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Barsha Heights

District, Dubai
Barsha Heights Key Information
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Dubai

Barsha Heights Overview

Barsha Heights, formerly known as TECOM, is a new commercial and residential district situated between The Greens community and Al Barsha. It lies roughly two kilometres inland from Palm Jumeirah and is bounded by Sheikh Zayed Road, Hessa Street, First Al Khail Street and Jebel Ali Racecourse Road. Construction began here in 2006 and although some 90 buildings have been completed there are still about 20 empty plots awaiting development.

The residential buildings, apartments or hotel apartments, surround the office buildings at the heart of Barsha Heights. Residents report a variety of opinions about the quality of the apartment buildings, but they appear to agree that this is a pleasant enough place to live, albeit lacking in open green spaces. Those living on the higher floors of the towers have great views across to The Greens community and to Palm Jumeirah.

There are good supermarkets and plenty of shops and restaurants throughout the district.

A plus for many is that you don’t need to own a car if you live here because the metro station is close by. Taxis are also plentiful and can be easily hailed on the street.

All properties here are leasehold only.

Companies Associated with Barsha Heights
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Barsha Heights Amenities

Barsha Heights’ proximity to Internet City, Knowledge Village and Media City, all of which lie on the other side of Sheikh Zayed Road, makes this a convenient place to live for those who work there. It is also close to The Greens community and the Emirates Golf Club, and to Dubai Marina and the popular JBR Walk and Beach.

Barsha Heights Map

Barsha Heights Road Access

Barsha Heights has easy access to Sheikh Zayed Road (E11), the main highway running through Dubai, as well as to First Al Khail Street which is handy when SZR becomes clogged up. It is only 12 minutes drive to Dubai Marina or Mall of the Emirates, 18 minutes to the Dubai Mall and 30 to the airport.

Barsha Heights Public Transport

Dubai Internet City metro station is alongside Barsha Heights on Sheikh Zayed Road. The train ride to Dubai Marina takes five minutes, to the Dubai Mall 23 minutes, and to the airport 52 minutes.

Barsha Heights Reviews

See what the residents have to say by reading 21 user reviews courtesy of flatreviews.com

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Barsha Heights reveives an overall rating of 3.5 based on 21 reviews. Users were asked to consider many factors including the view, finishing, layout, noise levels, traffic, public transportation, parking, security, swimming pool, gym, and maintennance.

