The Deira Clock Tower in Dubai.


Dubai’s iconic Deira Clock Tower to undergo major renovation

The iconic Deira Clock Tower roundabout is set to undergo a major renovation that is going to take three months to complete, according to the Dubai Municipality.

The project aims to “improve the aesthetic appeal” of the famous roundabout and water fountain, said Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality. Renovation work has begun.

Al Hajri said that once the upgrade is completed, the modernized Deira Clock Tower will have multi-coloured lighting and decorative greenery. It will also have hard flooring. Its fountain will also get a modern makeover.

The upgrade is part of Dubai’s “high-level sustainable urban planning”, Al Hajri said, adding that other prominent landmarks in Dubai are also set to undergo development work as part of the 2040 Urban Master Plan launched by the Dubai Ruler.

The Deira Clock Tower was built in 1963 and was the first land passage between Deira and Bur Dubai. It is located at the intersection of Al Maktoum Street and Umm Hurair Street.

The Deira Clock Tower in Dubai in the 1960s.

The landmark features a gigantic timepiece that is managed by luxury watch brand Omega. The giant clock has GPS sensors and a high-tech dial that doesn’t require manual operation. The clock is reportedly a gift to the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, then Dubai Ruler. ICA/Expat Media

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