The Dubai Dancing Fountains Water Ballet is such a popular show that it attracts thousands of visitors every evening, but did you also know that to accompany this magical ballet of dancing fountains, a sound and light show is also projected on the facade of the Burj Khalifa?
Few people know it but the facade of the Burj Khalifa is also dressed in 28.7 km of cables, 1.1 million pixels, 118 tons of light beams and accessories, transforming the iconic tower into the biggest display screen in the world.
This building which is considered to be the tallest in the world to this day, never fails to seize an opportunity to break even more records and to impress the world with its spectacular light screens, now offers a whole new fascinating spectacle: the Burj Khalifa laser and light show.
The Laser and Light Show at Burj Khalifa
Every evening, the Burj Khalifa laser and light show begins very slowly just before the launch of the aquatic ballet. The LED bulbs come out and illuminate the lake with tiny shining lights, which makes the lake look a bit like a starlit sky. Then music starts playing and it’s Burj Khalifa’s turn to light up with all its LED bulbs, changing colour and then making the immensity of the tower shine of twinkling lights with laser jets.
The show is different every night, many times it pays homage to the rich traditions of the Middle East, showcases the nation’s heritage, its progress over the years and its future ambitions; you can expect to see projections of Arabic calligraphy, images symbolizing some official emblems of the United Arab Emirates such as the sand dunes representative of the desert, the flight of a falcon … this LED light show fits as well often in the news when it comes to celebrating the arrival of Ramadan or the Chinese New Year for example.
How to see the Burj Khalifa laser and light show?
The best place to attend this amazing free show is at the edge of the Burj Lake. There is a small bridge in front of the Burj Khalifa which leads to Souk Al Bahar. You can also watch from the terrace of one of the many cafes or from the back of Souk Al Bahar at Shakespeare and Co where there are not many tourists.
No need to elbows to be as close as possible, given the 828 meters high of the tower, the show can be appreciated all the more with a certain distance to better admire the play of sounds and lights projected on its facade.
As you might expect, the Burj Khalifa laser and light show is also part of the fireworks celebrations on New Year’s Eve with a dazzling sound and light show that can light up an area of almost 109,252 meters. square, transforming Downtown Dubai into one of the brightest spots in the world with 76.3 million lumens of brightness.
Burj Khalifa laser and light show hours
You can see this magnificent spectacle of laser lights projected onto the tower every hour from 6:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. on weekdays (Sunday to Wednesday), with extended projections every 30 minutes until 10:45 p.m. on weekends (Thursday to Saturday). ); a few minutes just before the launch of the Dubai Fountain lake show.
How to get there ?
The Burj Khalifa laser and Light Show sound and light show is projected on the facade of the majestic tower, it is a show that can be seen even from afar.
From the metro exit, take direction Dubai Mall, continue to the shopping center, then go straight to the Lower Ground Level (ground floor) and look for the Dubai Fountain, Burj Khalifa At The Top exit.