Published on: 12/19/2018

Abu Dhabi's Volcano Fountain

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If you ask anyone who has lived in Abu Dhabi for more than a decade, about Abu Dhabi, they will tell you a story about Abu Dhabi and Volcano Fountain, It was like how Burj Khalifa is for present generation everyone used to visits and takes photo by standing nearby, it was a wonder during that time. 

The smell of mist, sea, grass garden and smoke of vehicles - That is the unique Abu Dhabi corniche. Place where people comes to relax, walk and spend their time with friends and families.

Volcano fountain was Built in the 1980s, elevated on a circular pier on the Corniche near the foot of Muroor, the fountain looked like something from The Flintstones, “a page right out of history”.

Volcano fountain is also known as Al Shallal (waterfall in Arabic), the stone-paved fountain, surrounded by tiered gardens with flights of stairs leading up to its base, was lit up at night to give the cascading water the appearance of lava.

Vendors sold fried peanuts, fresh chips, ice cream, newspapers and balloons, and photographers snapped pictures of people posing in front of it, much as they now do at the Burj Khalifa.

Read more about history of Abu Dhabi Corniche

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