Al Barsha Dubai – Things you may want to know

With a slew of lifestyle facilities, cultural hubs and options for leisure, Al Barsha is one of Dubai’s most coveted neighbourhoods. You might want to work, shop, enjoy, or live in luxury; Al Barsha offers everything! Al Barsha is located towards the south-west of the city centre and it comes under an area popularly called New Dubai. Located conveniently, reaching Al Barsha is a smooth affair as well since there are many transport options available.

There’s a lot to do in Al Barsha. The in-demand locality offers a plethora of shopping options. There are exciting theme parks where you can have a fun day out with your gang. Al Barsha is also known for the unforgettable gastronomical delights on offer at its many restaurants. Here’s taking a look into what Al Barsha welcomes you with.

Things to do at Al Barsha

From sports to stroll around a botanical garden, Al Barsha has a lot to offer. Just by the Sheikh Zayed Road is the Al Barsha’s piece de resistance, the Mall of the Emirates. This gigantic mall, one of Dubai’s most prominent landmarks is home to superb outlets selling myriad items. The Mall of the Emirates offers more than just shopping. You can catch the latest movie at the cinema here, watch theatre, play immersive games, or enjoy engrossing video games.

Ski Dubai is the star of the Mall of the Emirates. The 85-meter high artificially created indoor ski slope is an engineering and technological marvel. Apart from skiing, Ski Dubai also offers snowboarding and you may just enjoy the snow here, nothing short of a miracle in the heart of the desert city of Dubai. The star attraction at Ski Dubai is the section for penguins where you can meet king and gentoo penguins.

Nature lovers can take a walk in the amazing Dubai Miracle Garden. Covering all of 72,000 sqm, this patch of lush greenery is home to intricate floral decorations. The Emirates A380 aircraft made entirely from beautiful flowers is truly amazing and it finds pride of place in the Guinness Book of World Records. The 10 climate controlled domes at Dubai Miracle Garden and the Dubai Butterfly Garden, are home to more than 15,000 stunning butterflies.

The culturally inclined may visit the theatre at the Mall of the Emirates where concerts, plays, comedy shows and other performances are hosted regularly. Lock, Stock and Barrel is where you can sip on refreshing drinks while enjoying live performances by bands.

Shop till You Drop at the Al Barsha

There are more than 550 shops at the Mall of the Emirates and the shopping experience here is truly world class. Big brands including the likes of Chanel, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Missoni and Harvey Nichols have set up shop here. The only two Apple stores in Dubai are here as well. Everyday items can be picked up from the Carrefour hypermarket you can walk into it on the ground floor. The mall also offers health checks, hair styling and other services.

The family run Organic Foods and Café at Al Barsha offers a wide array of organic products and fresh groceries. There’s a cosy coffee shop here serving aromatic coffee. The 1004 Gourmet offers lip smacking Asian fare including the freshest fruits and vegetables. For beauty products, step into the K-Beauty Market.

Dig into Mouthwatering Food

Try Japanese cuisine at WAWA Dining which serves some of the best sushi. The Thai food at The Royal Budha is awesome too! The Bada Modern restaurant serves excellent Korean food. The Hitchki at the Grand Millennium Hotel serves delectable Indian cuisine. The pulsating Bollywood music here creates a vibrant ambience.

The South Asian cuisine served at Gharana at the Holiday Inn Al Barsha is just awesome! The Barbeque Nation Dubai offers Indian food on a budget. It’s a lot of fun grilling your food at your table here. The Spanish fare at the Lola Taberna Espanol draws a lot of diners and the Lebanese food at Allo Beirut is delicious.

How to Reach Al Barsha

The Mall of the Emirates and the Mashreq stations on the Red Line of the Dubai metro network are in Al Barsha. There are feeder bus services on routes F30, F32, F33, F35, F36 and F37 run by the RTA that take you there. If you plan to drive you can rent a car, the Sheikh Zayed Road (E11) takes you to Al Barsha’s northern parts. A lot of taxis are available that shall gladly drop you at the many malls and metro stations in Al Barsha.


From nature lovers to those in pursuit of thrill, all find joy at Al Barsha. No one leaves Al Barsha disappointed and we have told you why. You’ll love it here and there’s never a dull moment at Al Barsha also check out Dubai tourist places. Get in touch with Travel Saga Tourism to book your Dubai city tour and explore most of Dubai conveniently in a day.