Please note: Al Barari is one of the 60 major communities in freehold Dubai where Lookup.ae reports quarterly prices. Al Barari as a community consists of luxury 4 and 6 bedroom villas and The Reserve (which allows for custom built homes). Within Al Barari there are several under-construction projects such as Ashjar, 7th Heaven and The Nest. Lookup.ae tracks prices only for the first phase villas called The Residences (5 & 6 bedroom mansions) and this data can be viewed in more detail under this section's Transaction Prices and Historic Data sections.
Communities in Al Barari and status
1. The Residences: the initial first phase of the project which consists of 5 & 6 bedroom mansions. Total of 189 ready units.
2. The Reserve: large villas delivered shell & core which allowed end-users to customize their villa finish. These area is under construction.
3. The Nest: luxury 4 bedroom villa enclave currently under-construction and expected to be delivered in Q2-2017.
4. 7th Heaven: luxury mid-rise apartment development expected to be delivered in Q4-2017.
5. Ashjar: luxury low-rise apartment development expected to be delivered in Q4-2017.
Al Barari is a luxury development located along Mohammad bin Zayed Road. In general, Al Barari refers to the 189 ready villas that were completed in 2009 and are considered among the most luxurious villas in Dubai. However, since 2012, the development has seen an expansion in its product offering. In addition to the 189 villas, the developer has announced projects called The Reserve, The Nest, Ashjar and 7th Heaven.
Villas in Al Barari
There are a total of 189 villas with four styles comprising 5 & 6 bedrooms. The villas have large built up areas between 12 – 17,000 sq. ft. These sort of built up areas can mainly be found in Emirates Hills where Emaar sold plots that allowed home-owners to customize their homes. With their massive doors and windows, amazing internal architecture, large basements and high ceilings – Al Barari homes are without doubt one of the most spacious & luxurious in the city.
Another distinctive feature of Al Barari is its greenery. Al Barari actually translates to ‘wilderness’ in Arabic. According to the developer they have introduced about 500 species of plants that have never been grown in Dubai. Years were spent nurturing plant-life in greenhouses in Al Barari which is now translating into the lush landscape.
There is no doubt that Al Barari have delivered an exceptional product. However, there are drawbacks to the community which have so far diminished it from achieving its full potential. The first challenge the community faces is accessibility. It is on the other side of Mohammad Bin Zayed Road opposite City of Arabia - and as there is no interchange nearby – residents have to drive longer distances to get back into main Dubai or reach back to the community.
The second drawback is the high maintenance fees – probably the highest for any villa development in Dubai. According to the developer, the high maintenance fees is due to the abundant greenery as 60% of the development is made of plants, trees, and waterways.
The third drawback is what many home-owners and prospective buyers have pointed out is the generally smaller plot sizes. Whilst the plot sizes of 12 – 16,000 are large within themselves, proportionally to the size of the villa the plot sizes are considered smaller.
All things considered, the accessibility of the community will only improve over time. RTA is under-taking roadwork which might be completed in 12 – 18 months which will greatly improve the viability of Al Barari. There are now surrounding developments such as Living Legends, Millennium Square and a villa community being built for Emirates Airlines staff which will only increase the need for better connectivity to other parts of the city.
The community’s facilities are improving. There is now a small retail area, a health club, a spa is now operational within Al Barari and one of Dubai’s finest restaurants – The Farm – has been open for business since 2012. The community has tennis courts and a gym.
Types of Villas in Al Barari - first phase (The Residences)
- Dhalia (D Type): 5 bedrooms villa with a built up area of 12,713 sq. ft.
- Camelia (C Type): 6 bedrooms villa with a built up area of 13,858 sq. ft.
- Bromelia (B Type): 6 bedrooms villa with a built up area of 14,918 sq. ft.
- Acacia (A Type): 6 bedrooms villa with a built up area of 16,448 sq. ft.
In 2012, Al Barari announced The Reserve enclave. These are 28 high-end bespoke villas to be delivered shell & core and can be customized according to the desire of the buyer. The customization, contracting and consultancy will be done in-house only through the developer according to the desires of the home-owner. Buyers can customized both internal and external layout through to the fittings, fixtures and wallpapers. The plot sizes in The Reserve are also much larger than the regular Barari homes.
In 2014, Al Barari launched two luxury low-rise apartment enclaves within the community called Ashjar and 7th Heaven. You can learn more about these communities by searching them on Lookup.ae or see the Projects page in this section.
Luxury villa enclave within the Al Barari community announced on the 1st of April, 2015. The project comprises of 4 bedroom villas (BUA of 6,300 - 7,000 sq. ft. and plot sizes ranging from 9,000 - 15,000 sq. ft.). Currently under-construction, these 55 villas are expected to be complete by Q2-2017.
Project Completion Status (as per DLD): 100% (as of May 10, 2017)
Dubai Land Classification & Escrow Account Details:
Land Number: 45
Project Number: 1074
Real Estate Developer: Abwab Real Estate
Trust Account Number: 100-1193398
Account Trustee Name: Commercial Bank of Dubai
RERA Permit No:: 11045
Brokerage Firm: Taktical Realty Group LLC