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Photos: Dubai breaks world record for largest fountain

Neeraj Murali

Published on October 23, 2020 at 13.54

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Dubai broke the record for the world's largest fountain on Thursday, as the Gulf city seeks to boost its tourism sector amid the coronavirus pandemic
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The Palm Fountain, which covers an area of 14,366 square feet (1,335 square metres), is located at The Pointe shopping and dining district on Palm Jumeirah, a man-made palm-shaped island
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Mask-clad people, in keeping with coronavirus safety measures, gathered on Thursday evening to watch a show of dancing jets of water, music and lights
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"GWR is delighted to officially see The Palm Fountain breaking the title of the Largest fountain," Shaddy Gaad, Senior Marketing Manager at Guinness World Records said in a statement
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"This fountain is an example of another milestone in Dubai's architectural achievements," it said, adding that Guinness was declaring it "Officially Amazing"
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Dubai already holds a string of world record titles -- including the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, and the fastest police car in service, a Bugatti Veyron
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The city that attracts millions of tourists had already one of the largest fountains in the world near Burj Khalifa
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The shows are 3 minutes long - with 5 different shows running each day every 30 minutes
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