DHA Defence Karachi: A Perfectly-Planned Neighbourhood in the City

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About DHA Karachi
Property Prices

Home to thousands of civilians and military personnel, DHA Karachi is a densely populated area near the coastline of the city. The area was primarily planned to cater the families of the armed forces, but it was made available for investment to civilians, especially working class with average income levels. The locality is famous for its luscious greenery, planned infrastructure, wide network of roads, and cutting edge facilities. 

If you’ve ever considered property investment in DHA Karachi, then you’ve landed on the right page. We will cover not just the facilities on offer, but also the location and investment options for your future real estate endeavour. 

Let’s begin!

More About DHA, Karachi 

Nobody can deny the fact that any project under the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) is celebrated by real estate investors and property buyers across the City of Lights. So, we had previously discussed the location, project details, and other such details about DHA City, Karachi. Now, let’s take a look at the development history of DHA Karachi.

DHA Karachi was previously known as ‘Defence Officers Housing Society’ and it was developed by a group of retired army officers in March 1953. After a few years of its establishment, the housing scheme was taken over the Government of Pakistan under presidential in 1981. The control was then shifted to the Corps Commander, Karachi. The Clifton Cantonment Board (CBC) looks after the municipal issues of the locality including the maintenance of public parks, roads, and streets. It also oversees the greenery in the area, provides water, and implements sanitation. Public safety and security in the area is also the responsibility of CBC.

Deemed as Karachi’s best urban and planned housing society, DHA Defence Karachi spans over an area of 8,838 acres and it is further divided into different phases ranging from DHA Phase 1 to DHA Phase 8. Each of these phases has a standard commercial area for day-to-day groceries and other needs. Some phases of the housing scheme also boast the beautiful view of Clifton Beach.

Location of  DHA Defence Karachi

Nearby Location in DHA Karachi
Sea view is in close vicinity of DHA, Karachi

Owing to its near-perfect location, DHA enjoys a stellar position in Karachi’s real estate market. The housing society is linked to the city via a wide network of roads and boasts an excellent mix of bridges, underpasses, and flyovers to make the area accessible from any part of the city. 

Karachi Cantonment Railway Station is not more than 25-minutes drive from DHA while Jinnah International Airport is approximately 45 minutes drive away. Depending largely on the amount of traffic and which route you take, the afore-mentioned timings can vary from 5-10 minutes.  

DHA Karachi is known for its landmarks. That said, some other popular places in and near DHA include: 

  • Sea View
  • Dolmen Mall Clifton
  • Frere Hall
  • Mohatta Palace
  • National Bank of Pakistan Cricket Ground
  • Ibn-e-Qasim Park 
  • Karachi Gymkhana

Living Facilities in DHA, Karachi

Facilities in DHA Karachi
State-of-the-art infrastructure at DHA Karachi

Here are some of the most noteworthy facilities in DHA, Karachi that are made available for both investors and residents of the area: 

  • Mass Transit  
  • Safety & Security 
  • Shopping Malls & Markets
  • Mosques 
  • Educational Institutes 
  • Parks & Stadiums
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Cafes and Restaurants 


One of the major perks of property investment in Karachi is endless options in mass transit. Being one of the oldest neighbourhoods of the city, DHA is no exception. Owing to its ideal location, the area offers several modes of transportation from public buses, rickshaws, and taxis to rental cars and app-based ride-hailing services. 

Safety & Security 

If you’re looking for a safe place to buy a property in DHA Karachi, you should know that the DHA Security and Vigilance Directorate works closely with the Sindh Police to maintain security and decorum in the area. It means that almost every area of DHA and its streets are lauded with CCTV cameras that are constantly surveyed. 

In addition to these safety measures, the Defence, Darakshan, and Gizri police stations are all located within the area ensuring a higher degree of security within the neighbourhood. 

Shopping Malls & Markets 

There are a number of malls and shopping complexes in the DHA area, for the residents to stay at ease. 

The residents can easily head over to Zamzama Mall, Dolmen City Mall, Emerald Tower, or Ocean mall which are located close by. In addition to these commercial malls, DHA is home to a number of supermarkets such as Agha’s, Hyperstar, and Chase Up. 


Mosques in DHA Karachi
Tooba Masjid is one of the largest mosques in Pakistan

DHA Karachi has a number of mosques, some of which include Mustufa Mosque, Creek Vista Mosque, and Usman-e-Ghani Mosque. Not to mention, Tooba Mosque -one of the largest mosques in Pakistan – is also located in the vicinity. The mosque is also considered among top tourist spots in Pakistan. 

Educational Institutes

There are various schools, and colleges available in the vicinity such as the Froebel Education Centre, Bay View Academy, Beaconhouse School System, The City School, and much more. Despite the presence of various schools in the vicinity, the Defence Housing Authority has also established a few community schools and they offer both matriculation and Cambridge system. 

Other educational institutes include DA Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed College, DHA Suffah University, and Greenwich University. 

Parks & Stadiums

DHA Karachi is dotted with parks and recreational facilities that you can visit to spend a good time with your family. Here is a list of all the parks that are available in and near the area: 

  • Zamzama Park
  • Nisar Shaheed Park
  • Sea View Park
  • Major Khalil Shaheed Park 
  • Capt. Raja Farhan Shaheed Park
  • Chunky Monkey Amusement Park

In addition to the above-mentioned parks, there are a number of sports complexes in the housing society, some of which include: 

  • DA Country and Golf Club 
  • Moin Khan Academy 
  • Southend Cricket Stadium
  • DA Zamzama Club Hockey Stadium 

Recreational Facilities

Here is a list of all the recreational facilities in DHA: 

  • Defence Authority Club 
  • DA Marina Club 
  • DA Sunset Club 
  • DA Creek Club 
  • DA Beach View Club 
  • DA Zamzama Club 
  • DA Creek Club
  • Nueplex Cinema 


Any kind of housing society is incomplete if there aren’t arrangements for emergencies – fire stations, security arrangements and hospitals are all a crucial part of a good housing scheme. There are a number of medical facilities available in DHA Society, such as the DHA medical Centre that also features a 24-hour emergency unit and ambulance services. 

Furthermore, the Medwin Hospital and National Medical Centre are also top of the line hospitals that are providing emergency medical services in the DHA area. In addition to these medical institutions, PNS Shifa Hospital and South City Hospital are also functional in the DHA area. 

Cafes & Restaurants 

The area is considered as a foodie’s heaven due to the availability of both high-end eateries and roadside dhabas. Some of the popular restaurants in the area are: 

  • Café Zouk 
  • Thyme Restaurant
  • POMO Neapolitan Pizzeria 
  • Yoshi 
  • Kolachi 
  • Neco’s Natural Store and Café 
  • FLOC 
  • Espresso 
  • Mocca Café 

Property Prices in DHA, Karachi

There are a number of properties in DHA available for sale and rent. 

If you’re looking for a 600 yards plot you will be able to buy it for PKR 1,100,000,000; a plot of 500 sq yards will be for PKR 410,000,000; whereas a commercial plot for 200 sq yards will be for PKR 360,000,000 in DHA. 

If you’re searching for apartments, you will find a 1,820 Sq Feet apartment in DHA for PKR 210,000,000; a 1300 sq feet apartment for PKR 105,000,000; whereas a 950 sq yard apartment can be found for PKR 140,000,000 in DHA. 

We have listed a number of reasons why investing in DHA Karachi is a smart choice. You can now decide whether or not you want to put your hard-earned money into the project. Whether you want to invest in a flat, apartments in DHA, or are opting for plots for sale in DHA, you can browse through various listings on our official website.

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