Mirfa was established in the late seventies as a port for fishing and diving for pearls. Although it is still a basic dock for ships, the city is characterized by being a tourist center dominated by calmness and tranquility.
To enjoy the city, you should head for the beach, which is the best place to attract tourists with its soft white sand extending into the sea, making it an ideal place to practice rowing and kite surfing by enthusiasts who benefit from the spacious beach, especially when the wind blows. Most of Mirfa city area is based on a high ground, giving visitors stunning views of the clear waterfront and good times watching dolphins, turtles, strange fish and other forms of marine life. The hotel in Mirfa has a private beach, and features a design in the form of a falcon. It has a wonderful pool, and vast green areas. By the year 2030, Mirfa is planned to become a big luxurious resort with houses overlooking the sea, fancy Maldives-like villas, race track, and tennis court overlooking the sea.
Though the coastal city is known for its calmness, it is not a boring place to stay in, as it hosts Al Gharbia Water Sports Festival and its events that last for ten days. The city has an amusement park, a market for food, and camels for ride, and offers free training courses on various water sports, paragliding, and kayaking. It also holds a competition for sculpture on the sands of the beach. People travel from all over the UAE and erect their tents in a special camp village built on the Bedouin-style, and it is available free to all the people to spend the best times in barbecues beside the camp fire while crowning the winners of the competitions.
Along the main road of the city, there is a number of shops and cafes, one of Al Dhafra Cooperative Societies, and a beautiful park with a playground for children shaded by adjacent palms. There is also an ATM and some stores that offer a variety of beach games, electronics, groceries and a range of restaurants offering fresh fish and rice.