Madinat Muhaisnah and Muhaisnah 2 are bounded to the west by route E 311 (Emirates Road) and to the east by route D 56, while Muhaisnah 3 and Muhaisnah 4 are bounded to the west by route D 60 (Al Rashidiya Road) and to the west by E 311. Al Muhaisnah is bordered by Al Qusais, Al Twar, Al Mizhar and Mirdif. With over 90,000 residents, Muhaisnah is the most populated community in Dubai .
Muhaisnah 2, 3 and 4 comprise an area that was once a burial ground. However, these sub-localities now house several collective labour accommodations and labour camps for the mainly South Asian labourers that service the industrial areas of Al Qusais, as well as construction workers who mainly support real estate projects south of Dubai Creek. This area is referred to as Sonapur (literally, Land of Gold in Hindi) by expatriot labourers. Recently, living conditions in the collective labour camps were criticised by Human Rights Watch, as being "less than human". As a result of the criticism, the Dubai government closed down 100 labour camps that failed to meet basic standards set by the Dubai Municipality