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About Mirdif

Mirdif, sometimes referred to as Mirdiff, or Murdef due to differences in transliteration, is a residential area located in south eastern parts of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Total area of this district is 9.2km2. District is subdivided in to three main areas which include Uptown Mirdif, Warqaa and Khwaneej. These sub areas are designed and built to offer different type of residential options as well shopping and leisure facilities for residents living here. Uptown specifically designed to represent spa town and provide landscape gardens, townhouses, apartments and beautiful villas to make this place alluring 32 residents. Whereas shopping centers are located closely to residential apartments. Shopping centers of this district are mostly low rise buildings.

This District has become famous among migrants and expats in 1990s. This area has true cosmopolitan environment to residents as residents of this area include locals UAE residents as well as people belong to other foreign countries like other Middle Eastern countries, European and Asian countries. During 90s Dubai experienced fast growth in construction sector and property developers initiated new projects to expand this district by developing two new gated communities Shorooq Mirdif and Ghoroob Mirdif.

Mirdif consists mainly of villa developments, or single privately held villas. It has become popular with expatriates since the 1990s. As Dubai has grown, the area has become more popular with more land being sold to large real-estate developers.The population of the general Mirdif area is a complete mixture of all nationalities, UAE nationals, middle-eastern expatriates, along with Asian and European expatriates.


Mirdif is located approximately 10 km away from Deira City Centre to the south east. It borders the districts Muhaisnah and Al Mizhar from the north, Al Warqaa from the south, and Al Rashidiya from the east. The eastern part of Mirdif is the public Al Mushrif park. Located adjacent to the Rashidiya Metro station and the Dubai International Airport, Mirdif is easily accessible from frequented arterial highways including Emirates Road and Al Awir Road.

Sports and Recreation

  • The town enjoys a public park at 26b street with basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, as well as a 300 metre walking track, training equipment and extensive play equipment for children. It is open every day from 8:00 to 23:00; Fridays, Saturdays and bank holidays longer. Men are allowed only at the weekends.
  • The public Al Mushrif park with a size of more than 15 hectars and trees up to 50 years of age offers outdoor recreation.

Facilities and Amenities

Few facilities and amenities that are provided at Mirdif communities are as follows:

  • Luxury Villas
  • Designated Covered Parking
  • Pets allowed in Shorouq
  • Monthly TV and Internet service available from DU
  • Shopping Centre
  • Schools
  • Playing Area for Children
  • Basketball, Volleyball and Tennis Courts
  • Walking Track

Shopping Areas

Mirdif houses various collections of small corner shops and supermarkets along with some major shopping arcades and they are: Mirdif City Centre, Abaya Mall, Dragon Mart, Lulu Centre, Mirdif Golden Gate, Pink Mall, Lifco and West Zone.

Schools Nearby

Mirdif has several educational institutes including:

  • Emirates British Nursery
  • Small Step Nursery
  • Super Kids Nursery
  • Mirdif Private School
  • Uptown School
  • Star International School
  • Gulf Indian High School
  • Cambridge International School
  • Deira International School

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