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Outline of DHA Defence Karachi

HISTORY

DHA Karachi has not only regulated administration but is also an assiduously designed project of the city.  The project was established back in March 1953, when a group of retired officers from the Army initiated this housing project with the name of ‘Defense Officers Housing Society’. However, following the presidential orders, the project was taken over by the government later in the year 1981. The government transferred the administration of the project to Corps Commander, Karachi. The municipal association was formed with the Clifton Cantonment Board (CBC). CBC is an autonomous civic body, encircles the eight phases of DHA, Clifton block 8 and 9, and outskirts. The CBC is in charge of maintaining streets, public parks, decoration of roadsides, ensuring sufficient water supply, ensuring public safety, conducting a census, and implementing good sanitation executions.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

DHA Karachi has been stretched out to around 8,838 acres of land. Defense Housing Authority has been widely regarded as one of the most prestigious and urbanized housing societies of the city. The front part of DHA has the seashore comprising of beautiful beaches. The eight phases of DHA offers its residents a unique, high-quality lifestyle.

Investors are usually inclined towards investing in DHA. The core reason behind this interest is the quality DHA is providing towards a luxurious lifestyle, advanced infrastructure, neat and clean network of roads, top-class recreational facilities, green belts, modernized health facilities.

People invest in houses in DHA, Karachi because the community has taken into consideration all aspects of a luxurious lifestyle. Due to the modern infrastructure, a clean network of roads, green belts, best recreational amenities, high-quality medical facilities, world-class clubs, and the city’s some of the best educational institutions. By the passage of time, DHA has also become a hub for business and commercial activities in the city.

AT A GLANCE

  • Great location for water sports enthusiasts
  • Nearby entertainment avenues available
  • A well-planned, secure residential scheme, offering state-of-the-art amenities
  • Hosts a flower show and a number of community events all year round
  • Various modern clubs

Transport, Health, Educational, and other facilities

PUBLIC TRANSPORT FACILITIES

  • Uber and Careem
  • Public buses: W30, X10, X8, W21, Z2, Aiwan Coach and Gulistan Coach.

MARKETS IN DHA KARACHI

  • Tesco supermarket & pharmacy
  • Waseem mart
  • Springs store
  • M&M’s superstore
  • Nice supermarket
  • Sunday Bazaar
  • Meat One
  • Zabeeha
  • Khadda
  • Farmer’s market
  • Sea Fiesta Seafood
  • The Fisher Butcher

MOSQUES, TEMPLES & CHURCHES IN DHA KARACHI

  • Masjid e Tooba
  • Sultan Masjid
  • Ayesha Masjid
  • Masjid-e-Arafat
  • Creek Vista Masjid
  • Sakina Masjid
  • Masjid-e-Ali,
  • Masjid-e-Usman Ghani
  • Jamia Masjid Bait-ul-Salaam
  • Temple Samadha Dham
  • Salvation Army Church
  • Parsi Fire Temple

EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES IN DHA KARACHI

Schools:

  • DHA Montessori
  • DHA Model School
  • Little Fox Kindergarten
  • Haque’s Nursery
  • The City School, Nursery
  • Kidz Zone Play School
  • Kidsville Daycare & Montessori
  • Sunrise Kindergarten
  • The CAS School
  • DHA Iqra Model School
  • DA Public School
  • Beaconhouse School
  • The City School
  • Froebel Education Centre
  • Haque Academy,
  • Lahore Grammar School is in Khayaban-e-Roomi.
  • Washington International School,
  • L’ecole for Advanced studies,
  • British Overseas School,
  • Karachi British School and
  • The Space Institute are various other reputable schools in DHA.

Colleges:

  • DA Degree College for Women
  • Defense Authority Degree College
  • Nixor College
  • A. Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed College.
  • Themis School of Law

Universities:

  • DHA Suffa University
  • Greenwich University
  • Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine
  • Defence Central Library to compliment universities.

BANKS IN DHA KARACHI

  • Habib Bank Ltd
  • Faysal Bank
  • JS Bank
  • MCB
  • Silk Bank
  • NIB
  • Dubai Islamic Bank
  • Meezan Bank
  • Sindh Bank
  • Habib Metro Bank
  • Summit Bank
  • Soneri Bank
  • Al Baraka Bank

HEALTH FACILITIES IN DHA KARACHI

DHA is providing matchless health facilities in the community. These facilities include but not limited to, 24/7 emergency care, consultation services, and diagnostic services. Hospitals situated in DHA Karachi are as follows:

  • PNS Shifa Hospital
  • Bayview Hospital
  • Blue Dot
  • DHA Medical Centre
  • Defense Health Care Clinic
  • Al Baseer Eye Hospital
  • Defense Pet Hospital
  • Pu-Sheng Chinese Medical Center

PROPERTY - SALE PRICE TRENDS

1) Houses for Sale

Available sizes :

  • 120 sq yd
  • 150 sq yd
  • 240 sq yd
  • 300 sq yd
  • 500 sq yd
  • 1000 sq yd
  • 1200 sq yd
2) Plots For Sale

Sizes available in plots:

  • 120 sq yd
  • 200 sq yd
  • 300 sq yd
  • 500 sq yd
  • 1000 sq yd
  • 2000 sq yd
3) Flats For Sale

Sizes available:

  • 1-bed
  • 2-bed
  • 3-bed apartments

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

There as a dedicated area in each phase of DHA for commercial activities. Here is the listing of commercial areas according to their respective phases.

