Dubai Municipality has started the development of the Deira Clocktower roundabout to improve its aesthetic appeal by integrating hard floors with greenery and multi-coloured lighting along with upgrading the design of the water fountain.

Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said: “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.”

He said the project also comes in line with Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, which outlines a detailed strategy for sustainable urban development in the Emirate of Dubai with a focus on boosting the quality of life and happiness of people, as well as reinforcing the Emirate’s global competitiveness.

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 multi-coloured 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 Deira Clocktower roundabout is a significant historical and architectural landmark and is one of the most stunning clock towers across the globe.

The clocktower, which was built in 1963, 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 the Emirate of 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. – TradeArabia News Service