DHA Karachi (Phase VIII) is the only area having three side water and even this is not an Island, this is very unique kind of land, not very commonly seen in any other part of world. Though, there are many island have four side water or even three side water like we have Manora as well but this kind of developed housing scheme is only Phase VIII.
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It has all up-to-date infrastructure and having all the modern facilities. It also have all the amenities like Clubs, Parks, Schools, Colleges, Restaurants, Cinemas etc.
DHA Karachi (Phase VIII) is the 2nd largest phase of Pakistan Defence Officers Housing Authority as Phase IX (DHA City Karachi) is the largest one with 11640 acres. DHA Karachi is the most prime and desired vicinity for the people of Karachi, it has been divided in 8 Phases from 1 to 8. All these 8 phases are spread over the area of approximately 8500 acres of Land, out of which 4000 plus acres is designated only for Phase 8.
1. Real Estate (Residential)
DHA Karachi Phase VIII spread over huge land, and for the development purpose (portions wise), it has been divided into different zones. Like A, B, C, D, E, and Phase 8 Extension also known as Sahil Streets.
- Zone A: The limits of Zone A is from Khayaban-e-Qasim to Khayaban-e-Ghalib and on the other side from Zulfiqar Street 1 to Beach Avenue. The permission of construction allowed for this zone in 1997 and till today more than 50% of the area still has open plots. The total area of Zone A is approximately 850 acres. [Full Article]
- Zone B: The limits of Zone B is from Khayaban-e-Ghalib to Khayaban-e-Bilal and on the other side from Zulfiqar Street 1 to Khayaban-e-Shujaat, the permission of construction allowed for this zone in April 2011 and till today only 3 to 5% plots are under construction remaining are open plots. The total area of Zone B is approximately 750 acres that also includes 140 acres of DA Country & Golf Club. [Full Article]
- Zone C: The limits of Zone C is from Khayaban-e-Bilal to Marine Avenue, and on other side from 16th Street to Beach Avenue, the permission of construction is expected for this zone is by end of 2014 and the development work is in full swing these days. The categories of plots available in this zone are 500, 1000 square yards residential plots. The total area of Zone C is approximately 225 acres. [Full Article]
- Zone D: The limits of Zone D is from Khayaban-e-Ghalib to Khayaban-e-Bilal, and on other side from 36th Street to Beach Avenue. The categories of plots available in this zone are 500, 1000 and 2000 square yards residential plots. Specialty of this zone is the maximum number of 2000 square yard plots. There is no commercial area in this zone. The total area of Zone D is approximately 635 acres. [Full Article]
- Zone E: The limits of Zone E is from Khayaban-e-Ghalib to Khayaban-e-Bilal, and on other side from Khayaban-e-Shujaat to 36th Street. The categories of plots available in this zone are 500, 1000 and 2000 square yards residential plots. The total area of Zone E is approximately 795 acres. [Full Article]
- Sahil Streets: Just adjacent to Phase VIII along with Beach Avenue, Phase VIII Extension has been allotted in early 90s. Very well known as Sahil Streets. This area is focused on smaller plots. The new cutting of 300 square yards (residential plots) has been introduced, and the other category of residential plot is 500 square yards only. The piece of land, have length of around 2.6 Kilometers and in width around 0.3 Kilometers. [Full Article]
- DHA Karachi Phase VIII (Phase 8) Map
- DHA Karachi Phase VIII (Phase 8) Map – Zone A
- DHA Karachi Phase VIII (Phase 8) Map – Zone B
- DHA Karachi Phase VIII (Phase 8) Map – Zone C
- DHA Karachi Phase VIII (Phase 8) Map – Zone D
- DHA Karachi Phase VIII (Phase 8) Map – Zone E
- DHA Karachi Phase 8 Extension (Phase VIII-Ext.) Map
2. Real Estate (Commercial)
For commercial purpose, 100 and 200 square yards plots categories are available in Al-Murtaza Commercial and Zulfiqar Commercial in Zone A, whereas in Zone E there is a large commercial named Peninsula Commercial, in which there are 100 and 200 square yards plots available.
3. Creek Vistas Apartments
Creek Vistas Apartments is a part of a mega project of DHA Karachi, named “Creek City”, which encompasses luxurious high-rise waterfront residential towers overlooking Karachi Creek, Arabian Sea and DHA Golf Club. Creek Vistas Apartments is located on Khayaban-e-Shaheen at 16th Street of Phase VIII, DHA Karachi. It’s a exceptionally beautiful location and a view that you will find mesmerizing.
