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Bahar Key Information
Location type
Multi-building complex
Companies Associated with Bahar
Developer
Architectural Consultant
Architectural Consultant
  • When completed in 2010 JBR was the largest ever single-phased residential scheme.

  • The towers are grouped in six clusters, Shams, Amwaj, Rimal, Bahar, Sadaf and Murjan.

  • Together the towers house 6,917 apartments ranging from 900 sq ft (84 m2) studios to 5,500 sq ft (510 m2) penthouses.

  • As well as apartments the complex incorporates four hotels, shops restaurants and some commercial space.

  • The construction was extremely fast tracked, and achieved completion on schedule 40 months after works began.

  • More than 22,000 people from a number of different countries worked on the construction at its peak.

  • Extensive infrastructure works included a landmark bridge and a district cooling system.

  • The cooling system uses a network of underground pipes to deliver cool air and water to all the development’s buildings from a single, central source.

  • Dubai Properties was the developer and the project manager was Mace.

  • Bahar is a complex of seven buildings within JBR, a mixed-use development comprising 35 towers, each up to 46 storeys high, and covering an area of two million square metres along 1.7km of shoreline.

Bahar Milestones
Construction Started
2004
Date Completed
2007

Bahar Reviews

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Bahar receives an overall rating of 3 based on 14 reviews. Users were asked to consider many factors including the view, finishing, layout, noise levels, traffic, public transportation, parking, security, swimming pool, gym, and maintenance.

