From cocoon to butterfly, Al Barari and its surrounding area is expanding.
Words by Aneesha Rai in Neighbourhoods · May 6th, 2018
Over the past few years, Al Barari has sprouted new projects that will create an interesting multi-faceted community. Located past Nad al Sheba, what you will currently see in the community is 216 palatial mansions surrounded by lush flora and fauna. It’s a private, gated area rife with beautiful themed gardens and over 5.4 km as well as 506,000 sq ft of naturally landscaped lakes, freshwater streams, cascades and waterways created with sustainable practices of eco-conscious development. The Al Barari area is also home to the Heart & Soul Spa, a gym called Body Language, and The Farm - an organic farm-to-table dining concept.
Founded by Zaal Mohammend Zaal, Al Barari happens to have its very own microclimate. The landscape’s high density planting keeps the ground cooler, reduces evaporation enabling the use of less water; irrigation is controlled by state of the art computerised Central Control System which constantly communicates with irrigation controllers and weather stations installed in the field. This ensures application of precise quantity of water with no wastage, for healthy plant growth. All the efforts taken has resulted in the creation of a gorgeous botanical reserve; an enclave to live in for the rich and famous families of Dubai.
Fast forward a few years and this community which was initially viewed as a reclusive one, is set to invite a higher number of residents and with facilities that cater better to the community within short notice. Al Barari’s Phase II development will see the creation of a resort hotel, school, medical and retail offerings and further residential development in addition to apartment developments such as Seventh Heaven and Ashjar.
Seventh Heaven is a beautiful apartment community developed to host 1 to 4 bedroom apartments, penthouses and sky villas. The buildings are designed in a cascading style, ensuring maximum views and light. Overlooking the lush landscapes, these units start at a built up area of 1,700 sq ft to 6,700 sq ft. Each home will get its own distinctive view.
Floor to ceiling glass walls to invite the outside in. One of the advantages of living here would be the ample space you can benefit from. These apartments are each designed, with minute detail to continue Al Barari’s intimacy with nature. There will also be natural ventilation and a green lobby. It will be a place of contemplation and relaxation. Bespoke artisans are invited to share their creations with the community. Seventh Heaven will have two entire floors dedicated to unique F&B and retail outlets. These two floors will include a day care, beauty salon, spa, pharmacy, bank, laundry, book store, electronics, organic shop and café, & restaurants.
Al Barari Off-planSeventh Heaven
- 4 beds
- 8,098,000 sq. ft.
Ashjar is a low-rise building community that is both low-rise and low-density with very few apartments per floor. Made of 9 low-rise buildings combined, this community is surrounded by lush flora and fauna. It truly will be world-class.
The Nest is also another selection of modern villas. The villas are of a modern and contemporary design with clean white finishing and bright airy rooms. The finishing within the Nest is exceptional and residents have already started to move in to the community with some villas lake and park views, the villas are beautifully crafted and completed to the highest standard yet living in a luxurious and tranquil private and secure location. The Nest encourages a slower, more relaxed pace and will leave an indelible mark on Al Barari’s already captivating visual landscape.
With Phase II planned to be completed in the next five years, developments such as Al Barari are ushering in a new way of living in Dubai, a city not readily known for its environmental credentials.
Mohammed Bin Rashid Gardens
Located not too far away in Mohammed bin Rashid Gardens, is KOA Canvas, a hub for young creative professionals. Designed by T.Zed Architects, this development will have its very own creative hub and 41 different layouts for each apartment. The aptly named development is so open plan, one can use it to customise their own The development also hosts several facilities in its plans, including 200,000 sq ft of tranquil gardens, paddle tennis courts, fitness studio, a spa, a natural sand amphitheater, an adult lap pool, a family pool, private outdoor dining, a day care centre, kids play area and more. All adding an extra sense of community and fulfilment of the Dubai vision, not just its skyline.