Sharjah: Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, recently presented the Clock Tower Square located at the intersection of Al Wahda Street and Corniche Street in Kalba to the Public.
While visiting the site for the Inauguration, Dr. Sheikh Sultan unveiled the memorial plaque marking the inauguration of the tower followed by the inauguration of the innovative water fountains surrounding the tower.
The Fountain which operates on the clock system, consists of 12 main fountains representing the number of hours and 60 sub-fountains representing the number of minutes.
The Sharjah Ruler also toured the corridors of the tower to see its most prominent facilities and contents and its distinctive views overlooking the city of Kalba.
The newly launched Clock Tower houses two balconies for sightseeing. The first, located on the fifth floor at a height of 33 meters, contains a restaurant for visitors. The second balcony, at 46 meters above sea level, provides a wonderful view of the city and its surrounding places such as Kalba Lake, University of Sharjah, Kalba Commercial Centre, Qurum Reserve and the surrounding mountains.
The Clock Tower is 60 meters high, with a total area of 668 square meters and an area of 2,532 square meters for the corridors leading to the Tower.
The Tower has 7 floors, topped by a huge clock with a diameter of 5 meters that can be seen from all over the city.
The Clock Tower design was inspired by the modern Islamic decorations that cover all its sides, with a spacious dome covered with gilded mosaic, in addition to the various Islamic decorations on the four facades of the building.
The Clock Tower Square Project and its surrounding area were provided with parking, safe pedestrian paths, and a tunnel leading to the clock tower with a length of 65.7 meters, which includes a number of murals of the most important ancient and modern landmarks of Kalba.
Apart from a number of senior officials, heads of government departments and notables of the region, the dignitaries who attended the inauguration of the Clock Tower Square included;
- H. Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah
- Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Customs, Ports and Free Zones Authority
- Sheikh Salem bin Abdul Rahman Al Qasimi, Head of the Ruler’s Office
- Sheikh Haitham bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Deputy Head of the Ruler’s Office in Kalba City
- Sheikh Muhammad bin Humaid Al Qasimi, Head of the Department of Statistics and Community Development