Dubai to get new a dancing fountain
We love a good water show. So much so that we’ve seen almost every show that the Dubai Fountain has in its playset, at least five times. We’re also massive fans of the one at Dubai Festival City, it’s got a cool light show too, for those who haven’t been down to see it yet.
So, naturally we were pretty excited to hear that The Palm Jumeirah is getting its very own.
Spanning across 12,000 square metres, the US$18 million fountain forms part of the area’s new entertainment and dining destination, The Pointe.
Speaking on the news, the CEO of Nakheel Ali Rashid Lootah said: “Today’s signing is a major milestone for The Pointe, as it means work on its centrepiece – the fountain – is now underway, and we are one step closer to delivering this eagerly-anticipated destination.”
So are we.
While we wait for the attraction that is set to open before the end of the year, here are three indoor activities to try – because it’s far too hot to be outside and anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong or is speaking to you from their heated swimming pool – sup, Susan?
Ski Dubai, is of course the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East and since it opened in 2005 has been offering residents and tourists one of the most unique experiences in the region. It features a number of ski slopes, a ski school and opportunities to get up close and personal with real life penguins.
Where: Mall of the Emirates
Price: From AED250
IMG Worlds of Adventure
At a staggering 1.5 million square feet (that's around 28 football pitches), it is the world’s biggest indoor theme park – and it’s fully air-conditioned. The rollercoasters and attractions include “Predator”, which is a sheer drop of over 90 degrees and the white-knuckle “The Velociraptor”, which is 0-100 in 2.5 seconds.“Thor Thunder Spin” allows guests to battle Loki alongside Thor on a crazy floorless ride through fog, water and fountains.
Where: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road
Price: From AED257
Contact: 600 500 962, website
The game within a game features 21 different rooms spread throughout a cave-like arena, where the challenges aim to test those who dare try it out. Just a heads-up, you’re likely to be in stitches as you try to balance your way through the course as an amateur ninja warrior and juggle with the mind-boggling clues and puzzles, all at the same time.
Where: Bahar Plaza, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence
Price: AED80 per hr/per person on Sunday to Wednesday, AED100 per hr/per person on Thursday to Saturday
Contact: +9714 398 8438, website