Are you wondering where the best place to watch the Dubai Fountains is? If so, this blog post will give you all the top locations.
If you’re visiting Dubai, one of the must-see attractions is the amazing Dubai Fountains… But knowing the best place to watch the Dubai Fountains can make sure your trip is even more enjoyable.
The Dubai Fountains can also get quite busy, so finding the best places to watch the Dubai Fountains ahead of time is useful too!
You’ll definitely want to make sure you find the best place to watch The Dubai Fountains, so you get an incredible view!
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.
Anyway, let’s get into it! We’ll include lots of places to watch the Dubai Fountains on our list, to give you plenty of variety.
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’s definitely one of the best places to watch the Dubai Fountains.
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!
Next on our list of the best places to watch the Dubai Fountains, it’s in the water itself! Right beside the fountains.
You can’t really get closer to the fountains than being inside the water when they launch! This is truly one of the best places to watch the Dubai Fountains.
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! A definite contender for the best places to watch the Dubai Fountains.
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.
Dubai Opera House (kind of)
Outside the Dubai Opera House, you’ll find an outdoor meadow / field, which is raised up to the perfect height for watching the Dubai Fountains.
This makes our list of the best places to watch the Dubai Fountains because it’s completely free, and it’s also a little walk away from the crowds of the Dubai Mall.
It’s one of the best places to watch the Dubai Fountains for people who want to relax, sit down, and just soak it all in.
Time Out Market
Next on our list of the best places to watch the Dubai Fountains, it’s Time Out Market.
If you’ve never been to Time Out Market before, it’s an indoor food market with lots of amazing food stalls to try and enjoy.
But alongside the indoor market, they also have the most incredible outdoor balcony with seating… and epic views of the Dubai Fountains.
It’s only of the best places to watch the Dubai Fountains, and we love that you can dine whilst you watch them too!
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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
Next on our list of the best places to watch the Dubai Fountains, it’s the famous arabic bridge, right outside the mall.
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.
This is definitely one of the best places to watch the Dubai Fountains, but it’s also one of the busiest – so be mindful of crowds!
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. It’s a great choice for the best places to watch the Dubai Fountains.
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.
This is definitely one of the best places to watch the Dubai Fountains. And it feels extra special too.
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.
The NIKE store in the Dubai Mall
This next suggestion for the best places to watch the Dubai Fountains, is a bit of a hidden gem.
If you head to the biggest Nike store in the Dubai Mall, you’ll find that their windows overlook the fountains, and you have a pretty amazing view.
Nike have even laid out seats and stools for guests to sit on whilst they watch!
This is one of the best places to watch the Dubai Fountains because it’s a bit hidden away, but also it’s indoors (and airconned!).
The Address Downtown Hotel
If budget is no object, then one of the best places to watch the Dubai Fountains is from a room at The Address Downtown Hotel.
This hotel is a big part of the skyline in downtown Dubai, and it overlooks the fountains in the perfect location.
If you have a fountain view room, then you’ll be treated to amazing views of the fountains right from the comfort of your balcony. How wonderful is that?
Read our review of The Address Downtown by clicking here.
SALT, Dubai Mall
Next on our list of the best places to watch the Dubai Fountains, it’s the restaurant ‘Salt’, located just outside the Dubai Mall.
Salt is a really affordable restaurant, selling delicious burgers, so if you fancy watching the fountains with a meal to hand – then it’s a great spot!
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.
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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!
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