4 Magical Must-See Light Shows In Dubai in 2022
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Magical Light Shows In Dubai

1. Dubai Festival City Mall
2. Wafi Mall
3. Dubai Fountain
4. Khalifa light show

Although the country is known far and wide for its technological innovations, the Dubai light shows stand a class apart. These spectacular marvels, with their light, sound and water synchronization, take one on an unparalleled multisensory journey. From the history of the Emirates to the ancient Egyptian civilization, these light shows bring together stories from across the globe.

Among all the light shows in Dubai City, the Dubai Fountain show stands out as the biggest spectacle. With its fountain jets rising to heights of over 140 meters, this fantastic choreographed fountain system is truly a spectacle to behold. Set directly behind it is the towering Burj Khalifa, whose laser show is known far and wide as well. Dubai Festival City, on the other hand, presents Imagine, a multi-dimensional light and sound show in the company of water jets and 3D projections, while Wafi Mall showcases the ‘Return of the Pharaohs’ show on a daily basis. Interestingly, all of the light shows in Dubai are absolutely free of cost and do not require tickets.

Here is the list of light shows in Dubai:

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Wafi Mall

Image Credit : dubaifestivalcitymall.com

Light and Sound show: Projected against the pyramids in the Wafi Mall courtyard, the Wafi Light and Sound Shows whisks it's spectators back to Ancient Egypt. The show, titled 'The Return of the Pharaohs', dwells on anecdotes from the now-dead civilization.

One of the oldest of Dubai light shows the state-of-the-art technology used in the Wafi light show was unprecedented when the show first commenced. Besides, the outdoor-themed ambience of the show adds quite the magic to the whole experience.

Location: Wafi - Oud Metha Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Show timings: 
Sunday to Wednesday: 07.00 PM and 08.30 PM
Thursday to Saturday: 07.00 PM, 08.00 PM, 09.00 PM, 10.00 PM

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02

Imagine-Dubai Festival City Mall

As the sun goes down on Festive Bay, emerges Imagine with all guns blazing. This record-breaking extravaganza harnesses the power of light, fire and water to create one of the most spectacular light shows in Dubai. Here, storytelling and technology combine to achieve new heights. 3D projections and 360-degree fountains add to the magic of the experience.

It is one of Dubai’s top free attractions as well. You can sit by the Bay and catch the light show as a theatrical experience, or dine at any of the waterfront eateries as you enjoy it as well.

Location:  Crescent Dr - Dubai Festival City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

imings
: 06.00 PM- 11.00 PM, once every hour, each day of the week

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03

Burj Khalifa Light Show

An engineering marvel, the Burj Khalifa light show topped the Guinness charts as the largest laser show on a single structure. One of the most grandiose Dubai light shows, thousands of LED light and laser displays paint out elaborate patterns and colors on the towering structure, creating a mesmerizing sight against the dark sky.

The tower also puts on special themed displays at festivals and momentous national and international occasions.

Location
:1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings: 
Thursday to Saturday: Every half an hour between 07.45 PM and 10.45 PM; schedule subject to change

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Dubai Fountain

Without a doubt, the biggest of Dubai light shows, the Dubai fountain is as grand as a spectacle could be. This architectural masterpiece details the history of the Emirates through a spectacular display of lights, sound, and water. Spread across 30 massive acres, this choreographed fountain is the biggest light and sound show anywhere in the world.

The Dubai Fountain show can be enjoyed from anywhere in the vicinity, whether it be the Dubai Lake borders or the Burj Khalifa. The Fountain has recently initiated a Boardwalk as well, allowing spectators to get closer to the Fountain. Spectators can also choose to catch the show from a traditional Abra, which is regarded as the best and most intimate way of watching the fountain performance.

Location: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Timings
: Every 30 minutes between 06.00 PM and 11.00 PM, on all days of the week

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People Also Ask About Dubai

  1. What time is the Burj Khalifa light show?

    The timings of the Burj Khalifa light show changes from year to year. Presently the show runs six times each day- every half an hour between 07.45 PM and 10.45 PM, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday only. However, it would be advisable to enquire before arriving for the show.

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  2. How much does it cost for the Burj Khalifa light show?

    Like all Dubai light shows, the Burj Khalifa light show is absolutely free of cost.
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  4. What time does Dubai Fountain start?

    Probably the biggest of all light shows in Dubai, the Dubai Fountain show runs every half an hour between 06.00 PM and 11.00 PM, on all days of the week.
  5. Where can I watch the Burj Khalifa light show?

    The Burj Khalifa light show does not have a separate seating area, but can be enjoyed from anywhere. Being the tallest building in the city- and also the world- the tower is visible from pretty much everywhere in Dubai. For the best experience, it would be advisable to watch the show from the Dubai Fountain, so one can catch both the laser show and the fountain show one after the other.

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