Feeling congested? we are 5% more than last year

dubai-crowdThe emirate’s population increased 5 per cent last year to 2.1 million, according to estimates from the Dubai Statistics Centre.

Men make up more than three quarters of the population, similar to estimates from previous years.

The gender imbalance is generally attributed to the number of male expatriate workers who come to Dubai without their families.

The most populous neighbourhood in the emirate was Muhaisnah 2, a labour camp area known as Sonapur, where there are more than 3,000 men for each woman. Muhaisnah 2 contains about 8 per cent of Dubai’s population in 5.5 square kilometres.

The National: Vivian Nereim

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