Deira Clocktower (Arabic: دوار الساعة ديرة), originally referred to as the Dubai Clocktower, is a roundabout in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Clocktower is located in eastern Dubai in Deira, at the intersection of Umm Hurrair Road and route D 89 (Al Maktoum Road). Situated in the locality of Al Rigga, the Deira Clocktower, now a prominent monument in Deira, provides access to the Al Maktoum Bridge, the first land crossing constructed between Deira and Bur Dubai.
Dubai Clocktower was designed by engineer Edgar Bublik, General Manager of Overseas AST, and constructed by an ECC local builder around 1964. By 1972 the monument had started to crack and corrode the steel reinforcements, as a result of the unwashed beach sand used for the concrete. The Clocktower was refurbished in 1972 by Overseas AST.
The Clocktower was erected as a symbol of Dubai and located in Deira because major routes into Dubai converged prior to the building of Dubai - Abu Dhabi Road.
The Deira Clock Tower can be reached by Dubai Metro. The nearest metro station is Al-Rigga on Red Line. The area around Deira clock tower is very important commercially, and includes the offices of major international airlines operating in UAE.
- Why was the Clock Tower built?. Dubaiasitusedtobe.com
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