Dubai has emerged as a leading international tourist destination, offering visitors with wonderful sightseeing and recreational opportunities. There are several interesting attractions in and around the city. Major sightseeing places in Dubai include the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Mall of Emirates, Dubai Creek, Dubai Museum, Deira Gold Souk, Jumeirah Mosque, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, House Bastakia Area, Palm Island, Heritage Village, and Hatta Village located some 115 km southeast of the city.
Al Barsha is a collection of sub-communities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) being one of the newer residential developments, and is located in west Dubai, south of Al Sufouh. Al Barsha is bounded by E 11 (Sheikh Zayed Road) and E 311 (Emirates Road).
Al Barsha is close to Dubai Internet City, Dubai Marina and the Palm Jumeirah. Landmarks within Al Barsha include Mall of the Emirates, Dubai American Academy, American School of Dubai and Dubai Autodrome.
The highlight of Al Barsha neighborhood is The Mall of the Emirates, making its home in Dubai, is a modern marvel of architecture and consumerism. Home to a notably large atrium, pristine marble flooring, over two million square feet of retail space, a vast number of eating galleries, variety shops, electronics stores and fashion stores, the Mall of the Emirates is on the international compass and attracts millions annually. Everything from super high-end fashion stores to bargain accessories find their home in the mall, visitors can navigate the extensive array of retail stores with ease because of the malls ingenious architecture and floor planning. Choosing where to stay in the area is easy with Dubai's great hotels, everything from elegant and luxurious to well located and, best of all, well priced.
Last but not least is the mall's very own indoor skiing rink, Ski Dubai. The rink attracts many for its conceptual design, fashioned after some of the better skiing areas in nature. Visitors to the mall can literally enjoy fine-dining, do some shopping, go skiing and make it back to the hotel for a pleasant dinner all in one night. For travelers, and especially shoppers looking for something different, the Mall of the Emirates is a vibrant hotspot, home to everything from magnificent architecture to good eats and good skiing.