Mirdif

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Mirdif

مردف
Community
Coordinates: 25°13′27″N 55°25′22″E / 25.22404°N 55.42276°E / 25.22404; 55.42276Coordinates: 25°13′27″N 55°25′22″E / 25.22404°N 55.42276°E / 25.22404; 55.42276
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
EmirateEmirate of Dubai
CityDubai
Area
 • Total9.2 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Population
 • Total37,548
 • Density4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Community number251

Mirdif (Arabic: مردف‎) (sometimes referred to as Mirdiff due to differences in transliteration) is a residential area located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Like many areas of Dubai, Mirdif has a cosmopolitan population of approximately 37,000 representing a wide range of nationalities and consists mainly of villa developments, or single privately held villas.

Geography[edit]

Mirdif borders Al Mizhar from the north and Al Warqaa from the south and is adjacent to the Rashidiya Metro station and Dubai International Airport. To the eastern part of Mirdif is the popular Al Mushrif Park.

Culture[edit]

Schools[edit]

Mirdif has several nurseries and schools, with GCE, GCSE, IB and A level curriculum's:

Nurseries and primary schools[edit]

  • Emirates British Nursery
  • Small Steps Nursery
  • Super Kids Nursery
  • Learning Land Nursery

Secondary schools[edit]

International Baccalaureate[edit]
  • Mirdiff Private School
  • Uptown School
  • Dar Al Marefa
GCE/GCSE[edit]
  • Star International School

Sports and Recreation[edit]

  • The suburb enjoys 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. It is open every day from 8:00 to 23:00; Fridays, Saturdays and bank holidays longer.
  • The public Al Mushrif park with a size of more than 15 hectares and trees up to 50 years of age offers outdoor recreation.

Shopping[edit]

Mirdif houses various 'collections' of own examples of these 'collections' are:

  • Mirdif Golden Gate
  • Pink Mall
  • Lifco
  • West Zone

Shopping Malls[edit]

Mirdif City Centre[edit]

Mirdif City Centre is a large shopping mall opened on 16 March 2010.[1] The Mirdif City Centre project was first announced in April 2007 with construction beginning in August 2007. It comprises 3,116,451 sq ft (289,527.8 m2) of gross floor area spread over a service basement level and 1st floor, and 180,000 m2 (1,900,000 sq ft) square metres of shopping space.

The mall contains about 465 shops with adjacent 3 level parking for over 7000 cars, a Magic Planet Entertainment zone with an "iFly" indoor skydiving center and Yalla! Bowling, a 12-lane cosmic ten pin bowling attraction. In addition the mall contains A 10-screen cinema featuring two VOX GOLD Premium screens with VOX GOLD lounge and VOX 4DX sensory experience that includes the first “ExtremeScreen” cinema in the UAE as well as a Fitness First gym. City Centre Mirdif houses over 80 restaurants and cafés. Restaurants include Abdel Wahab, Uno Chicago Grill, Japengo, Gazebo. Two food courts offer 34 outlets, restaurant precincts, coffee shops and casual dining

Some leading retailers in Mirdif City Centre include Debenhams, Zara, Virgin Megastore, and Carrefour.

Uptown Mirdif[edit]

Uptown Mirdif is an open-air shopping centre which includes 400,000 sq ft (37,000 m2) of net lettable space. It was the first large shopping complex in Mirdif. It is directly connected to the property development of the same name, and follows the same aesthetic design.

There is underground parking connected to Uptown Mirdif, which is divided between tenants and visitors. The centre also has a Fitness First gym, and a food court.

Some leading retailers in Uptown Mirdif include Adidas, and Spinneys.

Property developments[edit]

Uptown Mirdif[edit]

Uptown Mirdif is a property project developed by Union Properties. The project's design is inspired by an ancient spa town. The project features over 2000 villas and flats, play areas and recreation facilities, a health care center and a primary school. The entire community is gated, and hence cut off from the rest of Mirdif.

Shorooq Community[edit]

Shorooq Community, situated along Algeria street, is a housing development that consists primarily of 3-4 bedroom villas. The property includes a community club house and is located adjacent to Mushrif Park. Shorooq covers an area of 8,000,000 square feet (740,000 m2). The community features 668 villas, including 236 two-bedroom villas up to 1,961 sq ft., 252 three-bedroom villas up to 3,561 sq ft (330.8 m2) and 180 four-bedroom villas as large as 4,098 sq ft (380.7 m2).

Religious sites[edit]

There are 7 mosques in Mirdif spread over the area.

  • 83rd street next to West Zone supermarket
  • 37th street next to Lifco supermarket
  • 15th street next to Pink Mall
  • 71st street next to Mirdif Shopping Centre
  • 47th street next to Uptown Mirdif Park
  • Mirdif Grand Mosque
  • Ghoroob Mosque

References[edit]

  1. ^ The National: Mirdif City Centre in Dubai opens Archived 2014-01-06 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved September 21, 2010.

External Links[edit]

City Centre Mirdif Mall