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All About Burj Khalifa Lake
Nestled at the base of Burj Khalifa complex between the world’s largest shopping mall and the world’s tallest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa Lake sits minutes from the United Arab Emirates’ most famous waterfront on the eastern edge of the Persian Gulf. Set against the backdrop of Dubai’s twinkling, opulent skyline, the 12-hectare artificial lake is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. From its brilliant turquoise waters to its striking design — five varying-sized circles and two arcs — Burj Khalifa Lake draws visitors in search of calm waters under the Arabian sun.
On the lake itself, you’ll find the Dubai Fountain, which spans nearly 275 metres and is home to the Dubai Fountain Show — a spellbinding display of choreographed waters, international music, and gleaming lights. Boat rides on the lake and a stroll along the Dubai Fountain Boardwalk provide visitors with unique vantage points of the fountain show and the cityscape beyond. Burj Khalifa Lake’s prime location makes it a great starting point for exploring downtown Dubai, including the Dubai Mall, the Burj Khalifa observation deck, and the Dubai Opera.
The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Burj Khalifa Lake
Burj Khalifa Lake is open year-round, with the spectacular Dubai Fountain Show running daily through the seasons. Many events hosted in downtown Dubai take place earlier in the year, before the soaring summer temperatures reach their peak. August in particular can be uncomfortably hot and humid, but layers are always sensible due to the prominence of air conditioning in the United Arab Emirates.
One of the most popular times to rent apartments in the vicinity of Burj Khalifa Lake is during the winter months when the Dubai Shopping Festival takes place. The festival features discounts on merchandise, raffles, and prize drawings for big-ticket and luxury items, along with a range of activities and live shows. In the spring, the city hosts the annual Dubai Food Festival, highlighting the city’s vibrant culinary scene.
Top things to do in Burj Khalifa Lake
Dubai Fountain Show
With the breathtaking Dubai skyline as its setting, the nightly Dubai Fountain show is one of the largest choreographed fountains in the world, with jets propelling streams of water 150 metres into the air with synchronised music and dazzling colourful lights. The show typically runs every 30 minutes from the early evening. There are a number of places to watch the spectacular show, including the waterfront promenade in front of the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Fountain Boardwalk, or from a boat on the water itself.
Stepping onto a boat for a leisurely cruise on Burj Khalifa Lake offers a thrilling perspective of the soaring Burj Khalifa and its neighbouring high-rises and an up-close view of the Dubai Fountain. Gliding through the lake’s dazzling waters on a traditional wooden abra water taxi provides one-of-a-kind photo opportunities of the surrounding promenade and water show. A boat ride takes around 30 minutes.
Dubai Fountain Boardwalk
Floating on the waters of the Burj Khalifa Lake is the Dubai Fountain Boardwalk, a 272-metre-long platform in the shadow of the vertiginous Burj Khalifa. Take a stroll along the boardwalk for an up-close and personal view of the lake’s famous fountain show. Stop by at sunset for an even more magical sight, as the blazing Arabian sky plays its part in the jaw-dropping spectacle.