He will be assisted by Gary Beswick and John Flynn. The Fourth Official is Michael Oliver.
Mr Dean was the man who took charge of City's 2008 FA Cup final against Portsmouth. He was in charge of City's Carling Cup semi final defeat at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace this season.
You have to go back to April 1999 to find his first game in charge of Cardiff City. A 0-0 draw at Cambridge.
This season he has issued 139 yellow and 4 red cards in 41 games.