x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Dubai Fountain show with Whitney Houston song touches chord

Whitney Houston fans are impressed with an online video of the fountain show that features her song.

DUBAI // A YouTube video of a Dubai Fountain show synchronised to the late Whitney Houston's hit single I Will Always Love You has gone viral on Twitter and Facebook.

Online comments for the video, recorded last summer, have multiplied since the singer's death on Saturday.

The pop star was found dead in her room on the fourth floor of the Los Angeles Beverly Hilton Hotel, at the age of 48. She was known for her drug use and troubled marriage to singer Bobby Brown.

"This display is reminiscent of her incredible, beautiful voice and soul," said YouTube user JtaforJesus, while mcampeau11 quoted Arthur C Clarke by commenting: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic", adding, "this is magical!"

Iam_KingBryant5 said on Twitter: "After looking at the Dubai Fountains synchronised to Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You', it's a must I take a trip to Dubai." Sipsandspoonful described the video as "goosebumps - so moving!"

The Dubai Fountain performs daily shows by shooting water jets as high as 150 metres from five circles and two central arcs. It regularly synchronises the performances with Arabic, Indian and Italian songs such as Con te partiro by Andrea Bocelli.

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