Dubai’s Palm Fountain takes Guinness World Records™ title for World’s Largest Fountain
Stunning event at The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah launches Nakheel’s spectacular new attraction
Dubai, UAE: 22 October 2020 – The Palm Fountain at The Pointe, Dubai’s premier lifestyle and dining destination by Nakheel, has secured the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Fountain after a breathtaking launch streamed live across the world.
The magical show was attended by distinguished guests, residents and tourists, who watched in awe as The Palm Fountain broke the record in tune to an exclusive song – Dubai is another planet, produced to reflect the city’s vibrant and inspirational spirit.
A celebration of Dubai’s creativity and ambition, The Palm Fountain is spread over 14,000 sq ft of sea wáter and is the only multi-coloured fountain in the city. Its super shooter stands tall at 105 metres and comes alive with over 3,000 LED lights.
Omar Khoory, Managing Director of Nakheel Malls, which operates The Pointe, said: “Nakheel extends its gratitude to Dubai’s leadership as we secure the coveted title of World’s Largest Fountain. This is an historic moment which further underscores our commitment to bringing new and unique experiences to the city for the benefit of all stakeholders. As pioneers of retail and lifestyle destinations in Dubai, we look forward to the inspiration it will bring to visitors at The Pointe, residents of the UAE, our retailers, tourists and the international community.”
The Palm Fountain launch, during which strict health and safety protocols were observed, included an array of live entertainment including a magical firework display. Two of the Middle East’s much loved and award-winning Disney songs – Let It Go from Frozen and A Whole New World from Aladdin – were also played for the momentous occasion, and are part of the fountain’s regular programming.
The fountain is open to the public year-round from sunset to midnight, delighting visitors with over 20 bespoke shows with five different variations swaying to an array of popular songs including Khaleeji, pop, classic and international. Shows last for three minutes and are performed every 30 minutes. To commemorate its launch, The Pointe has also unveiled an Instagram-able water swing open daily from 1 pm to 10 pm until 29 October.
Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), said: “The launch of The Palm Fountain marks yet another exciting milestone as Dubai continues to welcome visitors to its world-famous landmarks. Securing another Guinness World Records™ title for Dubai further solidifies 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 attraction and we look forward to welcoming the many new tourists who will visit.”
Shaddy Gaad, Senior Marketing Manager – MENA, Guinness World Records™, said: “GWR is delighted to officially see The Palm Fountain breaking the title of the Largest fountain. This fountain is an example of another milestone in Dubai’s architectural achievements and we are excited to declare it Officially Amazing™.”
Chafic Najia, Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company Middle East, said: “We are thrilled to be part of this global-first, as the World’s Largest Fountain hosts two choreographed award-winning songs from two of our most beloved Disney movies. We are pleased to have our iconic songs as part of The Palm Fountain’s regular programming to give UAE families and Disney fans another unique local Disney touchpoint to enjoy.”
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About The Pointe (www.ThePointe.ae)
The Pointe is an iconic waterfront dining and entertainment destination managed by Nakheel Malls. Home to many local concepts, The Pointe is located on the trunk of Palm Jumeirah with a publicly accessible pristine beach area for hours of fun in the sun. The destination spans 1.4 million square feet with a mix of food, entertainment and lifestyle offerings to be enjoyed from before sunrise to the break of dawn. The Pointe is also home to a 1.5-kilometer promenade for sporting activities and leisurely strolls, the infamous Guy Fieri dine-in cinema by Reel Cinemas, a children’s play area in the flagship of Cheeky Monkeys, a convenient Union COOP supermarket, gyms and fitness centers, beauty salons and unique gifting concepts, as well as a car park for 1,400 vehicles. The Palm Fountain at The Pointe is a spectacular, colourful dancing fountain offering stunning, daily shows.
About Nakheel (www.nakheel.com)
Dubai-based Nakheel is a world-leading master developer whose innovative, landmark projects form an iconic portfolio of master communities and residential, retail, hospitality and leisure developments that are pivotal to realising Dubai’s vision. Nakheel’s waterfront projects, including the world-famous, award-winning Palm Jumeirah, have added more than 300 kilometres to Dubai’s original, 70km coastline, paving the way for the development of hundreds of seafront homes, resorts, hotels and attractions.
Nakheel’s master developments span 15,000 hectares, accommodate nearly 300,000 people and provide a growing range of destinations, attractions and facilities for Dubai’s citizens, residents and tourists. They include Palm Jumeirah, The World, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Village, Al Furjan, The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, Dragon City, Nad Al Sheba Villas, Warsan Village, International City and the upcoming Deira Islands – a new destination for tourism, living and leisure at Dubai’s oldest, most traditional trading hub.
Nakheel Malls owns and operates a diverse range of world-class retail experiences with a distinct portfolio of iconic lifestyle, shopping, dining and entertainment destinations across Dubai. Palm Jumeirah is home to Nakheel Mall, Golden Mile Galleria, The Pointe, Club Vista Mare and The Palm Monorail, with upcoming projects including The Palm Fountain, The View and Palm West Beach. Nakheel Malls’ expanding portfolio also includes distinguished, large-scale shopping centres such as Ibn Battuta Mall and Dragon Mart, as well as a retail Pavilions at six Nakheel residential communities. Upcoming projects include Souk Warsan, Al Khail Avenue and The Circle Mall.
Nakheel Hospitality’s project portfolio comprises a diverse range of hotels and resorts, including five star, luxury establishments, family-friendly resorts and stylish, modern hotels. Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall, Avani Ibn Battuta, ibis Styles Dragon Mart and Premier Inn Dragon Mart are operational, with the Riu Dubai – the first project to be completed at Deira Islands and the first of two international joint ventures under which Nakheel is bringing new hospitality concepts to Dubai in line with the government’s tourism vision – opening in 2020. The St. Regis Dubai – The Palm, part of Nakheel’s Palm Tower landmark mixed-use project at the heart of Palm Jumeirah, and Nakheel’s second joint venture, the Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai, are scheduled to open in 2021. Nakheel Hospitality’s project collection also includes a range of community clubs and restaurants across Dubai.
Nakheel’s Residential Leasing portfolio currently comprises 17,000 villas and apartments at The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, Al Furjan, Nad Al Sheba Villas, Palm Jumeirah, Badrah, Veneto and International City.