If you’re visiting Dubai, one of the must-see attractions is the amazing Dubai Fountains… And you’ll want to make sure you find the best place to watch The Dubai Fountains. The Dubai Fountains are located right next door to The Dubai Mall (another must-see attraction) so it’s super easy to get there in a taxi, and it’s really easy to work your way around too.
So where is the best place to watch the Dubai Fountains?
The good news is, there are lots of amazing places to watch the Dubai fountains! And the great thing about The Dubai Fountains is that there are many places to view them too, as they’re so big! They stretch all the way around a promenade, and so there are loads of places you can view them from different angles and perspectives (some are busier than others).
Here we’ll talk about the best place to view the Dubai Fountains, and where you can find the best views of the Dubai fountains around the Dubai Mall.
Get the sky views of The Dubai Fountains from The Burj Kalifa
First on my list of the best place to watch the Dubai Fountains, The Burj Kalifa! If you head into the Burj Kalifa observation deck, then you’ll be treated to some amazing views of the fountains from up above. It makes for a great photo opportunity, and it’s magical to watch the dubai fountains dancing away miles beneath your feet. There is obviously a price to see the fountains from this perspective, but you can book online in advance and usually get a reduced price.
It can get really busy around the Burj – so I’d recommend booking a skip-the-line tour that gives you access to all the levels (click here for my recommendation) it’ll make the experience completely fuss-free and easy, and you can focus on enjoying the views rather than queuing!
From the water inside a traditional Arabic boat!
You can’t really get closer to the fountains than being inside the the water when they launch! This is the ultimate ‘front row seat’ and this is a truly special place to watch the fountains from, and you really can’t get closer to the action! This is a really beautiful way and romantic way to see the fountains, and it’s so memorable!
Top tip! It can be tricky finding the right location for this tour because the mall area gets so busy during peak times. You can book tickets ahead of time by clicking here, they give you clear instructions, and I really recommend booking ahead as during peak times these tickets sell out fast.
Dine and watch the fountain views at Zeta Restaurant
Zeta restaurant is located in The Address Hotel Downtown, and overlooks the fountains with the most perfect views. You can avoid all the crowds of the mall and enjoy the dubai fountains in a peaceful and atmospheric restaurant instead. You don’t need to eat at the restaurant to enjoy the views either, you can just book a table for cocktails or drinks and enjoy the views all night long. Cocktails are around 60 DHS each, so about £11.
Dinner at the Burj Club
The Burj club is location in the Burj Kalifa and overlooks the Dubai Fountains. This is an amazing choice for couples, or people wanting to extend their fountains experience, as it’s super romantic and a great ‘date night’ idea. The fountains go off every 30 minutes, so you’ll be able to see at least 3 shows during your dinner sitting, depending how long you’re there for.
Fancy booking it? You can book observation deck tickets and dinner tickets at the Burj Club in one easy package (click here) and it’s a great choice if you want to enjoy the views whilst you enjoy some amazing food!
The close up view from the bridge
Outside the mall in the promenade overlooking the Dubai fountains, you’ll notice there’s a bridge crossing over the neighbouring hotel / mall. This bridge is one of the best place to watch the Dubai fountains – but it will get busy during peak times so you might want to get there about 15 minutes before the fountains are due to go off – so you can make sure you have the best spot at the front. The best thing about this place to watch the Dubai fountains, is how close you are – you’ll feel right in the middle of all the magic.
Book a VIP lounge overlooking the fountains
If you have the budget, I absolutely LOVE this option for watching the Dubai Fountains, it’s so romantic and a really luxurious, VIP option. Included in this tour you’ll get a private hotel pick-up in a luxury sports car, transfer to a special VIP entrance of the Burj Kalifa (no queuing!) and a window table in a luxury cocktail lounge on the 123rd floor of the Burj Kalifa to enjoy the view from.
It’s such a beautiful way to see the fountains, especially at sunset too. Click here to see this experience in more detail and book tickets.
Another sky high view from NEO’s bar inside The Address Downtown
Neo’s is a new bar on the top floor of The Address Hotel Dubai and offers some of the most amazing views over the mall, the Dubai fountains and the Burj Kalifa. How can you not love a view like this? Book a table for a couple of cocktails one evening, and enjoy watching the Dubai fountains from sky high.
Finally, ground floor at the mall!
Finally on my list of the best places to watch the Dubai Fountains, the mall! I saved the most obvious place to watch the Dubai fountains until last – as this is the place that’ll be most obvious when you arrive outside to watch the Dubai fountains. Once you leave the mall, you’ll notice there’s lots of space for crowds to gather and admire the fountains – and they do of course! All this space by the side of the fountains is one of the best places to watch the Dubai fountains, and you’ll get some of the best views from around the sides. You’ll also get to hear the music too, as you’re so close.
If you want to read about my other favourite things to do in Dubai and read-up on other amazing things to do in the city, click here.
If you’re visiting Dubai and want to make the most of all the sights and attractions – I’d recommend the hop-on and hop-off tour. It’s a great way to see the city and check out everything the city has to offer! Click here to book tickets to the bust tour in Dubai!