Metro: Rashidiya
Mirdif is perceived to be a bit out in the sticks, but airport workers find it ideal. The development includes villas and newer buildings such as the Uptown Mirdiff complex, the upmarket Shorooq community villas and the low-cost Ghoroob apartments. There’s everything you need within the area.
There is a choice of nurseries in Mirdif including Small Steps (04 288 3347), Super Kids and Emirates British Nursery. Uptown Primary is recommended. Other new schools include Star International School in Mirdif, the Sharjah American International School (04 280 1111) in Al Warqa, Royal Dubai School in Muhaisanah, and the American Academy in Al Mizhar.

Mediclinic Mirdif (04 288 1302) is in Uptown Mirdiff, as well as Drs Nicolas & Asp Dental Clinic (04 288 4411).

The Mirdif City Centre mall offers a central point for residents to shop. Small convenience stores are also scattered throughout the area along with all the other facilities you could need.

Though there are no licensed bars in the area (Festival City provides the nearest watering holes), there are plenty of dining options without booze

The massive Mirdif City Centre houses a cinema and Playnation, so there’s plenty for the little ones. Further down Airport Road is the smaller Arabian Centre shopping mall which has a World Mart and a Cinecity cinema.

It’s a great area for families and has developed into a bustling community with a well-established feel. Take your time with your search as the quality of the buildings varies greatly, and some areas are under the flight path to the airport.
Annual rental prices: One-bedroom apartment from Dhs.60,000. Three-bedroom villas from Dhs.95,000.

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