Mirdif area guide.
Mirdif has been a popular residential community since the 1990s and as Dubai has grown, so has Mirdif, mirroring the city’s development. Years ago, work started to update the area and now it is greatly improved and it is almost full; if you look around you won’t find many empty plots left. The improvements include three main residential projects: Uptown, Shorooq and Ghoroob. Mirdif consists of gated and non-gated compounds, local villas, residential apartment buildings, and townhouses. While owners are mostly local – Emiratis and GCC nationals – the recent launch of a large freehold development will give expats more scope to buy in the area. Previously, there were limited options to buy in Uptown Mirdif on a lease of 99 years. Apart from those in Shorooq and Ghoroob, most buildings and villas have a swimming pool and a few have a gym. In Uptown, there is Fitness First with ladies-only and gents-only gyms. Shorooq and Ghoroob have car parking and plenty of children’s play areas.