Mirdif is one of the most popular expat residential areas in Dubai. Once considered an isolated stretch, it is now a bustling community that is home to some of the emirate’s most popular shopping destinations. Located alongside the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, it is also connected to the city’s key business districts, including Business Bay and the World Trade Centre.
The area is most popular for those looking to live in high-end European-style villas with a garden but with increased development, there are now apartment options available as well. Some of the most popular housing facilities include the gated communities, Shurooq Ghoroob and Uptown Mirdif. Rents are mid-ranged so while it is definitely not the most affordable location, prices do not get as high as prime properties in new Dubai.
Since the area is home to such a large number of expats, Mirdif has developed significantly in terms of the facilities offered. Residents can find everything they need from shopping malls (Mirdif City Centre) to restaurants, salons, pet shops, world-class schools as well as fitness centres.
One of the negative points about the area is the proximity to the airport makes it on the flight path and in some parts of Mirdif, the noise can be a problem.
It is the ideal location for young couples or families.