Originally Posted by zin
Small mention. If you want to live close to the airport then there's Garhoud, Rashidiya and Festival City/Al Badia as alternatives to Mirdiff.
Bigjimbo any opinion on these areas?
Al Badia is very nice, well built, and well serviced in terms of near amenities, such as the mall and reatuarants of Festival city. The same goes for Marsa Plaza.
I don't know enough about garhoud, rashidiya to comment, although I did live in al Quasias myself and wouldn't recommend it!