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Deira Clock Tower

The Deira Clocktower, sometimes referred to as the Dubai Clocktower, is a roundabout in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Clocktower is located in eastern Dubai in Deira, at the intersection of Umm Hurair Road and Al Maktoum Road. Situated in the locality of Al Rigga, the Deira Clocktower, is a very prominent monument not only in Deira but in the whole of Dubai as well. In fact the roundabout is one of the remaining roundabouts that will stay for the longest time. Hence it provides access to the Al Maktoum Bridge, the first land crossing constructed between Deira and Bur Dubai.

Deira Clock Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo:Oyesan.Dino.Magkasi

Deira Clock Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo:Oyesan.Dino.Magkasi

Deira Clock Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo:Oyesan.Dino.Magkasi

Deira Clock Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo:Oyesan.Dino.Magkasi

Deira Clock Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo:Oyesan.Dino.Magkasi

Deira Clock Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo:Oyesan.Dino.Magkasi

Deira Clock Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo:Oyesan.Dino.Magkasi

Deira Clock Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo:Oyesan.Dino.Magkasi

Deira Clock Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo:Oyesan.Dino.Magkasi

Deira Clock Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo:Oyesan.Dino.Magkasi

Deira Clock Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo:Oyesan.Dino.Magkasi

Deira Clock Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo:Oyesan.Dino.Magkasi

Like many of Dubai’s early architectural projects, the Clocktower was constructed by Overseas AST in around 1964. However, by 1972, the monument had started to crack and corrode,  the steel reinforcements started to mellow, as a result of the unwashed beach sand used for the concrete. Therefore, the Clocktower was refurbished in 1972.Dubai’s Clocktower is located in Deira but was not called Deira Clocktower.The Clocktower was erected as a symbol of Dubai and located in Deira because that was where major routes into Dubai converged prior to the building of Dubai – Abu Dhabi Road.

PHOTOS : OYESAN DINO MAGKASI

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