According to the international statistics, at present the Dubai population growth as well as population growth in other Emirates of UAE is one of the fastest and the country is one of the international leaders in the rate of the population growth path. And all this growth is despite the fact that in 1971 – date of the foundation of the United Arab Emirates – the country’s population was only around 300,000 people.
The Dubai population growth and the growth of the population of the UAE as a whole in recent years is on average 5% to 8% per year, which is one of the highest rates in the world. The population growth is mainly achieved through the foreigners coming to the country to live and work from countries all over the world.
Due to the high Dubai population growth rate, by the end of 2012 the number of residents in Dubai has passed 2 million mark and continues to grow.
In addition to the Dubai population growth the number of tourists coming into the country is also growing rapidly. By the end of 2012 the UAE is very close to the 10 million tourists per year mark. This indicator is above the last year’s results by 10% and the United Arab Emirates have set the task to reach the mark of 20 million tourists per year by 2020. In order to achieve this result the UAE follows the respective active development strategy, increasing the number of hotels and is dynamically expanding the offer for the tourists – museums, theaters and entertainment venues are build, the expansion of the airport continues whereby it is already ranked today as the second largest in the world in terms of the number of passengers.