Properties in Mirdif are mainly villas, either individual, privately owned or in gated communities.
There are three gated communities: Uptown Mirdif, Shorooq and Ghoroob.
The population is a mix of Emiratis, Europeans, South-Asians and Arabs, and has become popular with expatriates since the 1990s.
Uptown Mirdif is a gated community inspired by an English spa town, with over 2,000 villas and apartments. It has its own play areas, recreation facilities, health care centre and primary school.
Shorooq Community is a housing development situated along Algeria Street near Mushrif Park. It consists mainly of 668 stylish two-, three- and four-bedroom villas and has a community club house.
Ghoroob is a collection of low-rise apartment blocks housing studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The apartments - almost three thousand in all - come in five different styles. The buildings are surrounded by landscaped gardens, children’s play areas and basketball and volleyball courts. Ghoroob has its own Carrefour supermarket.
- From Mirdif it takes roughly 22 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 34 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 33 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 37 minutes to The Walk JBR.
- Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 20 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 49 minutes' drive. All durations are calculated by Google Maps and assume the fastest route in typical traffic conditions.
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Schools in the district include Emirates British Nursery, Small Steps Nursery, Super Kids Nursery and Learning Land Nursery, and Mirdif Private School, Uptown School, Dar Al Marefa and Star International School.
There is 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.
Mushrif Park is a popular 1,300-acre park on Al Khawaneej Road. This ‘greenery desert’ is a popular place for families, with slides, swings, seesaws and a merry-go-round. There is also a train, a swimming pool and several cafés.
There are four mosques in Mirdif; on 83rd Street next to West Zone supermarket, on 37th Street next to Lifco supermarket, on 15th Street next to Pink Mall, and on 71st Street next to Mirdif Shopping Centre.
Many small corner shops and supermarkets are situated alongside these mosques and are commonly known as 'mosque shops'.
Mirdif City Centre is a large shopping mall that opened in March 2010. It has over 400 shops and parking space for 7,000 cars. The mall also has a Little Explorers entertainment zone with an "iFly" indoor skydiving centre, ten cinemas including IMAX, a Fitness First gym, and two food courts.
There is an open-air shopping centre at Uptown Mirdif which is part of the property development of the same name. This also has a Fitness First gym, and a food court.
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Rashidiya Metro station, where the Red Line terminates, is a ten-minute drive away from City Centre, Mirdif.
We currently maintain records for 10 sub-communities in Mirdif.
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