Barsha or Al Barsha, as it is commonly known, is a collection of sub-communities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is one of the newer residential areas and is situated in west Dubai. The various sub-communities of Barsha are: Al Barsha First, Al Barsha Second, Al Barsha Third, Al Barsha South One, Al Barsha South Two, Al Barsha South Three.
As Barsha is a new developed community, it is quite thinly populated as compared to other area in Dubai. Barsha is quite close to Dubai Internet City, Dubai Marina, and the Palm Jumeirah. It is also close to Al Sufouh, Emirates Hills, and Dubai Sports City.
Although Dubai is a relatively new town, in the Emirates, by now it has more than thirty districts and even more areas, each considered as a district in itself, because of its size. The number of new districts really outnumbers the two old districts, Deira and Bur Dubai both of the located next to Dubai Creek facing each other. Al Barsha is one of the newest districts, still heavily under construction. Al Barsha situates in western part of Dubai.
Al Barsha’s development has just started a couple of years ago, with the main target to create a residential area out of it. As it is very near to the Sheikh Zayed Road, which is the main road of Dubai, not far from the sea, it is really a promising area.
Al Barsha is already a huge district, having several sub-quarters, right now only distinguished by numbers, such as Al Barsha 1, 2 and 3 or with the directions, namely South Barsha 1, 2 and 3 areas.
When it will complete, it will be a great area with much attractions and facilities nearby, which is always good, when it comes to living area. In Al Barsha currently, only a few facilities and houses are functioning. One of these attractions is the huge Mall of the Emirates, which, until the opening of the enormous Dubai Mall, used to be the biggest shopping centre in the world. The great building of the Mall had been designed by a famous British architecture company and it is one of the main attraction sites not only Al Barsha, but also to the whole of Dubai. The alone standing attraction of the Emirates Mall is the Dubai Ski, with ski slopes and snow everywhere! If you are walking in the shopping area, you can look at it through the several windows showing the visitors this wonderful attraction.
One side of the Al Barsha district borders by the industrial areas of Al Quoz 3 and 4, while the other side of it has the Jebel Ali racecourse.
If we see educational facilities, Al Barsha has many schools in its area. There are several national and international schools such as the Dubai National and Al Arqam Schools or the international Dubai American Academy, welcoming students from every country in the world, offering them the chance to get an American School degree in Dubai. Other very interesting complex surrounding Al Barsha district is the Dubai Internet City, which is a huge IT zone of Dubai. It is an alone standing project, in the way, that it was specifically designed for the foreign world leading IT companies to make their seat there, targeting the inland IT business, so that they do not have to pay tax after much of their actions, in the area of the Emirates.
Visitors to Barsha will not face any problems concerning their stay here. There are a number of luxurious and comfortable hotels in and around Al Barsha. The Media Rotana Barsha which is a newly opened sky-rise hotel is located opposite Dubai Media City and Internet City and has 458 comfortable and luxurious rooms. The hotel presents its guests with fantastic dining options. The Star Metro Al Barsha Hotel Apartments is located within walking distance of the Emirates Mall. It offers self-catering apartments with the service and facilities of a hotel. It offers complete hotel facilities that include an on-site restaurant, concierge services, room services, and housekeeping. The Layia Oak Hotel & Suites is located opposite the Media City and Knowledge Village. It has a temperature-controlled swimming pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, and a Powerzone gym. The hotel offers the guests an excellent choice of restaurants which specialize in Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and International cuisine.
There are a number of excellent restaurants in and around Barsha where you will find some excellent cuisine. Try the Al Fandi Restaurant at the Golden Tulip Hotel where you will find good Lebanese food. The Chimes is a Chinese restaurant located in the Seven Sands Hotel. You will find that it has an extensive menu and that the prices are very reasonable. It is a restaurant where you certain to get value for your money. The More Café is a popular restaurant located in the Gold and Diamond Park. Art work in striking colors is found on the walls of the café. It has an extensive menu, and there are a number of things you could tempt your taste buds with. But, try the Dutch pancakes – they are extremely popular. Step into the Hai Tao and get the pure Chinese experience. The menu features their specialty – Cantonese and Szechwan cuisine. The interiors, including the curtains and wallpapers remind you of a traditional Chinese home. Try the Bukhara, a restaurant which serves authentic Indian cuisine. There are a number of bars and restaurants here where you could enjoy your drinks in a calm and serene atmosphere.
There are a number of famous and important places to visit in Barsha for sightseeing. The Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre is the first modern, non-profit community creative centre in the Gulf. The Gems World Academy is an international school for world citizens where it aims to provide an outstanding international education for students aged 4 to 18. The Old Library is Dubai’s leading English Language Lending Library with over 1500 members. It is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. It has a collection of more than 17,000 books.
Al Barsha is also very close to one of the leading luxury attractions of the world, the Dubai Palm islands, which is by the Jumeirah Beach. Due to its promising location, it is sure that we will get to see even more beauty and attraction in the Al Barsha district.