The Dubai Fountain in Burj Lake taken from the Burj Khalifa in Dubai
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Dancing waters of Dubai. Dancing waters of Dubai
With the 2009 opening of the Dubai Fountain, featured in today's image, the city of Dubai claims another record to the books—'world tallest performing fountain’—located appropriately enough at the foot of the Burj Khalifa, currently the world's tallest building. Designed by the same company that created the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, everything about the Dubai Fountain is impressive. Over 900 feet long and located in the 30-acre Burj Lake, the fountain has more than 6,600 lights and 75 colour projectors, which are used to create over 1,000 different 'water expressions' and provide a full spectrum of colour all perfectly choreographed to a carefully crafted musical playlist.Dubai Fountain’s choreographed bursts of water are synchronized to all kinds of music. However, the choreographers didn’t think ‘Gangnam Style’ was a good fit. The goal of their work is to preserve the dignity of the fountain while including lighthearted elements to create an experience that taps the diverse cultural roots of both visitors and the region.