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Barsha Heights (TECOM)
Updated: 17th May, 2022

Barsha Heights

A bustling residential and commercial district comprising apartment blocks, hotels and hotel apartments. Properties are leasehold only.
Barsha Heights
Overview
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Dubai
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TECOM
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Master developer
The master developer is TECOM Group.
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Additional information
  • Barsha Heights was formerly known as TECOM.

Guide

Situated between The Greens community and Al Barsha, Barsha Heights 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.

Apart from a handful of mid-rise buildings, everywhere you look you see high-rise towers. Construction began here in 2006 and by mid 2020 some 90 buildings had been completed and a further 11 were being built. Until 2016 the district was called TECOM after the name of the master developer.

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 serving all types of cuisine. These include many licensed restaurants in the four- and five-star hotels, notably Grand Millennium, Byblos, and Media Rotana.

When we visited in November 2020 there were just six projects under construction, so the place was less noisy and beginning to feel ‘finished’.

Completion of the central pedestrian plaza has made a massive difference to the community. The place comes alive in the cooler months, especially after sunset, and now you can walk across the development without trudging through sand pits. And this matters, because a plus for many is that with the metro station close by you don’t need to own a car if you live here.

Greenery, landscaping and proper metered parking spaces have replaced the sandy parking lots that once defined Barsha Heights, or ‘Tecom’ as almost everyone in Dubai still calls it. Young trees have been planted across the entire pedestrian area, and there are plenty of benches and shady places to sit. The greenery is well-maintained, and it’s rare not to spot a gardener or two pruning hedges.


Transport & Access

Commute times by car*

From Barsha Heights it takes roughly 16 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 10 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 13 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 14 minutes to The Walk JBR.*

Airport proximity

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 24 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 34 minutes' drive.*

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.

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.

Taxis are also plentiful and can be easily hailed on the street.

* Drive times are calculated by Google Maps and assume fastest route in typical traffic conditions.

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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.

At the centre of the district is an expansive pedestrian precinct that includes basketball and volleyball courts. These are extremely popular and create a great atmosphere in this urban quarter. The many children's play areas are also very busy. However, there are no grass areas to be seen; for those you have to take a short walk to The Greens & The Views next door.

Local shops and outlets

There are 174 outlets currently open in Barsha Heights including 11 pharmacies, six laundrettes, 63 restaurants, 19 ladies' salons, 14 men's salons, 18 supermarkets, a butcher, two children's nurseries, a bakery, four print shops, a currency exchange, three coffee shops, two dental clinics, three cafes, a real estate office, a flower shop, a tobacco shop, two phone shops, five medical clinics, a bar, a spa, a computer/electronics shop, a sweet shop, a tailoring shop, two gifts & entertainment shops, a car wash shop, three mini marts, a liquor store, a massage centre and a car rental shop.

For a full list and analysis of shops and services in Barsha Heights visit our Barsha Heights amenities page.

Barsha Heights Location

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.

The map below shows the location of Barsha Heights and just below are summaries of the nearest attractions, parks, beaches, golf clubs and cinemas. For a more in-depth look at the local attractions, and to see what's on in and around Barsha Heights, visit our Things to Do guide.

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Attractions
Ski Dubai, 3.1 km
Yalla Bowling Mall of the Emirates, 3.1 km
Marina Walk, 3.2 km
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Parks & beaches
Sufouh Beach, 2.3 km
Barsha Pond Park, 2.7 km
JLT Park, 3.9 km
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Golf clubs
Emirates Golf Club, 1.8 km
Montgomerie Golf Course, 3.3 km
The Els Golf Club, 7.7 km
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Cinemas
Vox Cinemas at Mall of the Emirates, 3.4 km
Reel Cinemas at The Springs Souk, 4.0 km
Reel Cinemas, Dubai Marina Mall, 4.3 km
Looking for more Barsha Heights local shops, services, and entertainment? Visit our Things to Do and Amenities guides.

Local Schools

Barsha Heights has many schools nearby including American School of Dubai at 0.6 km and GEMS Dubai American Academy at 0.9 km.

In terms of performance there are 11 schools nearby that have achieved either of two highest government inspection rating of 'Very Good' or 'Outstanding' including GEMS Dubai American Academy which has a rating of 'Outstanding' and Dubai College which also has a rating of 'Outstanding'.

American School of Dubai
0.6 km, Al Barsha
AED 77,500  •  American
GEMS Dubai American Academy
0.9 km, Al Barsha
AED 82,500  •  American, IB
Regent International School
1.1 km, The Greens
AED 52,000  •  British
The International School of Choueifat Dubai
1.2 km, Al Sufouh
AED 28,000  •  SABIS

Things to Do

We've partnered with LadiesNightDubai.com and BrunchCrunch.ae to give an overview of the current Ladies Nights and Brunch offers in the vicinity of Barsha Heights. For full nightlife listings and to see what else is happening nearby see the Things to Do page.

Chameleon Club, Byblos Hotel • Ladies Night • Chameleon Club (0.3 km)
The Game Changer, Grand Millenium Dubai • Ladies Night • Lock Stock & Barrel Barsha Heights (0.4 km)
Sunday Brunch, Media Rotana Hotel • Prego's (0.4 km)
Queens Night
Ladies Night • Wednesday, Sunday 8:00pm
Lucky Voice (0.4 km)
Hitchki
Ladies Night • Tuesday 8:00pm
Hitchki (0.4 km)
The Exit Sports Bar
Ladies Night • Wednesday 8:00pm
The Exit Sports Bar (0.5 km)
Lah Lah
Ladies Night • Wednesday 6:00pm
Lah Lah (0.7 km)
Absolutely Barreled
Brunch • Grand Millenium Dubai
Lock Stock & Barrel Barsha Heights (0.4 km)
Brunch Out Loud
Brunch • Grand Millenium Dubai
Lucky Voice (0.4 km)
Saturday Evening Brunch
Brunch • Grand Millenium Dubai
Lucky Voice (0.4 km)
Hic Hop Saturday Brunch
Brunch • Grand Millenium Dubai
Hitchki (0.4 km)

Nearby neighbourhoods

Explore communities that are either adjacent or close to Barsha Heights.

The Greens
The Greens (0.8 km)
An established development alongside The Emirates Golf Club. The residential accommodation is housed in ten mid-rise complexes.
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The Views
The Views (1.0 km)
Ten clusters of apartment towers and villas set around a lake, with lake views on one side and views over the golf course on the other.
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Acacia Avenues
Acacia Avenues (1.5 km)
A small cluster of skyscrapers and residential towers surrounded by large white luxury villas in the heart of Al Sufouh.
Read more
Sufouh Gardens
Sufouh Gardens (1.5 km)
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The Lakes
The Lakes (2.2 km)
A collection of detached villas and townhouses with parks, lakes, children’s play areas, swimming pools and BBQ areas.
Read more
Al Sufouh
Al Sufouh (2.4 km)
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Dubai Media City
Dubai Media City (2.4 km)
A mixed-use business park in a media and information technology freezone, with cafes, banks, pharmacies and car hire facilities nearby.
Read more
Al Barsha
Al Barsha (3.1 km)
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Companies Associated with Barsha Heights
Master Developer: TECOM Group

Barsha Heights Buildings

There are 99 building developments in Barsha Heights. For a full list of all Barsha Heights buildings visit our Buildings Guide.

Art 8
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Nimir
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Yas 1
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Art 12
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I Rise
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Saraya
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AB Plaza 6
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Al Fahad 2
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Icon Tower
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Liwa Tower
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Atana Hotel
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Vista Tower
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Byblos Hotel
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MCN Building
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Miknas Plaza
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