4th Apr, 2016
Dina
From Jordan
Moved here in 2015
Living alone
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Wonderful place to call home
Accessibility to everything you want or need
TRAFFIC, Lack of free visitor parking for residents
Living in the JBR area and in Bahar 6 in specific has a lot of benefits, in terms of security and accessibility its near everything and basically its the place to be, walking distance from the Beach, and all its entertainment activities, including restaurants, cinema and events. However traffic going back more… home after a long working day is just dreadful, having visitors over and asking them to pay for the only parking available in the area 20AED per hour is outrageous. As well as the flood of people during each and every national or public holiday to the area makes it a bit overwhelming for residents. I lived here for around 2 years, and as the rent price started to hike up, i had my share and decided to leave. JBR is a nice place to visit for sure, but i have my doubts about living there permanently and dealing with traffic jams on daily basis.Show less
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25th Feb, 2015
Ryan
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2013
Living alone
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Construction and Traffic worth the location?
Location
Traffic, conjestion, construction
Great location, the Walk has loads of restaurants and shops, has to be the best place's in Dubai, with the beach on your door step. However it comes with some big compromises, Traffic and constant beeping from traffic due to congestion. This makes it impossible to sit outside or have your more… door open if you live marina side. The apartments now are very dated inside and outside although there has been construction on going on the plaza and walk for over a year now. The price in this area is one of the highest in the UAE for what you get. I have lived here for 2 years but this is my last, the construction and traffic has become too much to bare with. Show less
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13th Jan, 2015
Rebecca
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2015
Living with flatmate
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Great life in JBR
Spacious apartment in great location
Some traffic at some times of day.
Spectacular view, very good staff and maintenance service. Good attitude of security and parking attendants. Common areas clean and well maintained. In house maintenance company also very very good. Bathrooms are very good standard for the price, (especially master bathroom) - marbled edging etc. Excellent fitted wardrobes - spacious and high more… standard of materials! Finishing of flooring, fittings etc very good. Some building work going on around but minimal upheaval. Great location.Show less
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8th Jan, 2015
Camilo
From Colombia
Moved here in 2015
Living alone
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Traffic and constant construction work
Size of apartments and the view: facing marina
The layout and common areas
The flat has a very weird layout as most JBR has. It is somewhat difficult to furnish, even for me being an architect. The fact that you can not open the window in your flat is annoying and makes air difficult to circulate. The fresh air that comes from the more… main intake is always full of particles. It is a very bad AC system. The building is fairly well maintained to the extent it can be, given the terrible design of all common areas and security systems. Garbage management is a big problem. Just recently, the duct that takes the garbage to the room got stuck by some thoughtless neighbor who threw away sticks and construction material through the chute and the pile of waste was so big it left all the corridors smelling for months. The stench was unbearable. Currently, major renovations are on their way in the common areas so don't think about the flats facing common areas, these works are progressing slowly and you never know how long they will last. Show less
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8th Dec, 2014
Boris
From Russian Federation
Moved here in 2014
Family with children
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It was supposed to be much better
It is still Dubai Marina and the sea.
Nobody cares about people living here.
Very bad maintenance, no guest parking, no pets allowed, construction sites everywhere around the building, construction noise simply everywhere, strong restaurants smell in parking area. My apartment is on high floor with full sea view that makes it one of the best in the building. But we have more… a construction in progress right in front of us (next to Hilton Hotel), so our full sea view will soon be obstructed. Before that happened I'm not leaving my nice apartment in the bad building. Show less
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29th Nov, 2014
Amar
From Jordan
Moved here in 2012
Living with spouse
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Beach apartment with horrible construction noise and view.
Near the beach.
Construction noise and traffic.
When we came it to view the apartment for the first time, and we looked outside the nice balcony onto the beach, which was only a public parking away from us, we were sold. A couple of months after they started construction in the parking area, the plaza area just more… under our apartment, and across from it to the right there's a huge mall. These contruction sites have 24 HOUR PERMIT! AND THEY MEAN BUSINESS. THEY WORK AT ODD HOURS SOMETIMES LIKE 3 AM. I think I lost some of my hearing abilities because of all the noise. And after they finish, the sea view will be blocked. The nice fountain plaza we had under the apartment is being demolished so they can build another fountain and more tree pots and I don't know what. They are planning to build escalators to bring the tourists up to the community plaza where the kids play safely, which won't be the case anymore if they do I THINK. The apartment itself is spacious with a closed kitchen and nice bathrooms. But the parking is so dirty and smelly, with AC water dripping over cars and water leaking on entrances. It's probably the dirtiest parking in Dubai. And they always give our friends a hard time if they come to visit, although it's the only place they can park in. Oh, and all the hours we were stuck in traffic, on weekends, rush hours, lunch time, any time! Then you hear loud cars, police sirens And when there's something to fix in the apartment, the facility management take too long. And they will charge you AED50 to visit even if it's something like water leaking from their pipes in your kitchen. Overall, last year was a nightmare. I wish I lived somewhere calm and quiet such as Motor City or Arabian Ranches or even The Springs, and if I want to come to the beach or the walk, I prefer to go there on a weekend and come back. Honestly, if you want to live by all the shops and restaurants and the beach, and sacrifice your peace of mind, go ahead. Otherwise, stay away.Show less
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15th Nov, 2014
AYL
From United States
Moved here in 2012
Living with spouse
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Good size and good location, but not worth the noise, construction, traffic and high rental amount
Proximity to restaurants & cinema
High rental, lack of maintenance, traffic, noise, construction
Let's first talk about the building itself. I live in a 3BR + maid and the good thing about the apartment is the size. It is much bigger compared to other 3BR apartments I've seen in the Marina area. The finishing is not bad (again compared to other apartments in more… Marina) but it really depends on how well the previous tenants have maintained it. If you have a choice, opt for a higher floor (floor 35 above) as the apartment units are better lit, since those units have 2 windows in the living room (i.e. 1 sliding door to balcony as well as a window), which lets in a lot of sun light. I currently live on a lower floor which only has the sliding door to the balcony and so it is always dark in my apartment. I have the lights on even during the day. As for the basement parking area, it is in horrendous condition. It is one of the dirtiest and messiest parkings I've ever seen. Hilton hotel dumps all its old furniture in the basement and it clutters up the parking for the residents. There is also trash all over the floor, as restaurant staff from the Walk often take their breaks in the B3 parking area and leave their rubbish behind. There is also a smell, probably coming from the restaurants above. The parking is also always dim. I've included some pictures in this review. Furthermore, due to both Hilton and Ramada hotels being in the same cluster, we often have trouble getting in and out of the parking basements. Quite a few times some hotel guests will park their cars right next to the ramp that goes into the residents parking. It is very frustrating for the residents that the hotels would let this happen. Responses to maintenance requests