Image title: UAE Al-Ain clock tower with flowers and blue sky

UAE Al-Ain 

clock tower with flowers and blue sky

Al Ain Clocktower stands in the roundabout of the same name in Al-Ain town centre. The falcon, symbol of the UAE stands atop a cube shaped clock, with four faces, two with Arabic numerals, and an observation room underneath, all supported by four sweeping concrete supports. At the bottom is a fountain. The clocktower dates from the 1960's and is one of the oldest structures in Al-Ain.

The structure needs repainting and the clock doesn't always show the correct time. It's a shame the authorities don't take better care of this graceful monument which is symbolises the national identity.

Postscript June 2004: The clock tower was removed and the roundabout replaced by an intersection with traffic lights. A new clock tower is to be built in the new park being built next to Sheikh Khalifa's palace.


UAE Al-Ain clock tower with flowers and blue sky



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Nikon Coolpix 990 digital camera. Taken from car window while stopped at traffic lights

Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi,

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