Quiet, residential Al Barsha is known for Mall of the Emirates, a vast shopping complex with fashion chains, department stores and global restaurants, and attractions including indoor ski slopes and penguins at Ski Dubai. Tranquil Al Barsha Pond Park is a popular spot for picnics and go-karting while sprawling Dubai Miracle Garden, open October to April, features elaborate floral displays and butterfly domes
A newly developed community, Al Barsha is still thinly populated when compared to other communities in the city. Al Barsha is close to Dubai Internet City, Dubai Marina and the Palm Jumeirah. Landmarks within Al Barsha include Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Autodrome.