11th Mar, 2015
Natalie
From Ireland
Moved here in 2015
Living with flatmate
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Al Hassani, Tecom
Freedom, no signing in of guests - very western
The indoor pool
Living in Tecom 18 months now and I love the convenience of all the supermarkets (Geant and two Carrefours) within walking distance, laundry services, restaurants, cafes, hotel bars, nightclubs and late bars (rock bottoms) are all very close walking distance. Parking is free and plentiful both inside and outside the buildings more… own car park. Taxis are always passing so no need to book one. Building is well maintained and you always have 24/7 security and handymen. Unfortunately you do not have an outdoor pool facility - indoor only and the gym is lacking in functioning equipment. There is a building site across the road where they are currently constructing a mosque. Show less
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25th Feb, 2015
Asma
From Tunisia
Moved here in 2009
Living with spouse
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Close to everything (shops, supermarket, malls, clinics, beauty salon, metro)
Location and nearby facilities
Noise, no gardens at all
My apartment in silicon Plaza Building is a 1BR. It is very spacious with 2 bathrooms and a balcony. The kitchen is also spacious and closed it has a small laundry room. All tenants are families and most of them living there since few years. We have a basement and you more… can rent an extra parking space in the open parking in G floor. Maintenance is available all the time. There is a nice pool with jacuzzi and kids pool, the gym exist but it is too small. There is Sauna but I never used it. The building is close to metro station, supermarket, coffee shops and restaurants, beauty salons. There is also Aster medical clinic. It is perfect for people working at Media city, Jebel Ali. Access to Sheikh Zayed road, Al Khail road, Al Soufouh. In the same building apartments of the 1st floor have a HUGE balcony the size is around 65sqm, you can do a BBQ party in this balcony! It is perfect for families with kids because they can have fun and play. I think I am living in the best building in TECOM.Show less
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20th Jan, 2015
Saurabh
From India
Moved here in 2015
Family with children
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A new and well maintained building with a slightly greedy landlord
Clean, well maintained, and good facilities
Bathroom fittings, and greedy landlord
Tecom is fairly small area but is fantastically placed with close access to SZR, Al Khail road, MoE, Barsha, and DIC. The DIC metro station is around 300m from ART 8 building, and the bus stop is around 50m. The flats are quite big as compared to many of the more… other flats that I have seen in Barsha, Tecom, and Greens. There is a departmental store on the ground floor of this building, and other helps such as laundry, barber etc. are very close. It is a fairly new building (I think renting started sometime in early 2012). The maintenance is mostly fine with some minor delays which is common in most of the places in Dubai. The building is mostly occupied by Brit teachers of GEMS schools, but has got a few Indian, Chinese, South African, and Filipino families as well. The swimming pool, gym, and sauna are clean and regularly maintained. Construction quality is pretty good too, but the bathroom fittings need some work every 6 months or so. Overall it is a fairly good building, but I feel it is probably over priced by 5%-10%. Here is the summary of +ves and -ves. Pros: New building, well maintained, calm and quite place, suitable for families, good facilities (pool, gym, and sauna), good size of flats Cons: Landlord is very money minded or greedy and mostly inaccessible, slightly over priced, bathroom fittings, only has induction (no gas line), there landlord charges fee for everything (ejari, maintenance etc.) Hope this was helpful.Show less
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6th Jan, 2015
Danah
From Jordan
Moved here in 2012
Living with spouse
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Al hawai resd. review
The view and the light that comes in
Lack of storage spaces, a store or a laundry room would have been great , and I wish there was a 3rd guest toilet
Tecom is a highly served neighborhood , lots of supermarkets and small restaurants and cafes , a beautiful community for a small family or single people , the nice thing about Al Hawai residence is the fact that it has a closed kitchen, which was one of our basic demands, more… for us that's a big plus . The distribution of bedrooms and living room is smart , but we always feel short of space , so it is a small flat with small storage possibilities. All in all, it is a good tower and a nice flat to stay in . Our flat faces the Sea and Sheikh Zayed road so we have a great view .Show less
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22nd Nov, 2014
Hamza
From Jordan
Moved here in 2014
Living with spouse
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My review for Tecom, Dubai
Location
Kitchen, view & neighbors
I am in Tecom mainly for the location. My work is in the Media City and it is 2 minutes by car. It is also 10 minutes away from Marina, JBR, Barsha and Mall of the emirates. However it is not the ideal place for families with kids because to more… me there is no space or garden to play.. nor it has the best view as all surroundings are similar building. The finishing is fine, however kitchen cabins and space is a bit small to me. Few neighbors have very loud kids, and some don't push the garbage down the tube where it should be but instead place it in front of the garbage shoot... which means you get a foul smell in the floor. But also I am not convinced that the rent should as much as I am paying now...as old and new tenants are getting the same level but vary significantly in the rent they pay, I am new to Dubai as a tenant but maybe this is an issue everyone is talking about in Dubai, that rent is inflated...Show less
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18th Nov, 2014
Juliette
From France
Moved here in 2013
Living alone
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Cosy but smelly
The location
The smells of food!