  • Phase 1 – Commercial Area B and Industrial Commercial Area
  • Phase 2 – Commercial Area A and Sunset Boulevard Commercial Area.
  • Phase 4 – Sunset Commercial Area and 9th & 10th Commercial Street.
  • Phase 5 – Badar Commercial Area, Stadium Commercial Area, Tauheed Commercial Area and Zamzama Commercial Area.
  • Phase 2 Ext. – Commercial Area
  • Phase 5 Ext. – Saba Commercial Area
  • Phase 6 – Bukhari Commercial Area, Ittehad Commercial Area, Nishat Commercial Area, Muslim Commercial Area, Nishat Commercial Area, Rahat Commercial Area and Shahbaz Commercial Area
  • Phase 7 – Sehar Commercial Area and Jami Commercial Area.
  • Phase 8 – Zulfiqar & Al Murtaza Commercial Area and Peninsula Commercial Area.

There are various options available in DHA for commercial purposes such as shops, offices, and buildings. Sizes for commercial plots range from 5 marlas to 1 Kanal. Having a suitable environment for business, DHA is one of the major destinations for many companies, looking for rental options in the city. One can easily find furnished shops and offices on rent in DHA.

SHOPPING MALLS, EATERIES & BAKERIES

1) Shopping Malls

DHA Karachi is a paradise for Shopaholics. DHA has almost every brand. You name it, and DHA will gonna have it. Here is the list of major shopping attractions in DHA:

  • Forum Shopping Mall
  • Zamzama Street
  • Dolmen Mall
  • Carrefour hypermarket
  • Sindbad amusement

2) Eateries & Bakeries

DHA is home to many well-known food spots in Karachi. Thousands of people visit DHA for delicious food and great ambiance.  Karachi’s world-famous food street, Do Darya is also situated in DHA. The long list of remarkable eateries of the vicinity are as follows:

    • Afridi Inn
    • Charcoal
    • Ambala
    • Kolachi
    • Okra
    • Ginsoy
    • Rakaposhi
    • Pompeii
    • Chairman Mao
    • Thai Seafood
    • Gun Smoke
    • Arizona Grill
    • Cafeela
    • Thyme Restaurants

Some of the well-known cafes in the vicinity are as follows:

  • Café Flo
  • Café Aylanto
  • N’eco’s Natural Café

There are a number of cigar lounges and several sheesha bars are also available in DHA.

DHA’s some of the finest bakeries are as follows:

  • Hobnob
  • Shoko Latte
  • Sugaries
  • Vintage
  • Pie in the sky
  • Pistachio Chocolatier
  • Lals Patisserie
  • Red Riding Hood Bakery.

RECREATIONAL & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, SPORTS, FITNESS & BEAUTY

1) SPORTS FACILITIES AND FITNESS CENTRES

DHA has a lot to offer sports enthusiast youth. Some of the sporting features of the vicinity are as follows:

  • Southend Club Cricket Stadium
  • DHA Sports Club – cricket ground, swimming pool, squash complex
  • Moin Khan Cricket Academy.

For fitness geeks, DHA has the following facilities available:

  • Lifestyle Gym
  • Kore Fitness
  • Studio X
  • Fitness Innovation Studio
  • Health Act and Core

PARKS AND CLUBS IN DHA KARACHI

  • Nisar Shaheed Park
  • AK Khan Park
  • Zamzama Park
  • DHA Seaview Park
  • DA Country & Golf Club
  • DA Marina Club
  • DHA, Creek Club.
  • Chunky Monkey

SALONS AND SPAS IN DHA KARACHI

DHA has a number of saloons and spas in order to entertain the styling needs of its residents. Some of the saloons and spas are as follows:

  • Sabs, Zara’s
  • Toni & Guy
  • Shamain
  • Natasha
  • Mona J
  • Depilex
  • Furqan’s Salons

Men’s salons in DHA are as follows:

  • Genesis
  • Get Smart Salon
  • Dappers Salon
  • Gillan Salon
  • Clippers
  • N-Gents salons
  • The Gentlemen’s Lounge
  • The Men’s Salon by Peng

BEACHES

Residents of DHA enjoy the convenient access to Clifton Beach which is more commonly known as Sea View. It is situated around 15 minutes away. It comprises of various entertainment features. People walk alongside seashore and enjoys a cool breeze.

SOCIETY EVENTS

  • Stand-up comedy
  • Open mic events
  • Book launches
  • Art exhibitions
  • Handicrafts exhibitions
  • Food festivals
  • Community events

Famous spots:

  • The Grid Club
  • Taansen Academy of Performing Arts

Nearby Area

There are a number of popular attractions near DHA. If you want to have memorable dining out with your loved ones, Savors Restaurant offers exquisite dinner on a romanticly decorated boat. If you’re a rider and want to test your skills, Devil’s point Clifton is the place where guys test their racing skills. However, we firmly discourage any stunt, racing or every other action that poses a threat to human life and performed without taking safety precautions prior. You can also reach historical spots of the city from DHA such as Mohatta Palace. You will have to take W30 bus or Super Hasan Zai Coach to reach there. Mohatta Palace was once the residence of the mother of the nation, Fatima Jinnah. It is now a museum, situated in Clifton. Timings to visit are 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM from Tuesday to Sunday.

Some Disadvantages

  • Shortage of water supply
  • congestion on roads

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