Once desert, it is now one of the more popular areas for expats to live in Dubai
21 April 2013| Last updated on 5 September 2017
Al Barsha is located behind The Mall of the Emirates, and it is bounded by Sheikh Zayed road and Emirates Road.
The Dubai American Academy and American school of Dubai are within close proximity of Al Barsha. Residents of Al Barsha have easy access to the mall as well as a Lulu hypermarket; there are many small restaurants that deliver as well as a few hotels with licensed restaurants and bars.
Al Barsha has six sub areas and prices vary depending on the accommodation that you choose; apartments go from AED 50,000 for a studio to AED 160,000 for a 3 bedroom, while villas start around AED150,000 for a two bed and can cost as much as AED 350,000 for a 5 bedroom. The closest metro station to this area is the Mall of Emirates station.
Al Barsha is suitable for:
Families, couples and singletons who enjoy living an apartment life, and who want a central location in town on a budget.
Why we recommend Al Barsha:
The area is vibrant and busy and very multi-cultural. There are lots and lots of little supermarkets, salons, tailors, laundries and random independent shops and you can usually find anything you need within a short walk.
There are also many many restaurants and take-aways of all description – from Middle Easter to Italian, from European bakery to KFC! There is also the City Max hotel which offers food and drink and the sports bar is a great place to catch the match on a Saturday evening.
Accommodation options in Al Barsha:
In Al Barsha 1 there are only apartments available, within mainly low rise buildings. There are blocks which are old and established as well as new ones springing up at the back of Al Barsha going towards Al Khail Road. The buildings are mostly independently owned and therefore the management and upkeep is variable.