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Al Barsha

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About Al Barsha

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Al Barsha is a safe and quiet area that offers something for everyone: be it singles looking for wallet-friendly apartments with metro connectivity or families looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Families with kids will love the neighbourhood's twin advantages: it is a good school district and the availability of affordable villas. The streets in Al Barsha are wide and many villa plots are large, often equipped with private swimming pools and barbecue areas. There is also easy access to parking on the street.

House prices

Apartment TypeAverage Price (AED)
1 Bedroom55,000
2 Bedrooms77,000
3 Bedrooms107,000

The data displayed is based on Property Finder’s last 12 months listing data.

Frequently asked questions

Al Barsha is centrally located in west Dubai, flanked by Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. The area has grown in popularity among residents in Dubai since Mall of the Emirates opened its doors back in 2005.

Working professionals in nearby Media City and Dubai Internet City prefer to live in the apartment towers in Al Barsha 1, one of the main sub-communities, because it’s a short commute.

Al Barsha has the advantage of being in a distinctive location in Dubai. If you choose to make a home out of it, you’ll be able to reach any of Dubai’s attractions in no time:

  • Business Bay: 15 minutes away
  • Palm Jumeirah: 15 minutes away
  • Dubai Marina: 18 minutes away
  • JLT: 18 minutes away
  • The Dubai Mall: 20 minutes away
  • Dubai Creek Harbour: 23 minutes away
  • Dubai International Airport: 26 minutes away
  • Dubai Media City to Al Barsha: 15 minutes
  • Dubai Internet City to Al Barsha: 20 minutes
  • Burj Khalifa to Al Barsha: 20 minutes
  • Jumeirah Beach to Al Barsha: 23 minutes

Al Barsha has an abundance of transportation options so getting from one place to another in Dubai is not an issue at all. You could always choose to have your own car, but if driving is not your cup of tea check out the following alternatives:

  • Metro: Al Barsha 1 is serviced by two main Metro stations for convenience: Mall of the Emirates and Sharaf DG.
  • Bus: There are many bus stops that can be found within Al Barsha to get where you need to go, including buses A1, D1, J1, A2, F32, and various others.
  • Taxi: There is no shortage of taxis in Al Barsha area, or if you prefer to use Uber/Careem apps for more flexibility, Al Barsha is easily accessible at all times

You will enjoy a great number of facilities within Al Barsha community to make for a comfortable life, not forgetting a luxurious one too. Here are the highlights of Al Barsha’s great facilities:

  • Shopping malls
  • Nurseries
  • Schools
  • Affordable accommodation
  • Hotels
  • Supermarkets
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Pharmacies
  • Parks
  • Close to the beach
  • Restaurants
  • Mosques

Al Barsha houses several upscale and budget hotels as well as hotel apartments to cater to tourists on all budgets and offer good nightlife options. Whether you’re thinking about a quick getaway or if you’re having friends and family over for a few days, you should check out Al Barsha’s best hotels right here:

  • Kempinski (Rating:*****): Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Rd
  • Novotel (Rating:****): Opposite Sharaf DG Metro station, Sheikh Zayed Rd
  • La Villa Najd Hotel Apartments (Rating:****): Behind Mall of the Emirates
  • Ibis (Rating:***): Sheikh Zayed Rd
  • Citymax (Rating:***): Behind Mall of the Emirates

Al Barsha is known as a school district which is a major plus for parents. Families can choose to send their wards to the following nurseries and schools within the community:


  • Dewdrops Nursery

Year Group: Up to FS 2

Curriculum: EYFS

Location: 2nd Street, Al Barsha 1

  • Little GEMS International

Year Group: 4 months to 4 years old

Curriculum: EYFS

Location: 3 14 A St

  • Seashells Nursery

Year Group: Pre-KG/FS 1

Curriculum: EYFS

Location: Betheja Residence, Villa 3, Al Barsha 2

  • Little Feet Early Learning Center

Year Group: Pre-KG/FS 1

Curriculum: EYFS

Location: 4th Interchange, Sheikh Zayed Rd.


  • Kings School

Year Group: Ages 3 to 18 years old

Curriculum: British

Location: Al Barsha 3

KHDA Government Rating: Outstanding

  • GEMS Dubai American Academy

Year Group: FS 1 to High School

Curriculum: American/IB

Location: Hessa St., Sheikh Zayed Rd

KHDA Government Rating: Outstanding

  • Nord Anglia International School

Year Group: FS 1 to High School

Curriculum: British and IB

Location: Al Barsha 3

KHDA Government Rating: Very Good.

In terms of supermarkets, families are spoiled for choice in the area. From giant supermarket chains to smaller grocery stores for everyday needs, we’ve shed some light on the best ones in Al Barsha:

  • Lulu Hypermarket

Location: Umm Suqeim Rd, Al Barsha 1

Hours: 8 am-12 am

  • Carrefour

Location: Mall of the Emirates

Hours: 9 am-1 am

  • Union Co-Op

Location: Al Barsha Mall

Hours: 6:30 am-2 am

  • Al Barsha Oasis

Location: 32 D St, Al Barsha 2

Hours: 7 am-12 am

  • Al Rayan

Location: Al Barsha Rd

Hours: Open 24 hours

  • Al Maya

Location: Behind Ibis, Al Barsha

Hours: Open 24/7.

