A stunning new clock tower has risen up in the coastal city of Kalba. A series of fountains designed like a clock surround the tower. Twelve main fountains represent hours, while 60 smaller ones represent minutes.
His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the Clock Tower Square in Kalba on Thursday.
The 60-metre clock tower is in the middle of the square and designed in such a way that it can be seen from all parts of the city.
The tower features two viewing decks that offer unparalleled views of the coastal city. The first deck is located on the fifth floor at a height of 33 metres and has a restaurant for visitors. The second is 46 metres above the sea level and offers views of Kalba Lake, University of Sharjah, Kalba Commercial Centre, Qurum Reserve and the surrounding mountains.
The tower consists of seven floors, topped by a huge clock with a diameter of five metres.
The tower design was inspired by modern Islamic architecture, with a spacious dome covered with gilded mosaic. Various Islamic decorations deck the facades of the building.
The square has 940 parking spaces along the Corniche Street. A tunnel leads to the tower and features a number of murals of the most important ancient and modern landmarks of Kalba.
The Sharjah Ruler had laid the foundation stone for the project in April last year.
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