahar market.
Fountains in Dubai can lift up to 100 tons of water at the same time. The figure seems fantastic, but it's a peak value - if all the pumps and guns work simultaneously.
Management of this complex of pumps, guns, lighting and musical accompaniment is carried out using a special program. It was developed by the creators of the fountain - the company WET Design. This program is called VirtualWET.
At night the fountain is illuminated by 50 main and 6600 secondary searchlights. The administration states that they are colored, but in reality the backlighting is always only white. Of course, color can always be created by light filters, but then the power of the light flux is not enough, and the backlight will be dim.
Throughout the perimeter of the lake there are powerful audio speakers that broadcast music for the dance of fountains. In the repertoire there are both Arabic songs and popular world hits.
The repertoire is constantly replenished. For example, recently the fountains began to sing and dance the song 'Let It Go' - the main theme of the Disney animated film 'Frozen'. In Russia this cartoon film is called 'Cold Heart', and the title track is called 'Let Go and Forget'.
In the repertoire of more than 20 songs, and they will not repeat throughout the day. To my great regret, no schedule of songs is published, and it's impossible to guess your visit to the fountains to a certain song. Therefore, we will not publish a list of all the songs, it does not make sense.
Only one song is stable in the schedule. The first at 18-00 is the composition 'Sama Dubai', this is an Arab song dedicated to the emirate of Dubai and its emir Mohammed ibn Rashid al-Maktoum.
This project cost the Arabs a record sum of 800 million dirhams of the UAE , which is about 217 million US dollars. For comparison, the neighboring tower of Burj Khalifa cost 1.5 billion dollars.
As we have already said, money was not spared money for one of the symbols of prosperity of the UAE. This is a record-high fountain. The second most expensive in the world is the Bellagio fountain in Las Vegas, and it cost only about $ 40 million, that is, five times cheaper. It is unlikely that the record of the cost of Dubai fountains will be broken in the foreseeable future.
The grandest spectacle of fountains is shown on New Year's Eve, when they work together and synchronously with fireworks that are launched from the ground and from the Burj Khalifa tower. It is an unforgettable sight and the best occasion to spend New Year in Dubai.