The architectural splendors in Dubai are simply astounding. In this city that almost stands as the show piece of the United Arab Emirates, you can find the most astounding and remarkable works of modern architecture. The list is endless and everywhere you turn there is almost always something to marvel and something to admire.
In the heart of the city of Dubai where the traffic meets and turns away you can find a monument that is worthy of admiration; the Deira clock tower. It is not like the towering sky scrapers or the hotels on the ocean. It is far more subtle yet complex in design. A feature you will see even in the simplest structures in Dubai. The clock tower stands on a roundabout at Deira at the intersection of Umm Hurrair Road and Al Maktoum Road. The Deira clock tower has one other attraction; it is the access point to the famous Al Maktoum Bridge which proudly stands as the first land crossing that has been constructed between the region of Deira and the shopping hub of Bur Dubai.
The Deira clock tower is the artistic design of the engineer Edgar Bublik. The skillful hands of the creator of the clock tower, is sadly unknown as it was so long ago and no records exist of this person. The clock tower came to life in the year 1964 but has been renovated and reinforced over the years. It was designed as the symbol of Dubai and was located in Deira as that was the region where most of the routes converged into in the past. Today the clock tower can be accessed through the Dubai Metro from the Al Rigga on the Redline. Around the clock tower is a thriving commercial area which is certainly worth exploring.
When visiting Dubai stay at the Raffles Dubai, UAE. This is a very popular Dubai hotel thanks to its rich array of amenities, the luxurious surrounding and the delicious cuisines that range from Arabic to international. This luxury hotel Dubai has will certainly call you back to its doors time and time again.
Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.