This building in Tecom is ok, the security is a lovely guy but he's never there so if you are locked out or need anything you will need his mobile number. The finishing of the apartment was ok but the bathtub was old and the piping was not good because more… I would see dirty water come out as soon as I turned the tap on. The worst part about this flat is the smells... I dont know if the extraction fans do not work in some people's apartment but I would wake up with the smell of fried food, sometimes chinese, sometimes fish and chips and even indian! Basically when I didn`t have the air con on it was impossible to take and coming home to strong smell of fry is not nice. The bills would then also be very high. There is a pool on the roof and its cute but very small, and very hot in the summer as it's not cooled. If you like to tan its perfect though because its a real solarium! The gym is quite nice because it has a great big glass window which has a very good view on Dubai as it is on the roof as well. There is a real sauna for those who need it after the gym. The last really annoying thing in that location was the traffic. The traffic in front of that building is ridiculous! This is because there is a day mart at the bottom and very lazy people stop their car in the middle of the road and HORN to get the guys out from day mart to bring them what they want. It's completely Ludicrous and very irritating for the people living around. All these details are worth knowing but overall the layout of the flat and size made it homely and it had a small balcony that made it breezy. Show less
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17th Nov, 2014
Oliver
From Lebanon
Moved here in 2014
Living with spouse
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From JLT to Tecom
The best thing about Tecom is that there is no traffic and so many restaurants with good prices that are close by.
The traffic in JLT is what killed me the most, the amount of annoying neighbors and complaints i used to get if the television was high was ridiculous. Well thats due to the poorly built buildings where the walls are so thin and everybody can hear what you are doing. more… Tecom is way better in that aspect, buildings are built better in my perspective. And the most important thing is the elevator, in JLT it would sometimes take me 45 minutes to go up to my floor, due to having 45 floors and only 4 elevators, in Tecom its 14 floors with 4 elevators, its never packed, elevator is always there and ready for you. Finding a taxi is way easier in JLT, and the convenience of going in an out of Tecom is way better, as I used to live in cluster N to go to Marina would mean making a huge turn around JLT to take the bridge to Marina, it was hectic for no reason, caused traffic, and was inconvenient .Show less
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8th Nov, 2014
Tatenda
From United States
Moved here in 2014
Family with children
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Tecom, Al Hawai Tower
Centralized location (convenient for everything), quiet, finishing of the apartments.
Air condition system
Very nice 2 bedroom apartment in good location, as Tecom is central to everything for me. The mall isn't too far work is the opposite side of Shiek Zayed Rd. as well. There are many family based occupants living in my building, so it is noisy when you get back more… from work but it is general quiet and peaceful. There's two grocery stores and three restaurants downstairs that sell pizza, burgers and associated cuisine. Things I don't like about the apartment is the A/C as it is controlled by the person in the main bedroom and the temperature is colder in my room, so if they feel hot and turn on the A/C it will be way colder for me. Also, it molds alot because of the A/C so you have to hire mold cleaners now and again to stay safe. But, it's generally a great place to stay, I have been here 4 years, so its definitely been a comfortable living.Show less
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5th Nov, 2014
Hadil
From Syrian Arab Republic
Moved here in 2011
Living with spouse
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Crown Residence to Time Oak Residence
The size and the location
The new management
The management of Crown Residence building was GGICO they are the best and they are very good management but now they have changed the management and the name of the building now is Time Oak Residence not Crown residence anymore. The new management is not good, stinginess, no cleaning, no more… maintenance... You will find my reviews for the building when it was Crown Residence not Time Oak Residence.Show less
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29th Oct, 2014
Alveena
From Pakistan
Moved here in 2012
Family with children
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My building in Tecom
Metro and taxi access, pharmacy, supermarkets
Maintenance and finishing
I am living in Tecom - Paradise Building for 2 years now. I have nice view of Byblos Hotel and it is very convenient for us to reach the supermarkets, medical clinics and pharmacy. My issue is the maintenance and the low quality of finishing in the apartments.
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15th Oct, 2014
Nns
From Lebanon
Moved here in 2014
Living alone
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Less than Average
Close to essentials
Maintenance / Pool / Gym
Great spot, walking to metro station, all kinds of shops across the street and bars. Horrible maintenance, nasty pool turns green sometime with half the tiles broken. Small gym with half equipment either missing or broken. Security lets anyone in no questions, and no cameras in the building. One side more… of the building has a view only of the building right next to it no open space or anything.Show less
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7th Oct, 2014
Vi Amor
From Philippines
Moved here in 2011
Family with children
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Recommended Place - Al Warsan Tower, Tecom
Peaceful and very quiet place
High in rent....
Al Warsan Tower is a good place, very near in newly opened German Hospital, Carrefour, Geant, Metro Station, Media Rotana Hotel and very recommended apartment. There is security 24/7, no problem with the parking area.
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6th Oct, 2014
Vanita
From India
Moved here in 2008
Living with spouse
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Crown Residence
The area, is quiter, and traffic free...
No play area for children
Security should be more vigilant, on who they allow to enter into the building. Anyone can come in and out of the building as they wish. They should not allow people, delivery staff to enter the bulding unless they have checked with the tenant they are going to meet or more… deliver.Show less
