Palm Fountain of Dubai sets Guinness World Record

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The Palm Fountain in Dubai has secured the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest fountain. 

Spread over 14,000 sq ft of seawater at The Pointe on Palm Jumeirah, the fountain has 7,500 nozzles that can shoot up water even up to a height of 105 metres. Over 3,000 LED lights in various colours have also been installed. The 3-minute striking show is held every 30 minutes.

Scores of people turn up to watch the spectacular show of dancing jets of water to the beats of songs from various parts of the world.

The Palm Fountain is the only multi-coloured fountain in Dubai. Authorities have said that it would remain open for the public all-around the year.

“This is another milestone in the architectural achievements of Dubai," said senior marketing manager Shaddy Gaad of Guinness World Record.

The Banpo Moonlight Rainbow Fountain in South Korea held the Guinness World Record for the largest fountain until now.

The inauguration of the Palm Fountain along with a stunning dance show, DJ and fireworks was held last week, while strictly adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines.

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Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, and Bugatti Veyron, the world's fastest police car, are the other two attractions from Dubai that had earlier made it to the Guinness World Record.

British artist Sacha Jafri set the record for the biggest art canvas (1,595sqmt) in Dubai last month.

However, Dubai was also affected by the COVID-19 crisis and the GDP dropped to 3.5 per cent in the first quarter. Though Dubai is yet to be completely free from the pandemic, the tourism sector and businesses have reopened.

Around 16 million tourists had visited Dubai last year. The objective is to attract 20 million tourists.

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