Al Barsha or Barsha is a key residential area in Dubai. It was mainly a vast sandy area with a few residential projects and minimal roads. With the opening of Mall of the Emirates, the neighbourhood transformed completely. Al Barsha has now become a major commercial and residential hub with affordable housing options in Dubai. It has notably grown to be the third most popular area for renting villas in Dubai as seen in Bayut’s Market Report for 2019. The highly convenient location and the bonus of a great school district nearby makes it a great choice for families.

Quiet, residential Al Barsha is known for Mall of the Emirates, a vast shopping complex with fashion chains, department stores and global restaurants, and attractions including indoor ski slopes and penguins at Ski Dubai. Tranquil Al Barsha Pond Park is a popular spot for picnics and go-karting while sprawling Dubai Miracle Garden, open October to April, features elaborate floral displays and butterfly domes.

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