Creek Vistas is designed to redefine the standard of luxurious living and to offer a tranquil life, with safety and security of its residents as its paramount concern. Creek Vista Apartments endeavors to eliminate concerns of the worried mind. Its spread over 16 acres of residential land. Only a quarter of land is used for the building and remaining is utilized for water bodies, garden and public amenities. Creek Vistas have twelve towers; all towers are 16 floors high. Each tower has fifty-six apartments and four penthouses. All together it has 720 residential units.
4. The Arkadians
Slated as Pakistan’s tallest residential project, The Arkadians comprises 13 residential towers (34 and 24 storey high), six office enclaves and utility spaces. The Arkadians will provide a perfect blend of luxurious and world-class lifestyle, modern design and peaceful living that is ideal for both living and doing business in one of Karachi’s most desired neighborhoods.
The Arkadians, an iconic brainchild of ATKINS design – one of the world’s largest architecture firms – the master plan effectively transforms dynamic lines of the rivulets emptying into the Arabian Sea and the wind-carved shores into naturally-inspired architecture which finds its robust structure dipped in natural purity.
Developing the compelling forms of the towers from the local landscape, the mega project serves as an emblem of uniqueness. Notwithstanding top-of-the-line international contemporary architecture, the design subtly maintains sensitivity to local climate, geography and culture to provide unmatched sustainability.
5. Crescent Bay by Emaar
Emaar Pakistan presents ‘Crescent Bay‘, which will Redefine Karachi’s Skyline. Emaar legacy advances to Cresent Bay Karachi, imparting the highest standards of luxury, quality and state of the art construction. Crescent Bay is set to become Pakistan’s most desirable lifestyle.
Discover luxury living on a new level with Crescent Bay, a masterpiece that delivers quality of life on a par with the very best. Designed for people that have grown to appreciate the finer things in life, Crescent Bay will offer a vibrant community atmosphere with a safe and wholesome ambience.
Arranged along three bays, Crescent Bay combines breathtaking natural beauty with a blend of traditional styling and contemporary urban chic. Crescent Bay sets a new benchmark for the city’s elite to live, work, play and shop and is sure to become the most desirable and talked about address in Karachi. Shouldn’t you consider moving up in the world?
6. Creek Marina
Located in Phase VIII of DHA Karachi, Creek Marina is the first and the only 6-star residence in Pakistan. Creek Marina is designed by a world-renowned team of architects, interior designers and engineers to match and surpass the highest standards of luxury living found anywhere in the world.
Creek Marina has been designed to unrivalled standards of spatial planning, luxury finishes & facilities offered by other world-class residences in advanced cities like New York, London, Singapore, Hong Kong & Sydney.
Facing the prime waterfront with unobstructed views of the ocean and neighbouring golf course, Creek Marina offers a lifestyle that others can only dream of. Creek Marina is current on hold and DHA Karachi is keen to resolve this matter soonest as possible.
The DHAToday Show
Watch out the DHAToday episodes about different zones of Phase 8:
- The DHAToday Show [Episode 02] – DHA Karachi Phase 8 (Zone A)
- The DHAToday Show [Episode 03] – DHA Karachi Phase 8 (Zone B)
- The DHAToday Show [Episode 04] – DHA Karachi Phase 8 (Zone C)
- The DHAToday Show [Episode 05] – DHA Karachi Phase 8 (Zone D)
- The DHAToday Show [Episode 06] – DHA Karachi Phase 8 (Zone E)
- The DHAToday Show [Episode 07] – DHA Karachi Phase 8 Ext. (Sahil Streets)
7. Do Darya – The Food Street of DHA Karachi
Do Darya is very well known dining spot these days, this spot is famous for last many years, when Phase VIII was not developed this much, many people visit this place for smooth breeze in the evening, many who have interest in fishing also use to go there for fulfill their fishing hobby and also enjoy delicious food with a beautiful sea view. Its probably the only food street of it’s kind in Pakistan.
It is located along the sea, Seaview road past McDonald’s, the Village Restaurant, and almost 2.5 kilo meters deep into Phase VIII, and you will be greeted by many restaurants clustering at the edge of the Sea.
Many restaurants have their first outlet in other part of city, and specially the concept of highway dining started on super highway, in Mid 90’s, by very well know restaurant Al-Habib, and later many other open their outlets there, almost all the restaurants have their outlet in this belt. And many new name as well. Here are just few names:
- Noorani Katakat
- Afridi Inn
- Charcoal BBQ n Grill
- Desi Hut
- Ambala Corniche
- Sajjad Restaurant
- Al Habib Restaurant
- Foresters House of Grill
- Hot Bite
- Creek Inn
- Al Rehmat BBQ
- and few others
8. Defence Authority Country & Golf Club
The Defence Authority Country & Golf Club is spread over approximately 140 Acres. An 18 hole par 72 course with a total yardage of 6693 was initially designed by Mr. Donald Steel. The front nine holes were opened on 28 April 1997 and the back nine on 30 August 1998.
