The Dubai Fountain in Burj Lake taken from the Burj Khalifa in Dubai
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Let’s dance. Dancing waters of Dubai
With the 2009 opening of the Dubai Fountain, featured in today's image, the city of Dubai adds another record to the books. The world’s tallest performing fountain can be found at the foot of the Burj Khalifa, which is currently the world's tallest building. Everything about the Dubai Fountain is impressive. Located in the huge Burj Khalifa Lake, the fountain consists of five circles of powerful water jets, joined by two curving lines stretching over 900 feet in length. Colour projectors and more than 6,600 lights are used to create a captivating water, music and light experience as the illuminated jets of water sway in time to a carefully crafted musical playlist. The jets can shoot water more than 450 feet into the air and can be seen from more than 18 miles away.