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All about what life is like in the place formerly known as Tecom…

Barsha Heights, previously known as Tecom, is the area of high rise apartment towers in between Al Barsha and The Greens and opposite Media City. It has a wide range of accomodation available from studio to 3/4 bed apartments and all relatively affordable.

The name change came as Tecom Group rebranded the area in the heart of new Dubai, and is home to residential and commercial unitis as well as serviced apartments and hotels for residents and tourists to stay in. With its new name, Barsha Heights is part of the ongoing commitment of Tecom Group to deliver sustainable, holistic communities and continuously enhance the environment and lifestyle in the area. It has excellent access to Sheikh Zayed Road, Emirates Road and Al Khail Road plus it’s own Dubai Metro stop so is perfect for commuters.

It has most of the major supermarkets within it as well as many hotels and bars. There is still some construction going on and landscaping has yet to be finished but this causes little disruption.

Tecom is the area opposite Dubai Media City and consists of high rise tower blocks- so it’s apartment living all the way. There are many different towers offering one to three bed flats with or without balconies, studios and a few duplex apartments. Some buildings have facilities built in like a gym or pool area. Most of the buildings are new so there are some really nice large size apartments to be had at very affordable rates. There are no green areas but there are lots of empty sand lots and not many pavements! The area is being finished off and the road access has now got much better than previously.
Tecom seems to be right in the hub of things! It has many mini versions of the major supermarkets like Carrefour, Geant and Park & Shop as well as being very close to the Greens Community Centre which had a Choitram’s so food shopping is very easy and all within walking distance. There are also many beauty salons, smaller grocery stores, banks, A&E, pharmacies etc. and many more are springing up all the time.


Nightlife is on your doorstep as there are many hotels in the area and you can go to the Belgian Beer Café, Nelsons and it’s even got its own Rock Bottom! There are a lot of young people living in the area so the place is quite vibrant. It’s very easy to get taxis here and you are very close to all that New Dubai has to offer in terms of nightlife.
Tecom has its own metro station which is very handy! Mall of the Emirates is a hop, skip and a jump away as is Dubai Marina Mall. You can access by road Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Khail Road and Emirates Road very easily from Tecom.