Hotels near Deira Clocktower
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Legend has it that Sheikh Ahmed of Qatar gave a gift of a huge clock to Sheikh Rashid. Because of its vast size, Sheikh Rashid had no idea what to do with it. He sought counsel from the designer of his palace, Otto Bulart. He was asked to construct a monument based on the clock at the roundabout entrance into Dubai. However, his costs were too high and instead Ziki Homsi along with local builders constructed the structure.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Deira Clocktower

Crowne Plaza Dubai - Festival City
Crowne Plaza Dubai - Festival City
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8.9
Excellent
Dubai Festival City,Po Box 45777, Dubai
from $63
Rose Rayhaan by Rotana
Rose Rayhaan by Rotana
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8.8
Excellent
Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
from $51
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
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8.6
Excellent
Bani Yas Road Deira, Dubai
from $62
Shangri La Hotel Dubai
Shangri La Hotel Dubai
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9.1
Excellent
Sheikh Zayed Road P.o. Box 75880, Dubai
from $159
Dusit Thani Dubai
Dusit Thani Dubai
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8.6
Excellent
133 Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
from $59
Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach
Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach
Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai
from $80
Marco Polo Hotel
Marco Polo Hotel
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7.5
Good
Al Muteena Street, Dubai
from $27
Jood Palace Hotel Dubai
Jood Palace Hotel Dubai
Al Riqqa Street Po Box 42211, Dubai
from $34
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
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9.3
Excellent
Sheikh Zayed Road PO Box 72127, Dubai
from $152
Towers Rotana
Towers Rotana
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8.7
Excellent
Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
from $49
More About Hotels near Deira Clocktower...

What’s Deira Clocktower?

As the tale continues, Sheikh Rashid hired Ziki Homsi and some 30 men. They mixed cement, built the tower and placed the clock at the top. It took only 10 months to complete. But, within a few years, it started to crumble. The structure’s cement was sandstone and easily fell apart. Today, after being rebuilt a few times, it stands as the landmark for the entry into Dubai. This important intersection is now known as Dubai Clocktower, and it has a new look, and a new clock.

Which Hotels are the Closest to Deira Clocktower?

The area around Deira Clocktower has plenty of affordable hotels. Avenue Hotel has a view and is close to the airport. Metropolitan Hotel Deira has a poolside bar. Other budget friendly hotels that are near the Deira Clocktower are Sun & Sands Hotel, Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigger, and Orchard Hotel near Dubai Creek, and Moscow Hotel.

What are the Benefits or Drawbacks from Staying at a Hotel Near Deira Clocktower?

For one thing, the view. The Clock Tower is amazing to look at with its revolutionary design. The clock tower is easy to get to using the Al Rigger Metro Station. Staying here, you’ll be away from the center of Dubai and the hustle and bustle. However, the hotels surrounding the tower are really cheap. Since this is a commercial area, the airlines have some of their offices here.

What Do I Need to Know About Deira Clocktower?

The name was changed from Deira Clocktower to Dubai Clocktower. Today, the Telegraph newspaper named the clock as the 17th most beautiful clock tower in the world. It’s a prominent monument linking Al Maktoum Bridge from Deira to Bur Dubai. Most routes into Dubai meet at this circle.