Monday, 29 November 2021 03:45 GMT

Celebrate Austria's National Day in white and red with the world's largest fountain

(MENAFN- Mid-East.Info) Dubai: Join the celebrations of the Austrian National Day at The Pointe, Nakheel's iconic waterfront destination on Palm Jumeirah, on Thursday, 21 and Saturday, 23 October and enjoy two musical evenings with the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra and a dazzling show from The Palm Fountain. 

The events take place on The Pointe's Eastern promenade featuring Austria's national colours of white and red from 8 to 8.30 pm and 9.30 to 10 pm on both nights.

The orchestra will perform original musical scores such as Vienna Stays Vienna, Gold and Silver Waltz and The Blue Danube Waltz, with a special rendition dedicated to the UAE on 23 October.  

Omar Khoory, Chief Assets Officer, Nakheel, said:“We are honoured to add Austria's National Day to The Pointe's calendar of cultural celebrations, and look forward to this unique collaboration between The Palm Fountain and the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra as they join forces to deliver a special and very memorable performance. The Pointe continues to differentiate itself as a destination that champions multi-culturalism and celebrates diversity. This show is testament to that, and we can't wait to welcome residents and visitors in joining us for this first-of-its kind celebration at The Pointe.” 

Robert Gröblacher, Director Middle East Austrian National Tourist Office said:“We are delighted to partner with Nakheel and The Pointe for this special occasion. Austria is a country with a rich cultural and musical heritage and with the special performance of the Schloss Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra and the spectacular fountain show by Nakheel we want to bring a special piece of Austria to the visitors of the Pointe.”

Helmut Döller, Director of the Austria pavilion at the Expo 2020, said:“Apart from its rich cultural history, Austria is also known as a country of innovation, economy and technology. And if you want to delve further into what Austria has to offer, we invite you to visit the Austrian pavilion located in the opportunity district of the Expo 2020.”

Make the most of the evenings by combining fountain shows and food by booking a restaurant along the East promenade.  Choose from a world of cuisines from dining favourites such as Chalet Berezka, Samakje, Chicago Meat Packers, Aiza, Qasab, Fnajeen and more. 

Parking and transport

Customers are encouraged to use taxis or park at Nakheel Mall and use free daily shuttle buses to The Pointe, available every half an hour from 5 pm to 12 midnight.  

Free shuttle buses to The Pointe are available across Palm Jumeirah hotels and residences and various locations in Al Barsha, Al Sufouh and Jumeirah Beach Residences. For the full shuttle bus service schedule, visit: health and safety measures will be observed during the festivities. Social distancing markers are in place across The Pointe, and regular sanitisation will continue to take place throughout. All visitors must wear a mask.


  • Event – Austrian National Day
  • Date – 21 and 23 October 2021
  • Timings – 8 to 8.30 pm and 9.30 to 10 pm
  • Location – East promenade, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah

About The Pointe :

The Pointe is an iconic waterfront dining and entertainment destination managed by Nakheel Malls. Located on the trunk of Palm Jumeirah, it is home to The Palm Fountain, the Guinness World Records™ title holder of the world's largest fountain, which offers spectacular daily shows to visitors and residents from 6pm onward. The Pointe comprises a publicly accessible pristine beach area for hours of fun under the sun and a 1.5-kilometre promenade for sporting activities and leisurely strolls. The pet-friendly destination spans 1.4 million square feet and offers round-the-clock entertainment, fine dining and lifestyle offerings. The Pointe is also home to Reel Cinemas featuring a dine-in experience by culinary star Guy Fieri, Cheeky Monkeys' flagship kids' play concept, a children's playground, a Union COOP supermarket, gyms and fitness centres, beauty salons and unique gifting concepts. Car parking facilities can accommodate up to 1,400 vehicles and The Pointe monorail station is set to inaugurate soon.

About Nakheel:

Dubai-based Nakheel is a world-leading master developer whose innovative, landmark projects form an iconic portfolio of master communities and residential, retail, hospitality and leisure developments that are pivotal to realising Dubai's vision. Nakheel's waterfront projects, including the world-famous, award-winning Palm Jumeirah, have added more than 300 kilometres to Dubai's original, 70km coastline, paving the way for the development of hundreds of seafront homes, resorts, hotels and attractions. Nakheel's master developments span 15,000 hectares, accommodate nearly 300,000 people and provide a growing range of destinations, attractions and facilities for Dubai's citizens, residents and tourists. They include Palm Jumeirah, The World, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Village, Al Furjan, The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, Dragon City, Nad Al Sheba Villas, Warsan Village, International City and the upcoming Deira Islands – a new destination for tourism, living and leisure at Dubai's oldest, most traditional trading hub. 

Nakheel Malls owns and operates a diverse range of world-class retail experiences with a distinct portfolio of iconic lifestyle, shopping, dining and entertainment destinations across Dubai. Palm Jumeirah is home to The Pointe, featuring the world's largest fountain, The Palm Fountain, as well as Nakheel Mall, Golden Mile Galleria, Club Vista Mare, The Palm Monorail, Palm West Beach, and the recently opened observation deck, The View, at the top of The Palm Tower.  Nakheel Malls' expanding portfolio also includes distinguished, large-scale shopping centres such as Ibn Battuta Mall, Dragon Mart, Souk Al Marfa and Circle Mall, and retail Pavilions at eight Nakheel residential communities. Nakheel Hospitality's project portfolio comprises a diverse range of hotels and resorts, including five star, luxury establishments, family-friendly resorts and stylish, modern hotels. The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall, Avani Ibn Battuta, ibis Styles Dragon Mart, Premier Inn Dragon Mart and the Riu Dubai are open, with the Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai opening in 2021. Nakheel Hospitality's project collection also includes a range of community clubs and restaurants across Dubai. Nakheel Residential Leasing's portfolio currently comprises 17,000 villas and apartments at The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, Al Furjan, Nad Al Sheba Villas, Palm Jumeirah, Badrah, Veneto and International City. 

About the Austrian National Tourist Office :

The Austrian National Tourist Office (ANTO) is Austria's national tourism organization. Since 1955 the main objective of this association has been the promotion of vacation country Austria. ANTO's central goal is to secure and expand tourism country Austria's competitiveness in cooperation with all Austrian tourism partners. By doing so, ANTO contributes essentially to increasing Austria's market share in international tourism.


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