Deira Clocktower

Deira Clocktower opened after reconstruction

A historical landmark – the Deira Clocktower – was opened in Dubai after reconstruction. It is specified that the cost of works cost 10 million dirhams.

The famous tower, which adorns the Deira neighbourhood, received a new look. A coloured fountain became the central element of the composition. The frame of the structure was repainted and unique elements such as prefabricated reinforced concrete pebbles were added, while the flowerbeds were landscaped.

The roundabout intersection was decorated with wildflowers and palm trees. Thanks to new photo displays, the tower will be able to participate in public holidays and celebrations.

Deira Clocktower, also known as Dubai Clocktower, is located at the intersection of Umm Hurair Road and D89. It is an important architectural landmark that symbolises Dubai’s rapid economic success.

The iconic tower is located in the middle of a traffic junction near the Al Maktoum Bridge, the first land crossing to connect the Deira and Bur Dubai neighbourhoods. Before the Dubai-Abu Dhabi Highway was built, the tower also served as a junction where the main motorways leading to Dubai converged.

The tower was built in 1963. Years later, it still remains one of Dubai’s most beautiful and famous landmarks, marking the exit to the bridge. In addition, the clock mounted on the tower is visible from every road. In 1972, the tower was strengthened during the reconstruction, leaving the original architectural composition intact.

Source: Khaleej Times

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