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Dubai Clock Tower 1971

 

An Ariel View of Dubai Clocktower in 1971

Deira Clocktower, 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.

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