About King Fahd’s Fountain
King Fahd’s Fountain, also known as the Jeddah Fountain, is a fountain in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the tallest of its type in the world.
The fountain was donated to the city of Jeddah by King Fahd, hence its name. It was constructed between 1980 and 1983 and was launched in 1985.Located on the west coast of Saudi Arabia, the fountain jets water to a maximum height, according to different sources, of either 853 feet (260 m) or 1,024 feet (312 m) above the Red Sea. (Even at the lower figure, King Fahd’s Fountain would easily be the world’s tallest; the second-tallest is the Gateway Geyser in East St. Louis, Illinois, US, with a water height of about 630 feet (192 m).)