Bits and Bleeps: An Interview with composer Christopher Tin

The classical music market is just one example. Baba Yetu is also featured in the Dubai Fountain, a giant interactive display that gets millions of visitors every year. “It’s created a lot of exposure for the game.”

Fountains of Bellagio continue to amaze visitors

A crowd of people gathers at the Bellagio lake's edge, watching as a spherical puff of white fog rises above the surface, dissipating quickly in the afternoon sun. It's only a routine test, a small demonstration of the way fog is created during the Fountains of Bellagio show.
Dubai Fountain

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"Although I can't hear the music played by the Dubai Fountain, I could feel the vibration of the water which put me in a different frame of mind, one full of happiness and hope," she said. "I have [seen] on TV the tallest building in Dubai, but nothing can describe the feeling when you [are] under the giant Burj Khalifa or when you see the whole of Dubai from the top," he added. "Dubai has many beautiful places and buildings, but Burj Khalifa was the one I wanted to see."
Dubai fountain

World’s highest fireworks usher in New Year in UAE

The clock struck 12 in Dubai and the city’s iconic tower Burj Khalifa sparkled in the lustre of a thousand lights, fireworks and laser beams. 2011 was born. During the evening, specially set up LED screens relayed New Year celebrations from other parts of the world, and The Dubai Fountain performed its roster of musical performances, this time, with fire elements adding to the spectacle.

Wing it to Dubai

Keen to gain more insight into Dubai's small avian miracle, I arrange to meet Pratha Sawaradekar, a guide from tour company Arabian Adventures. He hails from India and is enthusiastic to show me his adopted city. Sawaradekar greets me in front of the Dubai Fountain, a water feature so vast gardeners navigate it by boat. "Dubai has as much water as oil," he explains, ushering me into the cool of a waiting van.
Moonlight Rainbow Fountain

Fountains make a colorful, controversial splash

Fountains across the capital have begun to gush forth after the dry winter months, and they’re more varied in presentation, style and cost than ever. Some dance to classical music with powerful pumps and multicolored lights, while others make frolicking children shriek in delight as they suddenly spurt up out of the ground.
Dubai fountain

ABB the driving force behind world's tallest fountain Dubai Fountain

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has provided solutions that help the Dubai Fountain reach great heights in the most energy-efficient way. Due to the fast delivery and strong working relationship with Emaar and the consultant on the Burj Khalifa project, ABB was subsequently awarded the Dubai Fountain electrification project, which is part of the Burj Khalifa complex.
Downtown Burj Khalifa

Escape to a romantic Valentine’s Day retreat at The Palace – The Old Town

This Valentine’s Day head to The Palace – The Old Town to celebrate a romantic evening like never before. Amongst the numerous offerings the hotel has planned for couples on the day is a tailor-made package called ‘Sweet Suite Package’. The hotel, overlooking Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, will present ‘Sweet Suite Package’ to three couples only.
Burj Khalifa

Is Dubai Back from the Brink With the Launch of the Burj Khalifa?

In case you weren’t in Dubai last month and you missed Emaar Properties’ announcement that their ‘obelisk’ Burj Khalifa, (the tallest building in the world), has reached completion, we thought we’d tell you all about the party that they threw in celebration! But is Dubai back from the brink with the launch of this tower? Well, one thing is certain, Dubai certainly isn’t going down without a fight!
Dubai has a choice between remaining a commercial hub or evolving as a civil society by taking tangible action to alleviate the condition of labourers Image Credit: Bloomberg

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Dubai has a choice between remaining a commercial hub or evolving as a civil society by taking tangible action to alleviate the condition of labourers

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