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2nd Oct, 2014
Jay
From India
Moved here in 2012
Living with spouse
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Awesome Building
The view of you got the SHK Zayed Road balcony
Balcony in the bedroom not living room.
I lived here 2 years ago and I must say, the maintenance of the building, the cleanliness, the security, the building guys are all fabulous. They are so friendly, extremely helpful. Everyone who stays in it are also awesome and honest. We had dropped 3000 AED by mistake in an more… elevator and someone returned it to us after 2 days. I would absolutely recommend this building.Show less
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21st Aug, 2014
A
From American Samoa
Moved here in 2013
Living with spouse
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Hatoon Building
Location
Finishing (inside the apartment)
Not bad as a building but since we have some constructions next to us so the noises are really really annoying .Pool is very small it definitely needs to be bigger and to be cleaned more often as well as the gym(The ac is always off) and in the hallways more… the ac is always off(kind of cost-cutting ).Close to the supermarket-outdoor gym-Metro station -Bar-pubs-hairdresser...very good location.Show less
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13th Aug, 2014
Archana
From India
Moved here in 2014
Family with children
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Excellent Place to Stay
Maintanence
Nothing really
Amazing building. Good security and maintanence
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10th Aug, 2014
Rebecca
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2014
Living with spouse
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Nice Building and Location, Not so good landlord
The security and cleaner guys.
Dirty windows and no a/c in corridors
This building has 14 floors and three lifts, so you never wait long to get to your apartment or wherever else in the building you need to be e.g. pool/gym. It was a new build two years ago and up to now there has not really been any maintenance problems, more… apart from the a/c breaking in the apartment once, which did take four days to fix; not so good in the heat. We are a couple living in a one bedroom and there is plenty of space, the only issue I would say is there is not much closet/storage space; so we had to buy drawers and an additional wardrobe. The balcony is a descent size, plenty of room to put a small table and a couple of chairs. The pool is an OK size but only two sun lounges provided, so have to get up there early; although to be fair the building is not busy or loud despite being full; so didn't have much trouble getting the sun lounges. The gym is pretty descent with treadmills, exercise bike, cross trainer, weights machine and free weights. The downside is just the people living in the building that don't all have good gym etiquette. People do tend to take the free weights to their apartments and not return them, which can be annoying and obviously nothing is/can be done to stop this. The security guy is amazing is is really helpful and friendly and deals with any problems/concerns in an efficient and professional manner. As is the cleaning guy. There is a mini mart in the building, which can come in very useful. Plus they deliver...for the lazy ones!!! The location is great, there are plenty of supermarkets/pharmacies within walking distance plus plenty of hair salons, beauty places and restaurants. TECOM is an ideal location, as even though there is a lot of traffic going through, you never really queue to get in or out unlike somewhere like the Marina. The downside to living here and they are not major things, just a little annoying after living here for over two years is: the windows have never been cleaned, so extremely dirty and the a/c on the corridors have never worked on some floors and only occasionally work on other floors, which is horrible especially in the summer. The landlord office do not care no matter how many times you call to complain, nothing has ever been done to rectify these. But that is pretty much the only bad things I would have to say. Overall ART 8 is a nice building if you can put up with a unhelpful landlord.Show less
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5th Aug, 2014
Ryan
From Philippines
Moved here in 2013
Living with flatmate
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Hatoon 1 bedroom
Value for money
Unavailability of guest parking
This review is the subjective opinion of a Propsearch or FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
20th Jul, 2014
Meghna
From Asia
Moved here in 2014
Living with spouse
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Crown Residence
Maintenance and security, gym, pool, steam and sauna facilities
Very family oriented, friendly place to live in. People from different nationalities live in the building, giving a feeling of a global community.
This review is the subjective opinion of a Propsearch or FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
16th Jul, 2014
Fariha
From GCC
Moved here in 2014
Living with parents
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2 bedrooms in Al Meer
The balconies & the views!
Unnecessary crowd from the hotel next door
The only draw back of this building is they are short-staffed for maintenance (daily cleaning & other repairs) and there is no security guard. One man does everything. This is a beautiful place to live in, however the biggest draw back is the hotel crowd next door!
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14th Jul, 2014
Rosary Grace
From Asia
Moved here in 2010
Family with children
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Apartment in TECOM Review
Good neighbors, building safety, no traffic, availability of public transportation and easy way-in and way-out to Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed, Al Khail, Emirates Road, Jumeirah, Al Wasl, etc.
Having no greeneries or park around TECOM area.
Apartments in TECOM are excellent. Old buildings like what we have are large in size which best fit for families. There is no traffic in TECOM, thanks to its organic Master Plan layout which eliminated traffic within the area. It has easy way in and out. Transportation system is excellent more… for our apartment. The only concern is lack of greeneries and there are no playspace around the area. Show less
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