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Tourists in shock as world's largest fountain closes in Dubai

11:03 PM | 16 May, 2023
Tourists in shock as world's largest fountain closes in Dubai

DUBAI - In what can rightly be called a 'tragic turn of events for visitors, the world's largest fountain was closed after the final shows last weekend. 

The Palm Fountain at The Pointe in Dubai, United Arab Emirates captivated the attention of travellers and visitors for the final time last week. The closure was confirmed by an announcement posted online.

A spokesperson for Nakheel, the developer behind the iconic entertainment spot, said the decision was taken "after careful consideration and planning" without revealing the exact details behind the massive move. 

"Nakheel remains committed to providing the best experiences possible to Dubai's citizens, residents and visitors," the spokesperson added.

The dancing fountain was situated on the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah and has been a popular go-to spot for residents and visitors for the last couple of years. The fountain spanning 14,000 square meters boasts over 3,000 LED lights, and 7,500 nozzles, and is used to throw water in the air up to 105 meters with 128 super shooters.

When it was thrown open to the public in October 2020, it was officially named the world’s largest fountain by Guinness World Records; the Dubai Fountain in Downtown Dubai earlier retained the title.

The fountain featured a mixture of classic and contemporary tracks spanning Arabic, Indian, Russian, Chinese, English and American numbers and mesmerized the attendees.

On events like the UAE National Day and the Irish St Patrick’s Day, special shows were arranged which attracted people from across the emirate.

Besides attracting the public with fountains, the site has also been a venue for spectacular fireworks displays on special occasions including New Year.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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