Welcome to Mirdif

Mirdif is a residential area located in Dubai. As Dubai has grown, the area has become more popular among expatriates with families. Geographically, it is close to Dubai Festival City, and Al Rashidiya. Mirdif is located approximately 10km away from Deira City Centre to the south east and  borders Al Mizhar from the north and Al Warqaa from the south to the eastern part of Mirdif, where there is the public park of Al Mushrif. Located adjacent to the Rashidiya Metro station and the Dubai International Airport, Mirdif is easily accessible from frequented arterial highways including Emirates Road.

Nearest Stations in Mirdif

  • Rashidiya metro station
  • Mirdiff, Etisalat Tower 1 bus station
  • Uptown Mirdif 1 bus station

Commute Times by Car in Mirdif

  • DIFC – 22 minutes
  • Downtown Dubai – 24 minutes
  • Dubai Marina – 33 minutes
  • Al Maktoum Airport – 47 minutes
  • Dubai International Airport – 15 minutes

Around the block

the neighbours

Expat and local families

Mirdif has a population consisting of Europeans, South-Asians, Arabs, and Emiratis. Mirdif is well-connected to the whole city including the business districts. Once a less popular spot inhabited mostly by locals, it is now a well-connected area, popular among expats with families, especially those working in old Dubai.

Due to its proximity to the airport, Mirdif is popular among individuals working in Dubai International Airport, such as Emirates crew. Additionally, Mirdif is a great location for people working in Sharjah but insisting on living in Dubai.

perfect for

The outdoor-sy

Mirdif is a quieter suburban community for those looking for a family-friendly lifestyle. In the area, you will find Mushrif Park is one of the greatest parks of the whole town and also the biggest one! You have a mini zoo, and complete range of outdoor activities imaginable like running, walking, bike riding and tremendous picnics.

Al Khawaneej Pond Park recently opened to the public and includes a very long cycle-track that is surrounded by long surfaces of greenery.

Due to its proximity to Al Khawaneej that offers easy access to the desert, Mirdif is ideal for those enjoying off-roading. Most streets are paved, making the neighborhood very pet-friendly. Another advantage of Mirdif is that it offers free parking inside most of its communities, meaning that your guests won’t have to deal with this inconvenience.

the lifestyle

You won’t need to leave the area

Mirdif is a family friendly environment and has walking areas, benches, garden areas and even children’s play areas. When it comes to facilities, this neighborhood has literally everything; from shopping malls to parks, countless restaurants, schools, beauty salons, pet shops, sports facilities like Fitness First and other sports facilities, as well as administrative facilities like DEWA, Etisalat, Emirates Post Office in Rashidiya, and Al Twar.

When it comes to sports, to be more exact, Mirdif covers everything other than a swimming pools available to its residents who would have to commute to another area for this particular purpose. Arabian Mall, Etihad Mall, Mirdif City Center, Aswaaq Mall, and Mizhar Mall are there to keep you busy when you need to do grocery or fashion shopping, or to just entertain yourself and your dear ones.

not so great for

Noise cancelling headphones are much needed

The area is located right behind Dubai International Airport, hence much of the area suffers from the noise coming from the flight path of most take offs and landings. However, the noise only becomes louder in the evenings, when the rest of the sounds gets less noticeable. On the other hand, this along with the distance from new Dubai keep the rents lower than in many other parts of the city.

Because of its popularity among those working in Sharjah and central areas of Dubai and still residing in the area, Mirdif suffers from heavy traffic during rush-hour.

the market

Value for money

Mirdif consists of high-end, elegant and sophisticated communities and European style-villas. It features mainly villa developments, or single privately held villas. It has become popular with more land being sold to large real-estate developers. Compared to some of Dubai’s more central addresses, Mirdif offers value for money in terms of accommodation.

The area consists of 2 popular communities: Uptown Mirdif; the whole area is resembling the architectural style to an old English spa town, and the Shorooq Ghoroob where apartments and well-manicured villas are available for rent or sale. The rest of Mirdif belongs to private landlords, mostly locals.

you will fall in love with

The landscaping of the communities

Mirdif is very unique geographically and has and is offers value for money in terms of the quality of housing. But you will fall in love with, are the play areas and recreation facilities that are nestled within landscaped gardens and public parks across the developments of this community.

Uptown Mirdif constitutes the heart of this area, by serving as the social centre of Mirdif. It is a huge complex, contains health centers, pharmacies, and is even home to a school. As a visitor or a resident, you will find yourself hanging out in Uptown Mirdif most of the time.

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Our selection in Mirdif

Mellow Yellow

An independent café sidling up to the likes of Starbucks and Caribou Coffee next door. Friendly staff, homemade cakes and freshly cooked menu options make it a more popular choice than the usual coffee-spot giants.


A sort of nondescript eatery you could easily overlook. A spacious outdoor terrace and tasty Indian food at bargain prices are just three reasons you shouldn’t. Dishes are toned down a little for international palates, but not to the extent that the original flavors are masked.


Cozy Italian restaurant in Uptown Mirdif serving hearty food as well as your apetito!

Uptown Mirdif Mall

It covers the residents’ needs for shopping and outings within the area.

Discovery Pavilion

Mirdif City Centre Mall

The superior leisure and entertainment playground with Playnation, iFly Dubai, an indoor skydiving centre, Little Explorers – a children’s edutainment centre, Soccer Circus Dubai, Yalla! Bowling, Magic Planet, Aquaplay and Vox Cinemas.

Mushrif Park

With basketball, sand football, tennis courts and acres of open space, you’ll be hard pushed to find a quieter park in Dubai.

Tennis Training Academy

The former home of the Dubai Netball League, this facility is tucked away from view making it a hidden gem.

Al Badia Golf Club

Opened in 2005, the Al Badia Golf club is also here. Featuring a 18-hole championship golf course.

Festival Centre

The Festival Centre over at Dubai Festival City offers a multiplex cinema and a tenpin bowling alley.