Dubai would not be the same if not the eagerness to be the best in the world, to be the biggest, the fastest, the longest or the tallest. Have you known UEA holds over 150 records in Guinness World Record classification? From all of them the most spectacular in my opinion  would be New Year celebration in Dubai in 2014 which involved 479 651 choreographed firework effects and the most healthy record I guess would be that one from May 2014 when 8675 diabetes screenings were conducted in Dubai Mall in just eight hours.

However I bet many people identify Dubai with the highest building in the world, the 828-metre Burj Khalifa. There is another record also linked to it. In 2011 Alain Robert, the French “Spider-Man”, climbed the world’s tallest tower in 6 hours. Impressive, isn’t it?




The Dubai Fountain, located outside the mall, performs daily. The fountain shoots water jets as high as 150 metres which is an equivalent to the 50-storey building. The beam of light from the fountain can be seen from over 20 kilometres away, I suppose it can be seen from the space. Would you be surprised if I add it can be the brightest spot in the Middle East? What am I saying, it could be even in the entire world. 😉

There are a lot of people who gather at the lake around 6 p.m. However, according to the website, the show is supposed to start every 30 minutes.


The journey to the top starts in Dubai Mall where you can find the entrance. Queues are not that long however it is good to book your ticket in advance. I am always interested to see the view over the city in daylight as well as in the night. The only option to do so is pick the right time. In Dubai it was 6 p.m., the sun is usually down around 6:30 p.m.