Exploring the ins and outs of Dubai’s hidden gem, Al Barsha.

With the glitzy Mall of the Emirates as its neighbor, Al Barsha is filled with large, standalone villas and some new apartment blocks. Located between Sheikh Zayed Road and Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road, the community is divided into Al Barsha I, Al Barsha II, Al Barsha III and Al Barsha South. Perfect for young professionals working and families (given the plethora of schools in the area), Al Barsha offers one the opportunity or live in a great location without the expensive price tag.

You’ll love: The easy parking access, living next to Mall of the Emirates, accessibility to all parts of Dubai, the affordable rents, Al Barsha hotel apartments that are perfect for leisure and business travelers, the plethora of restaurants in the area, the spacious apartments, the huge villas with open spaces and the under-the-radar charm.

Best pick for: Singles, Couples and Families

Residents love Barsha for its convenient location, affordable rents, spacious residences, the numerous dining options and the vibe that makes the community equal parts understated and energetic. The community caters to singles, couples and families alike. The streets are wide and villa plots are large, often equipped with private pools and barbecue areas, perfect for hosting Iftars or evening gatherings.

Another main draw, particularly for the carless, are the great transport links. Al Barsha is a quick commute to popular parts of Dubai, offering many metro stations nearby. Offering a laid back, yet vibrant lifestyle for people on a budget, the neighbourhood houses dozens of serviced hotels which offer numerous options for dining and an ambient nightlife. All in all, Al Barsha offers a balanced approach to Dubai living by combining a downtown feel with a homespun, intimate atmosphere.

Villas for sale & rent in Al Barsha

Explore the widest range of villas for sale in Al Barsha and villas for rent in Al Barsha. Al Barsha offers numerous large, standalone villas on large villa plots and often equipped with private pools and barbecue areas, perfect for hosting Iftars and evening gatherings, away from the city buzz.

Barsha South villas and townhouse rentals are far more affordable than desirable communities such as Jumeirah, with rents averaging at AED 200,000. The neighbourhood has also emerged a hub for some of Dubai's best newest eateries and nightlife. The cluster of restaurants, hotels and shops centered in Al Barsha speak to its prime position within the city. Yet, the area maintains a residential feel and is perfect for small to medium local and expat families wanting to live in the heart of Dubai, without breaking the budget.

Ideally located in Al Barsha South, Villa Lantana is a 440 villa freehold community offering thoughtfully designed homes three to five bedroomed detached and semi-attached homes and amenities. Browse Villa Lantana for sale and Villa Lantana for rent complete with photos and tours and get in touch for viewings with an area expert. Since the opening of Al Barsha Pond Park, a public park surrounding a man-made lake and popular among joggers, families and picnickers, the neighborhood has increasingly attracted professionals and young families, alike.

Property types range from studios and apartments to detached and semi-attached villas. Al Barsha 1 mostly features studios, one, two and three-bedroomed apartments, while Al Barsha, 2, 3 and Barsha South are villa districts better suited for a family-oriented lifestyle. The villa plots are quite large and spacious and may even have private pools and barbecue areas for quiet evenings in the cooler months of the year.

Looking for property for rent in Al Barsha? Rents for a studio apartment for rent in Al Barsha 1 start from AED 35,000, while one- and two-bedroomed flats can be rented for an average of AED 50 and AED 70,000, respectively. Families who would lie more generous living spaces can opt for four-bedroomed villa in Barsha South where rents start from around AED 110,000.

Expats can purchase apartment for sale in Al Barsha. In terms of property for sale in Al Barsha, studios in Al Barsha South range from AED 350,000 to AED about AED 900,000. While freehold property is available for purchase for UAE Nationals in Al Barsha 1,2 and 3, expats can only purchase freehold property in Barsha South.

Nearby Landmarks: Mall of the Emirates and Al Barsha Mall

Nearest Metro Stations: Sharaf DG and Mall of the Emirates

Nearest Schools: American School of Dubai, GEMS Dubai American Academy, King’s School and Dubai National School.

Hotels: Hotel Ibis, Citymax hotel, Cassells hotel, Ramada Chelsea hotel, Grand Excelsior Hotel, Novotel Dubai, Grandeur hotel


Mall Of the Emirates and LuLu Hypermarket are at your doorstep and offer innumerate retail, grocery and dining options. Al Barsha is also conveniently situated close to malls in and around Jumeirah Lake Towers and Dubai Marina, such as Dubai Marina Mall. The community is home to another mall, the Al Barsha Mall, a family-friendly mall with a variety of restaurants, supermarkets, gyms, government offices and a large children's play area.

Eating Out

While Mall of the Emirates and Al Barsha Mall offer casual and slightly upscale dining options, Al Barsha offers an assortment of restaurants catering to every taste, cuisine and budget.


Aside from cinemas and entertainment options within Mall of the Emirates, Al Quoz Art Community is very close and so is the Ripe Night Market in Al Barsha Pond Park every Saturday for local organic fruit and vegetables, arts, crafts, fashion, food and jewelry.

Browse properties in Al Barsha
t: 600 52 2233 | e: [email protected]