This photo is taken after the completion of Al Maktoum Bridge and shows the Clock Tower Roundabout completed. Dubai's roads were not busy in 1965!
The buildings on the left are:-
(front) Dubai Trade School established by Sheikh Rashid to teach National boys trade skills.
(behind) Dubai Industrial Gases and Oxygen Company where industrial gases were manufactured for local use and export.
(back) Dubai Municipality Fire Brigade Station.
(top right) Tanks are part of Shell Oil Company's Bitumen Plant where bitumen was manufactured and stored for local use and export. Small bitumen tanker ships berthed alongside the tanks to load their cargoes. Bitumen was in demand in the region for the road construction.
Taken from the roof of the Carlton Hotel in Diera in 1967. Clock Tower can be seen in the distance (arrow). In the centre of the photo is the old Dubai Municipality Building. Behind that is the Dubai Electricty Company's Power Station that supplied Dubai's electricity. All the buildings in the foreground have been demolished.
Behind the Clock Tower is one of the first "high rise" buildings in Dubai. It was known as the Phillips Building because of a large advertisement on the top of the building for Phillips Electrical of Holland.
In 1971 the facade on one side of the building collapsed crushing a number of cars but without injury to any people. The building was subsequently demolished.