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Discover the Vibrant Dubai Barsha Heights

Posted on September 18, 2023 by Driven Properties

Explore the vibrant urban community of Barsha Heights in Dubai – a convenient and affordable lifestyle destination for both commercial and residential uses. This area guide will take you through all the highlights of the neighborhood, from renting and buying properties to popular buildings and nearby schools and clinics.

About Barsha Heights

Barsha Heights, formerly known as Tecom, is an integrated community in Dubai offering a range of property types, from dedicated commercial buildings to residential skyscrapers. Whether you’re a tenant or an investor, this neighborhood is ideal for working professionals with its prime location off Hessa Street (D61) along Sheikh Zayed Road (E11).

Residential Buildings in Barsha Heights

The residential buildings in Barsha Heights combine luxury with elegance, with a mixed outlook of modern and traditional façades. Each building complements the family-friendly vibe of the neighborhood, with high-end safety features, CCTV security, designated parking spaces, and shared gyms on the premises.

Residential apartments for sale in Barsha Heights come in a variety of studio, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom flats, as well as a few luxurious penthouses. With fully fitted kitchens, attached modern bathrooms, and spacious balconies, these units offer a comfortable and convenient lifestyle.

If you’re looking for rental apartments in Barsha Heights come with an average rental price of AED 47K for studios, AED 57K for 1 bed, AED 75K for 2 beds, and AED 123K for 3 beds. Renting a 1-bedroom penthouse in the area will cost approximately AED 160K per annum. For those looking to stay short-term, hotel apartments in Barsha Heights offer rental prices between AED 70K and AED 192K for studios, and 1 and 2-bed units.


The neighborhood also has a family-centric community vibe with large green spaces, paved walkways, and cycling and jogging tracks. There are several high-end dining outlets in the area for a nice family evening out, as well as hotel apartments, licensed pubs and bars, grocery stores, shopping malls, restaurants, worship places, and leisure areas to satisfy all of your needs.

Return on Investment in Barsha Heights

Barsha Heights is also near Dubai Marina, Dubai Internet City, and Knowledge Village, making it an ideal spot for investors as well. Properties in Barsha Heights come with an average sale price of AED 515K for studios, AED 689K for 1-beds, AED 1.05M for 2-beds and AED 1.72M for 3-beds.

Investing in property in the UAE has become increasingly popular, and Barsha Heights is a great place to start. With a wide range of hotel apartments and commercial spaces available, potential investors can find great deals in this area. From studio apartments to 2-bedroom configurations, the sale prices of hotel apartments vary from AED 469.9k to AED 1M, while commercial properties such as offices and shops can cost between AED 599K and AED 61M. ROI in Barsha Heights is also attractive, with the highest ROI of 8.9% for 3-bed units.

Major Buildings

When it comes to buildings, the top 5 buildings in Barsha Heights are the Al Shaiba Towers, Two Towers, and Al Shafar Tower 2. Al Shaiba Tower B and Al Shaiba Tower A are twin units with 27 and 34 floors, respectively, and offer 1 and 2-bed apartments. Two Towers features 400 units in A and B towers, with 27 and 25 floors. Al Shafar Tower 2 consists of 25 floors and offers studios and 1 to 3-bed apartments.

Education & Healthcare

Barsha Heights is a great place for a family move, as there are several schools and universities nearby, including GEMS Dubai American Academy and Dubai Heights Academy, as well as the American University of Dubai, Middlesex University, and the University of Wollongong. Moreover, there are several clinics and hospitals in the area, such as Aster Clinic, GMC Clinics, Clover Medical Centre, Dynamic Therapy Clinic, and Kaya Clinic, to provide medical assistance.

Things to do in Barsha Heights

Barsha Heights, formerly known as Tecom, is a vibrant neighborhood in Dubai that is home to a variety of shopping, dining, and nightlife experiences. Despite not having a mall of its own, there are plenty of places to find what you’re looking for.

At the moment there is no shopping mall in Barsha Heights. However, The Greens Souk is just next door, or you can take a short drive to Dubai Marina Mall or Mall of the Emirates. Both of these shopping malls are home to many international retail brands, concept restaurants, and fine dining establishments. Mall of the Emirates has factory outlets of high-end international fashion brands including Channel, Burberry, Debenhams, Zara Jack & Jones, and Max Mara. You can also find MAC and Dior for makeup lovers, as well as the Apple Store for tech enthusiasts. In addition, there is a Carrefour outlet and plenty of dining options. Furthermore, the Mall of the Emirates also has Ski Dubai and Magic Planet Dubai, making it the perfect place for a family outing.

Foodies rejoice, there are a plethora of Barsha Heights restaurants to choose from. From Thai, Indian, Italian, Mexican, and Lebanese cuisine, to more casual pocket-friendly outlets, there is something for everyone. Many of the hotels in the area also have in-house licensed lounges, such as TRYP by Wyndham, Media Rotana, and Grand Millennium Dubai. Popular casual-dining restaurants in Barsha Heights include Spotlight Restaurant, Hitchki, and Jabbour Restaurant. If you’re looking for some Oriental cuisine, Toshi's fine-dining restaurant in Grand Millennium Dubai is the place to go.

There are several licensed bars in Barsha Heights, including Crown & Lion English Bar, Crystal Bar, Maritime Mercantile, The Clavichord, Rock Bottom Cafe, and Nelson’s.

Nearby Beaches

There are a few beaches near Barsha Heights, such as Al Sufouh Beach (just 7 minutes away by car), Kite Beach (15 minutes away), and Marina Beach (15 minutes away). All of these beaches have cycling tracks available too. Kite Beach in particular has a range of activities, including thrilling water-sport activities like kayaking and surfing, an outdoor gym, a volleyball court, and a wired world for kids.

Alternatively, you can explore the cavernous Mall of the Emirates and its ski destination, or visit the Jebel Ali Racecourse. Admission is free and six races are held per afternoon. There is even a kid’s playground too, making it the perfect outing for the whole family.

Whether you’re looking for some retail therapy, a culinary adventure, a night out with friends, or a relaxing day at the beach, Barsha Heights has you covered. With plenty of shopping, dining, and leisure options available, it’s easy to see why this neighborhood is so popular.

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