Al Barari: unparalleled luxury living in Dubai

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In a city best known for its skyscrapers –including the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa—Al Barari is a breath of fresh air to the concrete emirate. Located in the royal enclave of Nad Al Sheba and accessible by the Emirates Road, Al Barari embodies a desert oasis at its most refined. Literally meaning ‘wilderness’, Al Barari has successfully created one of the most desirable developments in the UAE, combining luxury high-end living within a natural, green environment.

Unrivalled in its ecological sensitivity and its utmost attention to detail, Al Barari offers houses and apartments dotted with landscaped gardens that have lakes, freshwater streams and flashes of colour from bougainvillea to eranthemum. The lowest density development in the UAE, Al Barari is more akin to a botanical garden than a residential community.Ashjar interior (2).jpeg.Ashjar interior (2).jpeg.


The family behind the vision

First envisioned by Emirati businessman Mr. Zaal Mohammad Zaal in 2005, Al Barari is the flagship development of the Zaal family.

A true family dynasty, each member of the Zaal’s has played a vital role in nurturing the Al Barari vision. The father is the visionary and lover of gardens whose passion translates into vast stretches of greenery surrounding the homes they build. Lesley Zaal, the mother, oversees interior design with her own company, Etcetera Living. Oldest son Mohammad Zaal, CEO of Al Bararai has brought to life the serene development, explaining, “Luxury is not a number, it is a lifestyle”, whilst daughter and Creative Director, Kamelia Zaal, has helped create a sustainable and exceptional botanical haven, acting as the official landscape consultant.

Dubai’s Natural Haven Ashjar

In recent months, Al Barari decided to expand their enduring vision of utmost privacy within a peaceful, botanical haven with the launch of the latest phase of residences, Ashjar.

Ashjar, meaning “trees” in Arabic, is comprised of 300 apartments arranged in low-density formation, discretely nestled within Al Barari’s exquisite verdant gardens. Forming part of the hugely successful second phase, Seventh Heaven, a collection of residences that was 95% sold in just two days when brought to marker earlier this year.

“Since its inception, Al Barari has set itself apart from every other development in Dubai, and Ashjar exemplifies our unique approach” commented Mr. Mohammad Zaal, CEO of Al Barari.

The apartments offer harmonious ‘indoor-outdoor’ living, benefitting from shared sporting and social facilities. Organic restaurant, The Farm offers homeowners an informal and friendly all-day dining venue, providing locally sourced produce, which echoes its natural surroundings. A five-star spa opening later this year will also provide the ideal destination for exclusive relaxation and rejuvenation.

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Dubai Coming of Age

Dubai has cemented its position as a safe haven destination, with residential values appreciating an annual growth of 52%, by far the largest of all cities in 2014. As Dubai establishes itself as a confident world city, underlying economic growth will drive the emirate’s real estate markets going forward.

With Dubai realising its potential as a truly international centre of financial and cultural significance, Al Barari is changing the perception of Dubai as a transient place to visit or temporary settle. The future of Dubai’s most desired address is certainly looking bright.


Plots in Ashjar start from 2.5 million for a residents totalling 1,600 square feet.

To book an appointment with the sales team or for any enquiries please contact or 800 737 3783.