Al Barsha is a hub for medical facilities and hospitals, so any urgent medical care or otherwise will be taken care of so no worries about that. Here are the ones you need to take note of within Al Barsha:

  • Saudi German Hospital

Location: Hessa St. 331 West, Al Barsha 3

Hours: Open 24 hours

Some Specialties: Cardiology, ER, General Surgery, Radiology, Neurology, Pediatrics

  • Al Zahra Hospital

Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd

Hours: Open 24 hours

Some Specialties: ER, Anaesthesia, Cancer Center, ENT, General Surgery, Nephrology

  • Mediclinic Parkview Hospital

Location: Umm Suqeim St

Hours: Open 24 hours

Some Specialties: ER, Maternity, Cosmetic Surgery, Paediatrics, Neurology

  • Aster Clinic

Location: Al Barsha Rd, Golden Sands Building

Hours: 9 am-10 pm

Some Specialties: General Medicine, Orthopaedics, ENT, Dentistry

  • IMC Medical Center

Location: Union Co-Op, Al Barsha Mall

Hours: 9 am-9 pm

Some Specialties: Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Aesthetics, Obstetrics.

You will fall in love with the assortment of restaurants the area has to offer. Everything you’ll be craving is available for you to experience. Here are the best restaurants in Al Barsha:

  • The Cheesecake Factory (Zomato Rating 4.5, American, Mall of the Emirates)
  • Din Tai Fung (Zomato Rating 4.4, Asian, Mall of the Emirates)
  • Foul W Hummus (Zomato Rating 4.1, Lebanese, Shop 6, Rose Garden Hotel Apartments)
  • Shaikh Al Mandi (Zomato Rating 3.6, Mandi, Middle Eastern, Al Wasl Building, Behind Mall of the Emirates)
  • Harat Al Sham (Zomato Rating 3.6, Lebanese, Behind Holiday Inn)
  • New Sarhad Darbar (Zomato Rating 2.9, Pakistani, Coral Al Khouri Building)

Al Barsha has an abundance of leisure activities to choose from and enjoy your time. It provides you with the lifestyle you’re looking for. Here’s a glimpse at some of the fun activities and things do in the thriving community:

  • Play in the Snow. It doesn’t matter what time of the day it is when you decide to visit the indoor snow wonderland that is Ski Dubai, located inside Mall of the Emirates. If you’ve always wanted to learn skiing or simply know what it feels like to play in the snow all day long, this is the place for you. Ski Dubai is perfect for kids and adults alike; take our word for it!

Things to Do in Al Barsha During the Day

  • Head to the Park. Al Barsha Pond Park is extremely popular with the residents, especially with its giant ponds that have walking and running tracks around them
  • Find Peace and Quiet at Al Barsha Mall. If shopping in a more laid-back destination than a huge mall, this is the place to be. It’s perfect for shopping in the morning between appointments or waiting for the kids to finish school

Things to Do in Al Barsha at Night

  • Watch Movies in IMAX. You can always head to Vox Cinemas in Mall of the Emirates for the latest movie to watch in mind-boggling IMAX
  • Shop Your Heart out. Mall of the Emirates is only one of the most popular shopping destinations in the world, so why not take advantage of living next door! Shopaholics rejoice!

People come from all over to shop in Dubai because it’s known as a shopping hub bringing together every brand you can think of. Al Barsha is home to Mall of the Emirates, a great example of that. It’s a center for shopping and entertainment is one prime location. Here are some of the brands you can find there:

  • Tori Burch
  • Gucci
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Sephora
  • Ted Baker
  • Massimu Dutti
  • Faces
  • Coach
  • Burberry
  • Virgin Megastores
  • Zara

Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd

Hours: 9 am-12 am.

The second option is Al Barsha Mall, which is perfect for a quick stroll through its shops if you’re looking for something specific or to head to its spacious supermarket. Here are some of the brands you’ll find there:

  • Mothercare
  • Marina Optics
  • Jawhara
  • Early Learning Centre

Location: 23rd St., Beside Al Barsha Park

Hours: 10 am-10 pm.

You can find all kinds of properties in Al Barsha. If you’re looking for apartments in the community, apartments in Al Barsha 1 are of good quality as they are newly built. They are executive type flats. As for villas, families usually opt to live in the villa districts of Al Barsha 2, 3, and Al Barsha South.

Property types can be divided as follows:

  • Apartments can range from studios to 3-bedroom apartments
  • Villas can range from 1-bedroom to 8-bedroom units

The community is made up of four main sub-communities in which you can choose what suits you and your family. Your future awaits so take a look here at each one in Al Barsha:

  1. Al Barsha 1
  • Type of Residence: Residential community; mid-rise buildings
  • Apartments: Studios to 3-bedroom apartments; 3- to 5-bedroom villas
  • Developer: DIRC
  • Highlights:
    • Hotels
    • Parking spaces
    • Metro access
    • Supermarkets
    • Mosques
    • Mall

  1. Al Barsha 2
  • Type of Residence: Residential villa community
  • Apartments: Luxury villas and a few apartments
  • Highlights:
    • Parking spaces
    • Supermarkets
    • Mosque
    • Park
  1. Al Barsha 3
  • Type of Residence: Residential villa community
  • Apartments: 3-bedroom to 7-bedroom villas
  • Developer: Orion Real Estate Development
  • Highlights:
    • Supermarkets
    • Parking spaces
    • Hospitals
    • Family-oriented
  1. Al Barsha South
  • Type of Residence: Residential community
  • Apartments: Studios to 2-bedroom apartments; 2- to 6-bedroom villas and townhouses
  • Developer: Deyaar
  • Highlights:
    • Gardens
    • Parking
    • Restaurants
    • Gyms

For seasonal celebrations, you can head to Mall of the Emirates to join the festivities throughout the year from New Year’s to UAE National Day. Furthermore, Al Barsha Pond Park hosts the Ripe Market every Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm. It’s a market with all-fresh produce to check out.

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