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Old July 26th, 2004, 04:00 AM   #1
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Hey guys,
I've always been amazed by all the projects and development initiated by the Admin in dubai.

I've got a question though,

with all the projects now full steam ahead what is exactly the population of Dubai being forecasted at??

If too much property is developed and the demographic remains small i think as of 2003 there are 930 000 citizens in dubai most of these projects are under direct financial threat.

Having said that does anyone have any sort of figures as to what the population over there in dubai should be at by 2015??

The way the development is going i'd say somewhere around 4.5 million in and around the population of Toronto and the Greater Toronto region..

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Old July 26th, 2004, 05:56 AM   #2
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well by some counts dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, if you look at its population chart, dubai only had a population of 500,000 in 1994, know in 2004, its already 1.3 million, and it is forcasted to even at a faster rate for the next 15 to 20 years, so the rapid development is not a surprise, and i am guessing by 2015 the city will have around 5 million people
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Old July 27th, 2004, 07:30 AM   #3
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In 20 years time i expect the population of Dubai to reach 2 million in city and an extra 2.5-3 million in surrounding areas
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Old July 27th, 2004, 08:12 AM   #4
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20 Years time
Just a quick one will add more later any one concerned about the social ills and developments of city based on rapid growth and transients
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Old July 27th, 2004, 08:44 AM   #5
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The whole country has a population of 3 - 4 million.

with around 700,000 citizens, the rest are all expatriates, are not given citizenship.

if there is a population increase, it'll be an increase of expatriates residing in Dubai.

and Dubai is a trade hub, people fly in and out of the place, so i think by 2015, the

total population of the whole country should be around 10 million, probably more.

Remember, Dubai is not Pakistan or India, where we can expect a 50 million growth in

population in 2 decades time
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Old July 27th, 2004, 09:54 AM   #6
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I doubt the population of Dubai will reach 5 million by 2015. It may be a rapidly growing city, but that seems like a very unrealistic projection even for Dubai.

2 million seems a bit more realistic.

But this is what I'm wondering. Where will all these people live?

I may be wrong but it seems like the "size" of the city (the 'urbanized' areas) is rather disproportionate when compared to a statistic such as 2 million people, don't you think so?

I mean, for a city with a population of approx. 1.2 million people, Dubai seems small (but then again, I don't go out that much.....just stay here on good ol' Jamal Abdul Nasser St. in not so good ol' Sharjah ).
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Old July 29th, 2004, 09:02 PM   #7
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Minimum 3.5 million
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Old July 29th, 2004, 10:20 PM   #8
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well if the population only stays around 2 million by 2015, surley there will be a lot of empty towers after all these projects are completed
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Old July 29th, 2004, 10:24 PM   #9
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i'm convinced that all new towers will be sold out in a few years when everything is finished. and when there won't be anymore terrorist attacks, especially in this area, the aim of 3 million in 2010 is very realistic.
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Old July 29th, 2004, 10:46 PM   #10
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Some of these homes and apartments that have been sold in upcoming projects seem to be vacation residences, i.e. people purchase a home in Dubai to spend their vacations here. So I guess they will be empty when their owners are working in their home countries, wherever they may be.

Many apartments and homes have also been purchased by people not currently living in Dubai, but are willing to move there in the near future.

There will definitely be a big population increase because people will be moving in. And although the expatriates will continue to increase in number, the UAE population would increase as well since they have a very high fertility rate, and a lot of people do get citizenship via 'wasta' and recruitment to the army..etc.
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what are the other ways to get citizenship ?
Apart from Marraige and ?wasta? Never heard of that before ?
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Old July 31st, 2004, 10:31 AM   #12
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?wasta? Never heard of that before ?
How long have you lived in Dubai again...?

Wasta == "power" of the variety that depends on who you are more than anything else.


And while I could be very wrong, I believe that the only other way to obtain citizenship is to "prove" (i.e.: demonstrate in one of various officially sanctioned methods) ancestry in the country (dating back xyz generations; not sure of the exact number).



‡ Or Trucial Coast & areas in the region where the UAE now exists in times prior to 1971.

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Old August 24th, 2004, 03:59 AM   #13
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Dubai's Population 2015 ----> 2.7 Million
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Old August 24th, 2004, 12:59 PM   #14
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Dubai maybe around 3.5 million and about 6 million in metropolitan area (sharjah 1.5 million), (ajman 1 million) considering ajman already has half a million, this is only if the growth rate keeps steady.

anybody knows how much A.D an Al ain have in population?
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Old August 24th, 2004, 02:12 PM   #15
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I know 670,000 live in the City of Abu Dhabi and about 1.7 million for AD city + the metro area ( al ain , shahama ...............ect ) Loads of small town i have no time counting
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Old August 26th, 2004, 03:14 PM   #16
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Dubai's Population 2015 ----> 2.7 Million
I'm basing my numbers on Dubai growing on average by 150,000 per year... What do you guys anticipate an average that's even higher than that?!?!?
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Old August 26th, 2004, 10:43 PM   #17
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We might have a sudden surge if Iraqis Decide they want to start their careers in the UAE

366,000 Iraqis Flock to the UAE :\
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We might have a sudden surge if Iraqis Decide they want to start their careers in the UAE

366,000 Iraqis Flock to the UAE :\



Quite possible
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Old August 27th, 2004, 04:58 AM   #19
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We might have a sudden surge if Iraqis Decide they want to start their careers in the UAE

366,000 Iraqis Flock to the UAE :\
Do you know for a fact that 366,000 Iraqi's Ariived to the UAE?
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Old August 27th, 2004, 06:59 AM   #20
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why is dubai so small, compared with Riyadh. even though dubai is more famous
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