Dubai, the cosmopolitan metropolis of the United Arab Emirates, continues to attract residents and investors alike, as its population recently surpassed the 3.6 million mark.
This milestone reflects the emirate’s enduring growth, fueled by its highly developed infrastructure, favorable legislative environment, and vibrant economic opportunities. The latest data from the Dubai Statistics Center offers valuable insights into the population dynamics and key demographic trends shaping the city’s landscape.
Steady Population Growth
According to the Dubai Statistics Center, the population of Dubai reached 3,600,175 people, marking a 1% increase of approximately 33,000 compared to the end of the first quarter of 2023. This continuous growth trajectory highlights Dubai’s appeal as a destination for individuals seeking new job opportunities, residential options, and investments.
Dubai’s population exceeded 3.60 million (3,600,175 people), an increase of 1%, representing 33,000, compared to the end of the first quarter of this year 2023.”
Journey Towards 5.8 Million Residents
Dubai’s population milestone of 3.6 million positions the emirate on its path to reaching a projected population of 5.8 million by 2040, as outlined in the Dubai Urban Plan. This ambitious plan aims to accommodate the anticipated growth, with expectations of the peak-hour population reaching 7.8 million by the end of 2022 from 4.729 million.
The Dubai Urban Plan expects the population to reach 5.8 million people by 2040, with a projected peak-hour population of 7.8 million by the end of 2022.
The Attractiveness of Dubai’s Infrastructure and Environment
Dubai’s allure lies not only in its flourishing economy but also in its exceptional infrastructure and comprehensive components. The city boasts a legislative, legal, security, and economic framework that ranks among the finest globally.
This holistic approach has played a pivotal role in attracting thousands of residents who recognize the opportunities and benefits offered by Dubai’s well-established ecosystem.
Population Composition and Growth
The demographic breakdown reveals intriguing insights into Dubai’s population. As of the end of 2022, the number of males in the emirate reached approximately 2.438 million, representing 69% of the total population, while females accounted for over 1.111 million, constituting 31% of the population.
The number of Emirati citizens stood at around 284,600, accounting for 8% of the total population, while expatriates comprised approximately 92%, totaling around 3.2 million individuals.
Economically Active Population
A significant majority of Dubai’s population, approximately 81%, is considered economically active, amounting to around 2.864 million individuals.
Among the economically active population, males constitute approximately 73%, with over 2.087 million individuals, while females make up more than 777,000, representing 27% of the population. Notably, the age group between 29 and 39 comprises 60% of the economically active population, with around 1.7 million young professionals contributing to Dubai’s thriving economy.
The number of males in the Emirate of Dubai reached about 2.438 million, representing 69% of the total population, while the number of females reached more than 1.111 million, representing 31% of the total.
Aging Population and Longevity
Dubai’s population includes individuals over the age of 65, highlighting the emirate’s diverse demographics. The data from the Dubai Statistics Center indicates that the population over 75 years stands at 11,559 people, while the age group between 70 and 74 accounts for 9,216 individuals.
Additionally, more than 20,000 people fall into the age group of 65 to 69 years. These figures underscore Dubai’s commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for people of all age groups.