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.
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.