Later on, the Clubhouse and the Administration block were constructed in January 2001. The Golf Course has been redeveloped to USGA Standard with night golfing facility and an automatic irrigation system. The present yardage of the course has been increased to 7120 to meet international standards.
- Barbecue Seaside Kitchen
- Snack Bar & Bakery
- Ice Cream Parlor
- 18 Hole Golf Course
- Golfers’ Terrace
- Golf Center
- Practice Range
- Squash Courts
- Billiard Room
- Independent Gymnasiums for Ladies and Gents
- Independent Swimming Pools for Ladies, Gents and Kids
- Karaoke Rooms
- Children Play Area
- Card Room
- Cigar Room
- Function Halls
- Convention Center
- Resort Chalets
9. Defence Authority Marina Club
Where in Karachi can you escape from the mad traffic, crowded places and eating joints, spilling with people and nagging beggars. The place to be is; where tranquility and serenity reins supreme. The exquisite ambience of the creek that bathes northeasterly shoreline of DHA, this is where Marina Club is housed to provide its member the facility of keeping their personal yachts, boats and indulge in other water sports activities.
Marina Club located at Gizri Creek was established in 1991. The Club was primarily founded to facilitate and encourage water sports activities. The Club started with modest activities. Over a period it has established a name to be reckoned amongst the leading Club in water related sports. For membership of Marina Club, it is mandatory to own a boat which is registered with Mercantile Marine Department (MMD). The boat should be parked at Marina Club.
On the menu of Marina Club, is all romance. A place where you can’t help falling in love with nature. Around sunset, sitting in the open is a breath-taking scene of the mangroves, and you can see fluttering of the sailboats or hear the purring sound of a motorboat that is transiting in the creek. As a bird watcher you can see the herons, flamingo, seagulls seeking their bounty from the slushy shore for marine life. Soon after sunset, you can gaze at the starry night, with the only noise that of your own breath in the background. All this takes the stress out of your hard days work, and a prescription not known to any doctor or apothecary.
- Catering / Dining Facility
- Boat Parking Area
- Boat Washing Point
- Lowering & Hoisting Facilities
- Concrete Floating Pontoons for Berthing
- Workshop for maintenance and repairs of Members’s Boats
- Fuel Pump for Fueling of Members’ Boats
- Jet Skis
- Snooker Room
- Storage Hanger for Sports Gear
10. DHA Sports Club (Moin Khan Academy)
Headed by Moin Khan, DHA Sports Club / Moin Khan Academy is the first of its kind professional sports coaching facility in Pakistan complete with flood lights. The Club introduces a new concept of professional coaching in cricket, squash and swimming to begin with. Whereas a fully equipped Gymnasium is also featured for general fitness. The Club is ideally located at a serene and cosy corner in DHA Phase VIII – making it one of the safest locations to host mega sports events.
The Club’s board of directors is headed by DHA Administrator. The vision behind DHA Sports Club Karachi / Moin Khan Academy is that of a voyage of continuous improvement and advancement. To help the budding talent in the country to master their craft and stay ahead in the game.
DHA Sports Club / Moin Khan Academy was approved by the former administrator of DHA, Brigadier Khalid Masood Tirmizi, and later patronized and supported by the current administrator, Brigadier Aamer Raza Qureshi who also a sports enthusiast.
11. The Place
The once empty and lonely Phase VIII has come alive in the previous year; the hustle and bustle of vehicles and people is nothing compared to a large neon sign on a brightly lit building, all of which is visible from afar. Bursting with life and fervor, this is not just a place; in fact it is “The Place”.
Welcome to “The Place”, a name apt for it, since it has become the hub for recreation for the old and young alike. Gaining popularity and creating buzz all around the city for its state of the art entertainment and recreation, The Place is actually the place to be in
Located opposite the famous Creek Vistas Apartments in Phase 8, it is not difficult to find ‘The Place’- the flashing neon billboard and bustling traffic are signs leading to the most happening place in town. The Place is host to the very famous Nueplex Cinema which has created a stir amongst the cinema lovers since it features 3 of the largest silver screens in Pakistan. With 5 cinemas inclusive of a royal cinema for those who wish to be pampered while enjoying a movie; Nueplex Cinema is surely one of the main attractions of The Place, added to this is the lucrative choices of movies being played.
