Al Barsha

Welcome to Al Barsha

Al Barsha is a safe and quiet area filled with large, standalone villas and some new apartment blocks popular among Media City and Dubai Internet City employees. It is one of the relatively new communities located in the west part of the city between Sheikh Zayed Road and Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road. The area has district zones, each with its own accommodation options. It is the general name for Al Barsha I, Al Barsha II, Al Barsha III and the very new Al Barsha South compounds.

Nearest Stations

  • Sharaf DG metro station
  • Al Barsha Roots salon bus station

Commute Times by Car

  • Jebel Ali – 29 minutes
  • Dubai Marina – 15 minutes
  • Dubai Mall – 22 minutes
  • DIFC – 21 minutes
  • Dubai International Airport – 25 minutes

Around the block

The neighbours

Young professionals and expat families

Al Barsha was once popular within groups of young professionals, wishing to share the costs of a property. These communal villas still exist, but the area is also becoming the preserve of families that enjoy the quiet neighborhood, larger living spaces, and huge plots of land.

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Residents can enjoy the benefits of living in a community of villas, away from the hustle and bustle of city life amongst Dubai’s skyscrapers. The streets in Al Barsha are wide and many villa plots are large, often equipped with private swimming pools and barbecue areas for hosting gatherings of friends and family.

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Barsha Area Guide

For those that are friends with their neighbors, it’s not uncommon to be invited to an ad-hoc BBQ at an adjacent villa.

Area Guide Barsha

If you’re someone that enjoys hosting guests, a Ramadan Iftar, a pool party or a BBQ in your garden, this area will be a true pleasure.

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perfect for

Families

Small to medium families looking to live in the heart of Dubai without breaking the budget. In 2016, you could rent an apartment in the area for an average price of AED 109,500 while today the price has come down to AED 86,500.  In addition to the low cost of rent per square foot, residents love the easy access to parking on the street. Hosting guests here is less challenging, as parking does not pose the logistical issue that often appears in other parts of this and other major cities around the globe. 

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Area Guide Barsha

Al Barsha has a true sense of neighborhood, while located next to the most busy areas of the city. The area is also ideal for single professionals who use the metro daily, offering many metro stations nearby.

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the lifestyle

Laid-back and family-oriented

Laid back, family-oriented lifestyle for people on a budget who don’t like being constrained by small places, those who prefer a house over an apartment. Dozens of hotels in the surrounding areas offer an ambient nightlife.

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not so great for

residents who get easily irritated by excess traffic and noise

If you get easily irritated by construction and traffic, Al Barsha is probably not the place for you. The community is still a work in progress so some areas still suffer occasionally from excessive noise as early as 6:00 or 7:00 am, arguably much earlier than legally allowed. 

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Traffic diversions and dust are the obvious bedfellows to the construction activity dotted around villas and compounds.  These issues add up to the already significant challenge of directing visitors and taxis to the location of your villa.  Recent advances in technology and initiatives from the Dubai government and private sector – including Makani numbers, Uber, and others – have decreased, but not eliminated, such hassles.

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the market

Mid-rise apartment towers and villa communities

Al Barsha has large villa communities and mid-rise apartment towers that are popular among families of locals, as well as expats.

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Apartments are of good quality as they are newly built. They are executive type flats and not necessarily luxurious. Nearly all the buildings tend to have the usual extras such as gyms and swimming pools.

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you will fall in love with

The location and quality life on a budget

Easy access to Mall Of the Emirates and Al Barsha Mall, with their innumerate retail, grocery, and dining options, makes Al Barsha an appealing location.  While only connected to two metro stations on its northern perimeter, Barsha is also conveniently situated close to all of the other nightlife and fun weekend activities of JLT and Dubai Marina, as well as a number of golf courses located within a few kilometers’ radius.  And with the spectacle which is not other than Dubai Miracle Garden located on the southern tip of Al Barsha, residents will never fail to amaze their guests with a quick neighbourhood tour.   

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You will get a lot more for your money than somewhere like Jumeirah, in terms of accommodation size. The area is central with easy access to Al Khail and Sheikh Zayed Roads. Mall Of the Emirates is on your doorstep and Al Quoz Art Community is very near, providing a bit of food for your soul when that is required. You will fall in love with the assortment of restaurants the area has to offer.

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Our selection

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The Royal Budha

Award winning Thai restaurant in Holiday Inn in Al Barsha serves authentic Thai cuisine.

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Wakha

Wakha Restaurant is known for serving best quality Shinwari and Afghani food, using traditional butchery methods.

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Shakeism

Shakeism Milkshakes serves a great variety of desserts and healthy options at an affordable price.

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Mall of the Emirates

Mall of Emirates has 560 plus outlets and choice of entertainments including Ski Dubai, and 90 plus dining options making it one of the best shopping malls in the world.

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Lulu Hypermarket

One of the fastest growing retail chains in the world, Lulu Hypermarket offers everything from food, home appliances, mobile phones and clothes.

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Al Barsha Mall

Contemporary shopping mall with fashion and electronics stores plus a hypermarket and a food court.

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Al Barsha Pond Park

Al Barsha Pond Park is extremely popular with the residents, especially with its giant ponds that have walking and running tracks round them perfect for exercising.

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Synergy Fitness

A new innovative fitness centre with an aim to motivate and inculcate a healthy living trend in the community.

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MMA Fitness Center

Special mixed martial arts class and ultimate strength and conditioning programs.

The Burn Room

The Burn Room

The Burn Room is a gym that has been re-established to offer a fitness environment for ladies only to reach their goals.

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Madinat Jumeirah

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Ripe Market

Visit the occasional Ripe Night Market in Al Barsha Pond Park every Saturday for local organic fruit and vegetables, arts, crafts, fashion, food and jewellery.