Al Barsha

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About Al Barsha

Al Barsha is one of the most demanded residential communities among locals and expats from all walks of life. The neighborhood is generally recognized for its refined metropolitan vibe, convenient location, and lifestyle amenities. Property prices in this locality have over the years remained reasonably affordable, making it an ideal place for travelers, families, and young professionals looking for hotels and apartments for rent in Al Barsha.

Al Barsha district is divided into several sub-communities, namely Al Barsha 1, Al Barsha 2, Al Barsha 3, and a new residential project named Al Barsha South. The Al Barsha South development is split into Al Barsha South 1, Al Barsha South 2, and Al Barsha South 3.


Al Barsha is a key commercial and residential hub offering a great combination of restaurants, villas, and apartments for rent and sale in Dubai. Each sub-community in Al Barsha provides a different property type and layout ranging from studios and apartments to detached and semi-attached villas.

Al Barsha 1, home to the iconic Mall of Emirates and Ski Dubai is known to be livelier than all the other sub-communities. It comprises a mix of restaurants, shops, and apartments for rent and sale. Highly preferred by working professionals due to its proximity to MOE and Mashreq Metro Station; the apartments for rent in Al Barsha 1 consist mostly of studios, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom flats as well as few villas for rent. Additionally, Al Barsha 1 offers hotel apartments for rent for those looking for short-term accommodation in Dubai.

Alternatively, Al Barsha 2, 3, and Al Barsha South offer a more tranquil and suburban vibe perfect for a family-oriented lifestyle. One can find spacious 2–10-bedroom villas for sale in Al Barsha 2, 3, and Al Barsha South area.

Key Highlights

  • Iconic Mall of Emirates & Ski Dubai
  • Apartments
  • Villas
  • Hotel Apartments
  • Shops
  • Hotels
  • Dubai Miracle Garden
  • Ripe Market


  • Swimming Pool
  • Gyms & Fitness Centres
  • Spas & Beauty Salons
  • Metro Stations
  • Shopping Malls
  • Restaurants
  • Pharmacies
  • Cinema
  • Public Transports
  • Nearby Schools & Nurseries
  • Medical Care Facilities
  • Kids Play Area
  • Al Barsha Pond Park
  • Mosques

Lifestyle & Convenience in Al Barsha

Shopping & Dining

Al Barsha area has at its doorsteps numerous retail, grocery, and dining options such as Mall of Emirates, Al Barsha Mall, and Lulu Hypermarket.

Mall of Emirates, home to the world’s prominent fashion brands, offers the inhabitants of Al Barsha easy access to a range of shopping, dining, indoor skiing, and cinema options.

Al Barsha Mall, on the other hand, offers a calm and family-friendly alternative with a selection of restaurants, supermarkets, gyms, government offices, and a kids’ play area.

Moreover, Al Barsha has several grocery stores, ranging from Carrefour hypermarket located in Mall of Emirates and Union Co-op hypermarket in the Al Barsha Mall to detached Lulu hypermarket and Spinneys supermarket located in Al Barsha 2, whereby residents can enjoy their regular grocery shopping.

Al Barsha community is known to offer a selection of restaurants and shopping facilities catering to every taste, cuisine, and budget.


Al Barsha has some reputable nurseries, schools, and universities in the region. Some of the prominent schools include GEMS Dubai American Academy, which is following the American/IB curriculum, Kings Schools offering the British system, and Nord Anglia International School providing both British and IB curriculum.


The district also has few options for those interested in undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Few notable universities include Middlesex University, Modul University, and the American University of Dubai. 

Health Care Facilities

Al Barsha area has a significant number of medical centers, hospitals, and pharmacies. Some of the popular options for residents to choose from are Aster Clinic, IMC Medical Centre, Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, or in case of emergencies some of the best-known hospitals in the city namely Saudi German Hospital and Al Zahra Hospital.


Al Barsha is a popular spot amongst tourists looking for short-term accommodation in a highly convenient location. The district has several hotels and hotel apartments for rent in Dubai. Some of the well-known hotels in the Al Barsha area include Sheraton Hotel, Kempinski Hotel, Novotel, Ibis, Citymax, and La Villa Najd Hotel Apartments. 


One of the key advantages of residing in the Al Barsha locality is transportation accessibility. The community is serviced by two metro stations (MOE and Mashreq) and feeder busses (J01 and F320). 

Location Highlights

Located between Al Khail Road and Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha is conveniently situated for daily commuting to key destinations across Dubai. 

  • 5 Mins to Sheikh Zayed Road
  • 10 Mins to Jumeirah Beach
  • 18 Mins to Downtown | Dubai Mall
  • 23 Mins to DXB International Airport



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