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Amusing Monday: Dubai Fountain is a wondrous artform on a big lake

The Dubai Fountain, located on the 30-acre Burj Lake in downtown Dubai, is the largest choreographed fountain system in the world.

The amazing fountains combine music with the varying motion of water and lights to create a three-dimensional moving sculpture. The Dubai Fountain was created by WET Design, a California-based company that dreamed up the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas.

The video above was shot with five high-definition cameras from various angles. Be sure to watch it in full screen.

Some of the water jets in the Dubai Fountain can shoot water up to 450 feet in the air, which is the height of a 45-story building, according to a website sponsored by the nearby Dubai Mall in the United Arab Emirates. Two central arcs and five circles of varying sizes span out 900 feet. Up to 22,000 gallons of water can hang in the air at any moment.

The fountain, completed in 2010, was said to cost $217 million, according to various sources.

The fountains perform twice each afternoon with evening shows every half hour. Music ranges from contemporary Arabic to classical to pop music.

One could look at these fountains as an exercise in extravagance, like just about everything in Dubai, but I think I would really enjoy seeing this massive water feature in action.

Amusing Monday: Fun with pools and fountains

Imagine heading into a conference room at work for a meeting with your coworkers. As you step through the door, you find yourself in an outdoors setting with a swimming pool, lifeguard and sunbathers.

“Unfortunately many people don’t get to enjoy fun at the pool very often, so we brought the pool fun to them,” states a message accompanying the featured video. This remade conference room comes to us from HTH Pool Care, which sells products for treating and cleaning swimming pools.

As you can see in the video, some people took the fun seriously and jumped into the pool with their clothes on.

This same company also produced a video that shows a bunch of young people using water guns to reproduce a musical fountain like the world-famous Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas.

Here’s a video of the real Bellagio. This shower show features the song “Con Te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye)” by Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman.

Since it’s Halloween, I thought you might enjoy the following video featuring Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” at the Dubai Fountain, the world’s largest musical fountain. This water feature spans a 30-acre manmade lake and shoots water 900 feet into the sky, according to an entry in Wikipedia. This video and other scenes at the Dubai Fountain can be found on the YouTube website of bristolg.