are quite slow (up to 2 weeks). You have to keep following up by email or phone call, otherwise they may not even respond at all. Next, about the view. When I first moved into the apartment, I paid a premium to get a full sea view. Less than a year later, they started construction opposite Al Fattan Towers, and about a couple of months ago, they started construction on the site next to Hilton Hotel (where the big public parking used to be). Then they started construction on the plaza level. My view is now full of cranes and dirt. Not to mention it is impossible for me to walk outside now with all the construction going on. The construction works also resulted in the closure of Al Maya supermarket which was the most convenient thing in the neighborhood. As for the traffic, it was ridiculous during the construction of the tram. During weeknights, it would take me almost 40 minutes just to get from the SZR exit 32 into JBR. It gets worse during weekends and we won't even go out at all, as we would not be able to get back into JBR. The constant honking of cars will last until 2am so be prepared for late nights on weekends. Despite all these setback of JBR, we have had our rents increased twice since 2013. We just received notice that there will be another rent increase in December. This time we are raising our white flags and more than ready to say our goodbyes! Show less
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11th Nov, 2014
Richard
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2014
Living with spouse
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Awful noise and dodgy landlord
Very spacious
Dodgy landlord
They started to 'enhance our experience' back in March and will continue to do so into the middle of next year. This means noise from early morning and chaos on our plaza. They have removed the shops and apparently will replace them with restaurants meaning there is no where to more… run for when you forgot that item at the store or run out of milk. The landlord tried to illegally increase rents last year but backed down on some of us. This year he is complying to the law but now charging "service charges" because he can no longer arbitrarily increase rents. This is despite the fact that he has not paid the maintenance company and thus we have no maintenance service. So we have blocked garbage shoots for weeks before they do anything. All in building have complained about the landlord so at least we have a talking point at the pool.Show less
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9th Nov, 2014
Jo
From South Africa
Moved here in 2014
Living with flatmate
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Disappointed by property management at Barhar
The view and the proximity to the beach and restaurants
Living in a construction site once again and no close supermarket
I have lived in the UAE for 8 years and have often dreamed of living in JBR. I have since done this and absolutely adore my apartment... however, the upkeep of the building and the service of the security leaves a lot to be desired. Although they keep more… the lobby looking spotless and shiny, the entrance to the lift area's are grubby with peeling walls and the lifts are scratched and look tacky. The security are not rude, but they are not helpful in any way and should you request help, their answer is always, I am not allowed. It seems to me they are only allowed to sit at the front desk and keep the chairs warm. In every other building I have lived in there has been a trolley of some kind that is allocated to helping people get their loads of shopping up to their apartment - not the case here. There is no management/report book kept at security so no communication to management is possible unless you go online which is not always possible. The new tram is going to be fabulous and traffic is not as bad as it has been but the area is being upgraded and you do feel like you live in a construction site when you step out of the doors. That said the proximity to all restaurants and beach is great.Show less
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6th Nov, 2014
Shahid
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2014
Living with flatmate
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Bang! On the BEACH!
The Beach! The Walk! The Views!
The noise! The construction! The Traffic!
JBR is the best place to live in Dubai... in theory! We have construction all around us but one day maybe... at least we see progress on a daily basis and that cant be a bad thing... the tram will start this week and that should take care of some more… of the excess traffic!Show less
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26th Oct, 2014
Andrea
From Malaysia
Moved here in 2012
Living with spouse
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JBR Bahar
JBR the Walk offers convenience to shops, restaurants and a cinema
Traffic, construction, noise
For me, JBR is overpriced and overrated. The traffic is horrendous, it is always noisy as cars are always honking, and there is always some sort of construction going on, even in the middle of the night. First it was the beach mall, then the tram, then the 2 hotels more… on the beach. All the cons outweighs the benefit which is the Walk itself, which offers convenience to shops, restaurants and a cinema. Show less
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15th Sep, 2014
Zeno
From From the West
Moved here in 2009
Living with spouse
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Bahar 6 (2007-2009)
Beach, restaurants.
Noise, traffic jams, no gym.
Me and my wife moved to one of the apartment located on the 4th floor, facing the Marina. It was our first home in Dubai. This at the time when people just started to move to that area, there were hardly any shops on the JBR walk, the traffic was more… manageable and there were not much construction in the surrounding area. Parking was very easy, no restriction on the number cars allowed to be parked inside the building, plenty of free sloths any time of the day. The apartment was brand new when we moved in, no problem with any of the utilities, only the AC had to be cleaned shortly after we moved in. There were no gym, but we got a nice swiming pool. When time went by shops started to open, we had a 24/7 grocery just next to the building, JBR walk opened with many restaurants and we could enjoy the beach offered by the location. At the end of 2008 the construction of the tram has started which has completely ruined the traffic and also the view. Construction of 2 more buildings have started and due to unbearable amount of noise and dust we have decided to leave in 2009. In overall, JBR is nice location to live in Dubai, especially if you can get a higher sea view apartment which we could not afford that time. I can recommend someone who do not have family and want enjoys vibrant and eating out lifestyle and don't mind noise and traffic jams in exchange. Show less
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14th Aug, 2014
Soumitri
From India
Moved here in 2013
Family with children
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Living in Bahar cluster of JBR in Marina
Beach is accessible, restaurants and night live ,good community living, security,playarea, excellent pool and gym,many kindergartens at walking distance,no noise,great view from apartment,spacious rooms
Plaza level too much construction, many of the common areas blocked, less options for convinience stores, the approach road has too much traffic because of Dubai tram project
Since the time we moved to Dubai two years back we fell in love with Marina. The tall sky scrapers surrounding a water body was just amazing. This was just not it bang across the road stood JBR one of the world's biggest integrated town ship with a beach in more… front that gave a view of the Palm Jumeirah Island. We decided on the Bahar cluster as we felt it was the most lively part of JBR and gave a direct access to the beach and the walk. We live in a 2 bedroom apartment which is just right for a family with one kid and a live in maid. The rooms are spacious with superb view of the marina from the bedroom. Its almost like a panoramic view. There are 3 toilets and decent sized kitchen as well as living room.Each building has 6-7 lifts thus avoids over crowding. The plaza level and the walk have some good restaurants as well as supermarkets.Best place for some evening walk and hanging out with friends. There is a gym that has opened now. There is also a swimming pool. Good accessibility to public transport.So overall good amenities and convenient living.Show less
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30th Jun, 2014
Suzie
From North America
Moved here in 2014
Family with children
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Great for young children
Beach/walk ability/safety
Traffic I suppose?
JBR is the perfect place to raise babies and toddlers in my opinion. Lots of places to play, lots of green areas, playgrounds. Markets and shops right outside your door, oodles do people to meet, lots of friends. Beach right there!
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