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Restoration of Deira Clocktower roundabout has begun

Built in 1963, the Deira Clocktower roundabout is a significant historical and architectural landmark in the city

The Dubai Municipality has started development works on the Deira Clocktower roundabout. The project involves the renovation of the roundabout to improve its aesthetic appeal by integrating hard floors with greenery and multicolored lighting along with upgrading the design of the water fountain.

The project is said to reflect the municipality’s commitment to leverage its full potential to support sustainable urban development that meets Dubai’s futuristic urban and economic development goals and plans.

“Dubai Municipality has set development plans for all the prominent landmarks across the Emirate, including Deira Clocktower roundabout, which is one of the remarkable memorials and architectural landmarks that city is known for. By maintaining Dubai’s historical and architectural landmarks, and safeguarding them for future generations, this project helps the Municipality to achieve its objectives of implementing high-level sustainable urban planning that will improve the city’s appeal,” said H.E. Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality.

He noted that the project aligns wit the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, which outlines a detailed strategy for sustainable urban development in Dubai, with a focus on boosting the quality of life and happiness of people, as well as reinforcing the city’s global competitiveness.

In early October 2022, Dubai Municipality shared an update on a beach rehabilitation project and, in late January 2023, it launched a 3D underground scanning project in Dubai.

The Deira Clocktower roundabout is a significant historical and architectural landmark and is said to be one of the most stunning clock towers across the world. The clocktower was built in 1963 and holds a significant position in history as it was the first land passage between Deira and Bur Dubai, and is located at the intersection of Umm Hurair Street and Al Maktoum Street, one of the most important crossroads in Dubai. Before the construction of the Dubai-Abu Dhabi Road, it served as the initial point of junction for the main highways heading to Dubai.

Eng. Jabir Al Ali, Director of General Maintenance Department at Dubai Municipality stated that the project, which will last for three months, includes decorative gardening, replacing old floors with hard floors, implementing multicolored lighting, and revamping the fountain.

Dubai Municipality will ensure that the new modern design of the roundabout matches Dubai’s theme, while also preserving the old structure of the clocktower roundabout without interrupting its historical or architectural significance, the statement concluded.

In early April 2023, the UAE activated e-signatures for engineering contracts.

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