Dubai’s latest shopping complex, The Dubai Mall, has opened The Waterfall, a 24-metre tall water feature situated next to The Grove, a key component of the retail centre.
Adorned with fibreglass sculptures of divers, and traversing all four levels of the indoor shopping precinct, The Waterfall is surrounded by coffee shops, encouraging shoppers to relax and enjoy views of Burj Dubai, the Dubai Fountain on the 30-acre Burj Dubai Lake and The Address, Downtown Burj Dubai.
The Waterfall comprises two cylindrical structures, 30 metres in diameter and 24 metres high, with an overhead reservoir feeding the recycled water. Well-lit in the night and designed to reflect sunlight by day, mall management hope it will act as a complement to the Dubai Fountain, currently under construction on Burj Dubai Lake.
Mr Yousif Al Ali, General Manager, The Dubai Mall, said: “These [elements] highlight the historic preference of the region for aesthetic water features, and add to the appeal of the mall as a family destination.”
Designed by Singapore-based DPA Architects, The Waterfall is intended as a gateway for several waterfront restaurants planned for along the Burj Dubai Lake area, which will feature the Dubai Fountain, a water, light and music spectacle, 275 metres in length, and about 25 per cent larger in area than The Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas, Nevada, US.