Mirdif is a popular choice for families looking to find affordable housing in Dubai. The location is on the outer edge of the city right beyond the airport. This can mean a bit of a commute into town. Accommodations are often less expensive compared to other more central areas of the city. Mirdif is easily accessible from highways including Emirates Road and Al Awir Road.
There are many property developments in Mirdif. Two of the newest developments include: Uptown Mirdif, a gated community which has over 2,000 apartments and villas including play areas and recreational facilities and the Shorooq Community which has over 600 villas that have 3-4 bedrooms and over 200 villas with 2 bedrooms. Annual rental prices in Mirdif are affordable. Average annual rents range from 40,000 AED for a studio, 45,000 AED for a one bedroom apartment and 65,000 AED for a two bedroom apartment. Three and four bedroom villa average annual rental amounts range between 110,000 – 130,000 AED.
Shopping malls and markets are plentiful in Mirdif with a variety to choose from including: Uptown Mirdif, Arabian Center, Mirdif City Centre and Spinney’s Market in Uptown Mirdif to just name a few. Mirdif City Centre has a large Carrefour supermarket including a variety of stores, pharmacies, banks and service providers. A popular social group for ladies and mothers is Mirdif Mums. Children’s play dates and coffee mornings are popular activities organised by this expat group.
While Mirdif is on the outer edge of the city there are numerous outdoor parks near the community to enjoy including: Rashidiya Park, Garhoud Park, Mushrif Park and Mirdif Park. If you would like to enjoy a libation you will need to travel to the airport or neighboring Festival City and visit Le Meridien Dubai, the Inter-Continental Hotel or Crowne Plaza Hotel.
There are many nursery options located in Mirdif including the Emirates British Nursery, Small Steps Nursery and Super Kids Montessori Nursery. Primary school options are also accessible including: Al Mizhar American Academy for Girls, Dubai English Speaking College, Royal Dubai and Uptown School. All of these schools are within a 5 to 10 minute drive from Mirdif.
For medical needs clinics in Mirdif include the Dental Practice of Dr. Nicholas & ASP, Dubai London Clinic and Prime Medical Center. Welcare Hospital which has the nearest A&E service and is less than 9km from Mirdif.