Population of Dubai
Have you wonder what is population of dubai, the city synonymous to the United Arab Emirates has become an influential powerhouse with new developments coming up almost every year. Most of the developments are in the real-estate field with groundbreaking towers housing multi-story apartments and artificial islands with beachfront villas. This drives in more residents to Dubai allowing it to populate more citizens in a small area. The current residential projects underway are the Dubai Marina and the Jumeirah Lake Towers.
According to the Statistics Center of the Dubai Government, the population as of September 2016 is 2,558,842. In the end of the year 2014, the population was roughly 2,327,000 and the active daytime population was 3,408,000. The active daytime population includes residents working in Dubai but living outside the city, temporary residents and sailors. Many employees working in Dubai prefer to stay at Sharjah, the neighboring Emirate with cheaper rents.
A big chunk of Dubai’s population is made up of expatriates. Majority of them are low income employees from countries like Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan and the Philippines. A lesser but significant number of workers known as ‘western’ are professionals from countries like Australia, Canada, France, South Africa, UK and USA. The ratio of men to women is 3 to 1. This is mainly because of the many labourers living without their families in labour camps. This has a major role to play in the language of the region. The mother tongue is Arabic but the most spoken languages are Hindi, Bangla, Malayalam, English and Urdu. Even though Dubai is a Muslim city, it allows its citizens to practice the other religions. A good part of Dubai expatriates are Hindus, Christians or Sikhs. Dubai spreads it wings for people from any nationality or belief making it a liberal and well-entertaining vacation spot.