Mirdif is a small district in Dubai that has a population of 55,600 people. Mirdif is an independent municipality and has its municipality council in charge of its affairs.
The standard of living in Mirdif is very high, and there are plenty of facilities for leisure and sports like the Dubai Tennis Stadium and the Emirates Golf Club.
It offers family-friendly suburban living not often felt in Dubai, especially at its price point. Compared to the city’s other orchestrated and newer neighborhoods, this area has really evolved over the past few decades. It is a world away from the chrome and metal of modern Dubai, beloved by residents – many of whom have been living in Mirdif for years.
Mirdif was one of the first areas of a newer Dubai, only built on the other side of the town from the actual ‘New Dubai’. Located after Dubai International Airport and a little beyond Festival city, while once an outpost, it is now a well-connected, popular area for expatriates with families that work in Old Dubai.
Only the latter is available as freehold to foreign nationals. Mirdif Hills is also 95% completed with handover expected soon. It is also freehold, offering a range of modern, affordable luxury as it promises.
Apart from Mirdif Tulip, the rental apartments in Mirdif have been developed by Union Properties and come in a variety of finishes and layouts, from studio to 3-bedroom units.
The different sub-communities, each have their own individual features, but you are guaranteed amenities of a standard comparable to the rest of the city no matter which one of these apartments in Mirdif you choose.
Dubai Festival City is under 15 minutes away and has two popular hotels, the Intercontinental and Crowne Plaza with Dubai institutions, Belgian Beer Café and Trader Vic’s under their roofs. The Festival City mall is also where you can find the city’s only Hard Rock Café, a live music venue that’s known the world over.
On the more residential side, Rashidiya is a few minutes from Mirdif, as are some other of the city’s older neighborhoods such as Al Warqa and Al Mizhar.
- Dar Al Marefa Private School (04 288 5782) in Mirdif
- Uptown School (04 288 6270) in Mirdif
- Gems Our Own School (04 280 0075) in Al Warqaa
- Our Own High School (04 280 0077) in Al Warqaa
- Rajagiri International School (04 280 0691) in Al Warqaa
- Arab Unity School (04 288 6226) in Mirdif
- Gems Royal Dubai School (04 288 6499) in Mirdif
- Star International School (04 288 4644) in Mirdif
Also... Sharjah English School and Scholars International Academy Sharjah
- Al Mizhar American Academy for Girls (04 288 7250)
- International School of Arts and Sciences (04 280 0459/185) in Al Warqaa
- International Academic School (04 280 0993) in Al Warqaa
- Mirdif Private School (04 288 3303)
- New Arab Unity School (04 288 4844) in Mirdif
- Sharjah American International School — Dubai campus (04 280 111) in Al Warqaa
Transportation and parking spaces
When it comes to parking in Mirdif, there is little to complain about. Those living in apartment complexes are usually allotted one parking space, so it might be best to have a single vehicle if you want to avoid the hassle of finding a spot for parking. The villas on the other hand, usually have space outside for parking or dedicated garages.
Although there are no metros currently operating in the area, there are plenty of buses for those relying on public transportation in Mirdif. The nearest metro station is the Rashidiya on the red line.
Things to consider
One of the most commonly held misconceptions about the area is that due to its proximity to the airport, the sound of aero planes is deafening! However, the majority of residents who live there admit that the sound isn’t an issue inside houses thanks to double glazed windows. If you are looking at moving to Mirdif, it’s worth noting that it would be easiest if you had a car since the metro is still quite far away from the community.
- Dubai Investments Real Estate
- Mirdif Developer
Is Mirdif a good place to live?
One of the biggest pros of living in Mirdif is its serene environment. The development is purely aimed to create a comfortable residential environment. It boasts a family-friendly vibe with all the basic amenities including a mall, various notable schools, clinics and recreational facilities within the area.
Is Mirdif a city?
Mirdif is a community within Dubai. Like other parts of the emirate, it is home to mixed nationalities.
When did Mirdif city center open?
Mirdif City Centre is the go-to place for all shopping needs of Mirdif residents. It opened in 2010.
When is the city center Mirdif open?
Mirdif City Centre is open Sunday to Wednesday from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm and from 10:00 am to 12:00 am from Thursday to Saturday.