Even more to come across during a visit to The Place is the Merry Go Round or the thrilling Bumper Car; the perfect opportunity for children and young ones to enjoy while adults can unleash the child within with a ride on the Drop Tower.
Adrenaline pumping rides or the extraordinary cinematic experience, hunger is sure to chase after such a rush, look nowhere other than the first floor at The Place. As you descend to the first floor, delicious aromas waft in your direction momentarily confusing the senses and mind, leaving you indecisive as to where to head for a meal.
Young ones and even adults will gravitate towards a large familiar bright yellow ‘M’ iconic to the famous and loved fast-food McDonalds. Besides McDonald, present in the food arena is China Grill, Tutti Frutti, Red Mango and Bombay Chowpatty- all of whom are busy serving meals of the finest quality.
In case one wishes to enjoy a quiet dinner, they can head straight to Bella Vita- its subtle and serene ambience is sure to sooth the senses and calm the nerves after such an adrenaline rush. Incidentally, cravings for coffee or indulgence in a thick slice of chocolate cake can be satisfied at Espresso. Subsequently valet parking is also available, so hand over the keys and head over for some family fun time.
One point to address would be that ‘The Place’ is not a shopping mall; instead it is currently solely dedicated to providing entertainment, recreation and fun. It is one of its kind- it is “THE PLACE” Altogether, experiences at The Place can be enjoyed with the entire family wherein everyone is happy. Be sure to visit and feel the fervor spread- this is the new age, all under one roof.
There are many high end Schools and Colleges in Phase VIII, away from the centre of the city where parents can meet and discuss matters that relate to them and their children’s education and wellbeing. These educational institution nurtures ideal educational environment for both students and teachers.
Here is the list of Schools and Colleges in DHA Karachi (Phase VIII):
- DA College for Women
- DA Public School (O’ & A’ Levels)
- DA High School
- DA Iqra Model School
- Asma’s Montessori
- Foundation Public School (FPS)
- Haque Academy
- The Centre for Advance Studies (CAS) School
- Beaconhouse School
- Lahore Grammar School
- Froebel’s Education Centre
- Washington International School
- Southshore School for A-Level Studies
- Lecole For Advanced Studies
- Bay View Academy
For the better security in Phase VIII, check post are established by DHA Security & Vigilance Dte on all the entry/exit points of Phase VIII i.e. Zulfiqar Street 1, Khayaban-e-Shaheen, Khayaban-e-Shujaat, 26th Street, Saba Avenue and Beach Avenue.
All the other small streets are already closed and have no entry for any vehicle in Phase VIII. This kind of secure vicinity is always a desired locality for every one and people really want to live in this kind of enclave.
Monitoring unauthorized construction, encroachments, building violations and physical security of DHA institutions, clubs and assets are basic role of DHA Security & Vigilance Dte.
In addition it helps Sindh police in joint security mobile patrolling and traffic checking. It also monitors civic services on daily basis and reports to Cantonment Board Clifton. Fire fighting is an other additional task performed by DHA Security & Vigilance Dte.
14. DHA Sunday Bachat Bazaar
Sunday Bazaars are very common for Karachities, this type of bazaars are organized in many other areas of the Metropolitan City to cater those working class people who normally don’t have time for their house hold shopping during working days. Normally this type of Sunday Bazaars are setup on open large grounds or parks.
A new generation of modern Bachat Bazaar has been setup by DHA. DHA Sunday Bachat Bazaar is a very well organized bazaar with stalls and the spacious walkways between the stalls are properly built up with tiled floors. Fiber top have also been installed on the stalls to save from sunlight. DHA Sunday Bachat Bazaar has not only attracted residents of Defence and Clifton, but also many people from different part of the city.
Defence Sunday Bachat Bazaar offers lucrative business opportunity and premium locations exclusively marked for national and multinational companies.
DHA Sunday Bachat Bazaar is setup Zone E of DHA Karachi Phase VIII. Zone E will be the last zone construction permission wise of Phase VIII.
With all this available details it looks like that in the coming future, DHA Phase VIII will be the best posh high end residential and commercial area as there are many plots of 2000 yards and many of these plots are already merged to build larger houses like 4000 and 8000 yards.
This is the only area of Karachi having underground electricity plus for the security purpose all the streets are closed from one side and opening from only one side of the enclave following the culs-de-sac scheme. In urban planning culs-de-sac are created to limit through-traffic in residential areas. While some cul-de-sac streets provide no possible passage except in and out of their road entry.
This article is written by Mr. Muhammad Shafi Jakvani, CEO – Citi Associates.