Majlis Ghorfat Um Al Sheef

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Majlis Ghorfat Um Al Sheef information

Location
Dubai , United Arab Emirates
Address
near Al Mehemal & Al Bagaara Sts
Jumeirah 3
Telephone
+971 4 852 1374
Getting there
Metro: Business Bay, Noor Bank
Prices
admission Dh1
Opening hours
8.30am-8.30pm Sat-Thu, 3.30-8.30pm Fri
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This rare vestige of pre-oil times away from Dubai Creek was built in 1955. Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed al Maktoum, the mastermind of modern Dubai, spent summer afternoon here in rooms cooled by the sea breezes. It's a traditional two-story structure made of gypsum and coral with a palm frond roof, a wind tower and window shutters carved from East African timber. The palm garden features a traditional falaj irrigation system.