As you would expect, the world's tallest fountain is in Dubai. As you would expect, it's next to the world's tallest building. And as you would expect, it's as over-the-top as everything else there.
The fountain sits by the Burj Dubai and reaches 150m up in the air. It was built for $US217 million by WET Design — the same company that created the one at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. The 274m-long water-show uses 6600 lights, 50 coloured projectors and hundreds of servos, all computer-controlled and synchronised with music to offer the most sophisticated water entertainment since Zeus decided to impregnate Danaë. [Dark Roasted Blend]