Escape: Al Barari

Eliza Scarborough   |   21 - 10 - 2017

An oasis within Dubai that makes you feel like you’re miles away? Here is why Al Barai needs to be on your list.



Guided by the passionate founder and chairman, Zaal Mohamed Zaal, Al Barari’s vision of an exceptional botanic haven, unrivalled in its ecological sensitivity, has been realised. It encompasses luxury villas and apartments, a gourmet restaurant The Farm, a state-of-the art health club Body Language, a destination spa Heart & Soul, and the region’s largest privately-owned plant nursery.




Founded in 2012 and set within the green surroundings of Al Barari, The Farm is more than a restaurant, it is a culinary, leisure and social ‘hub’ for UAE residents looking to spend quality time and enjoy great food with family and friends. The Farm’s philosophy is simple, to serve high-quality, wholesome food the way nature intended, in a relaxed and tranquil setting. The flavours of The Farm are inspired from around the world, from Thai and Mediterranean to Middle Eastern, Indian, and Asian.

The unique concept restaurant is built around natural surroundings, serving internationality sourced food with an emphasis on fresh produce. The main building is surrounded by a lawn and green areas, with an outdoor seating area on a deck that is suspended over a lake. In summer months, the outdoor areas are temperature controlled so customers can enjoy the unique dining experience at The Farm all year round.

In addition to the high-quality gourmet cuisine and exceptional service, The Farm is a culinary and leisure oasis with abundant social activities including jazz nights, traditional markets and afternoon tea.




Surrounded by the verdant greenery and famed landscaped gardens of Al Barari is Body Language health club, a wellness ‘hub’ for UAE residents looking to keep fit, relax, and unwind in a tranquil setting. Body Language has a state-of-the-art gym, infrared steam rooms and a studio. The studio hosts a wide range of classes for adults and kids from Yoga to Bootcamp and Cardio Tennis, and between its picturesque surroundings and its fully-equipped gym lies a stunning temperature-controlled infinity-edge swimming pool and two sunken tennis courts.




The philosophy at Heart & Soul spa is to restore the soothing effect of nature by helping guests relax, unwind, and achieve balance. The spa has separate levels for men and women, a dedicated entry for each exclusive treatment room, private suites, a dedicated children’s salon, designated nail and hair care sections, and an infrared sauna, hammam and steam room.



Across these 20 treatment rooms a variety of massages, award-winning facials, and hair and nail treatments are practised using a unique combination of organic ingredients, for all round mindfulness and wellness.



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