WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE FOUNTAIN
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
What is the most expensive fountain in the world?
Dubai is certainly a place of
elegance, boldness, and a land where things are expensive. So it’s not
surprising that this is where the world’s most expensive fountain can be found.
This fountain, which exudes sophistication and cost quite a chunk of change to
make, is appropriately named Dubai Fountain.
Dubai Fountain lies in good company in the Downtown
Burj Dubai development project, in which the Dubai Mall and humongous Burj Dubai
skyscraper also sit. The fountain jets shoot up and down to the backdrop of
classical music. Often, superlights and color projectors are also used to make
for a truly unique and fantastic show! The fountain itself is over 900 feet long
and the jets can spray up to 500 feet high, shooting as much as 22,000 gallons
of water at any given time. Dubai Fountain was constructed by WET Design, the
same company that designed another famous fountain in another bold and
spectacular city, Fountains of Bellagio, in Las Vegas. You can walk by and see
it yourself for free. But the Dubai Fountain cost a whopping $217 million to
The announcement that the costly structure was to
be built was made in June 2008. It was also during that ceremony that the
government announced the fountain was yet unnamed. The government would hold a
contest where entrants could suggest a name for the chance of winning 100,000
dirham (which is about $27,226 USD.) 15 contestants entered with the name “Dubai
Fountain” and apparently, it stuck. Those contest winners split the prize total.