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Dubai population makes big surge

Posted on 01/03/2007

Some 292,000 more people have become Dubai residents in just one year as the emirate's population increased to 1.422 million in 2006 from 1.130 million in 2005. This means that 24,333 people were added to Dubai's population every month, 800 daily and around 33 every hour during 2006. The figure does not include tourists. Statistics for 2006 released by the Dubai Statistics Department yesterday not only revealed a sharp increase in the population, but also showed vibrant development in ...  >>MORE

Dubai's population reaches 1,321,453

Posted on 10/12/2006

Dubai's population has hit 1,321,453, according to the latest census conducted on population, residential units and establishments in the emirate. Of the total population, 74.86 per cent or 989,305 are male and 25.14 per cent or 332,148 are female. The significant statistics were announced by Dubai Statistics Centre, which pointed out that the increase in the number of male population reflects on the increased pace of construction and economic activities, for which a big number of unskilled ...  >>MORE

UAE population growth spurs medical equipment industry

Posted on 21/10/2006

The UAE's explosive population growth has benefited many sectors of the economy. And the medical equipment industry is no exception. According to a government report, Dubai's population alone is expected to surge to 1.6 million by 2010 if current growth rates are maintained. Experts have highlighted the need for a similarly expanding ambulance service equipped with high-tech machinery to resuscitate patients and keep them breathing en-route to the nearest hospital. Two leaders in their ...  >>MORE

Figures for Dubai population released

Posted on 17/10/2006

The census population, houses and establishments in Dubai showed that the number of UAE nationals aged 10 years and above was 106,867, a total of 77.7 per cent of the emirate's total national residents. Among the national residents of Dubai, 49.8 per cent are male, while 50.2 per cent are female. Arif Obaid Al Muhairi, Director of the Census Centre at the Dubai Municipality sad that the majority of national residents hold a secondary school degree, making up 31.5 per cent of national residents. ...  >>MORE

Statistics Centre: Dubai's population is 1,241,000

Posted on 30/08/2006

Dubai's population hit 1,241,000 (one million two hundred forty one thousand) as on 30 June 2006. Of the total population, 73 per cent or 911,000 are male and 27 per cent or 330,000 are female. These and a lot of significant statistics were announced by Dubai Municipality's Statistics Centre in a half-yearly bulletin titled "Dubai in Figures." The bulletin pointed out that there were 5859 births in Dubai's government hospitals during the first half of this year, of these 2933 were male and ...  >>MORE

UAE population touches 4.104,695

Posted on 31/07/2006

Total number of UAE population stood at 4.104,695, Minister of Economy Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi announced today at a press conference. Total number of UAE population stood at 4.104,695, Minister of Economy Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi announced yesterday at a press conference. The figure revealed by the minister sums up the preliminary results of the General Census for Population, Housing and Establishments as conducted on 6 December 2005. The results show that the total number of UAE's population ...  >>MORE

Nationwide programme raises census awareness

Posted on 28/11/2005

Abu Dhabi: An education programme aimed at raising consciousness about the census among students was launched yesterday by the Ministry of Education. Tedad Week, backed by Damas, organised education programmes at all public and private schools in the UAE between November 26 and 30. The programme is also aimed at raising statistical awareness among students. The head of cultural activities and art department at the Ministry of Education introduced the programme to students in collaboration ...  >>MORE

Dubai Municipality starts field works of Census 2005

Posted on 20/11/2005

Dubai Municipality began on Saturday the field works of Census 2005 (Tedad 2005) with more than 500 enumerators and 70 inspectors picking up vital statistics on families, labour congregations, demographic and social characteristics of the population, and features of buildings and housing units. They would cover 134 communities in the city and nine village areas. This was announced in a press conference yesterday at Dubai Municipality, which was addressed by Hussein Lootah, Assistant Director ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT rings in latest technology to partner UAE Census initiative

Posted on 23/10/2005

Emirates Telecommunication Corporation (ETISALAT) has announced its strategic partnership with UAE Tedad (Census) 2005 - the single-most important nationwide initiative currently under way across the UAE. The Census, a programme spearheaded by UAE Ministry of Economy and Planning, is aimed at investing in the UAE community and providing vital benchmark data on the state of the society, demography and economy. For the Tedad project, ETISALAT through eCompany, its Internet services and ICT ...  >>MORE

UAE's Census to kick off on Dec.6

Posted on 22/10/2005

Preparations are well underway to start the physical counting of all the UAE's population on December 6, according to a top official at the Ministry of Economy and Planning. Hafsa Abdullah AI Ulama, Assistant Under Secretary for Planning and Director-General of Census 2005, told WAM that the General Census of Population, Housing and Establishments 2005 was well on schedule and that progress made thus far was beyond expectation. "The census is well on track despite fears at the beginning of ...  >>MORE

Second phase of census to focus on population

Posted on 06/09/2005

The second phase of the census, which gets under way on December 5-6, is the population census and includes families and individuals, a senior official said. The first phase, covering all types of businesses, buildings as well as flats, will start in Abu Dhabi tomorrow. Hafsa Abdullah Al Ulama, Assistant Undersecretary for Planning and Director-General of Census 2005, told Gulf News yesterday, this phase, which started in the northern emirates on Saturday, will continue until October 2. ...  >>MORE

Dubai completed building census in March – official

Posted on 06/09/2005

Dubai Municipality completed the first phase of the nationwide census covering the number of buildings, housing units and establishments in March, said a senior official. According to results of the first phase of the census conducted by the Municipality, Dubai has witnessed huge growth during the last five years in terms of number of buildings, housing units and establishments. The Statistics Centre at the municipality completed the first phase in March this year. The number of buildings ...  >>MORE

First phase of census starts tomorrow

Posted on 05/09/2005

The first phase of the census, covering all types of businesses, buildings as well as flats, will start in Abu Dhabi tomorrow, an official said yesterday. Hafsa Abdullah Al Ulama, Assistant Under-Secretary for Planning and Director-General of Census 2005, told Gulf News, the phase, which started in the northern emirates on Saturday, will continue until October 2. (The Gulf News) ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Economy starts the countdown to countrywide census

Posted on 30/08/2005

The UAE's Census Managerial Committee convened in the Abu Dhabi on Monday to discuss various initiatives of the country's most ambitious and far reaching Census (Tedad) ever conducted. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Abdullatif bin Hammad, Secretary of Ministry of Economy and Planning and Assistant Director General of the Higher Census Authority, and in the presence of Hafsa Abdullah AI Ulama, Assistant Under Secretary for Planning and Director-General of Census 2005. Over ...  >>MORE

Ministry names agency to run UAE census campaign

Posted on 11/07/2005

The UAE Ministry of Economy & Planning, headed by Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, yesterday announced the appointment of Bates PanGulf Group to lead the marketing communications campaign for what is set to be the UAE's most ambitious and far reaching census, Tedad. A regular feature in many developed countries, usually at a period of every ten years, the last Tedad in the UAE was conducted in 1995. Due to the phenomenal growth the UAE has seen over the last decade, Tedad 2005 is looking to use the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi 2005 Census may cost Dh 15 million

Posted on 25/06/2005

Preparations are well underway for the census in the emirate of Abu Dhabi to kick off next December, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Economy and Planning. In a statement to WAM, Butti Ahmed Al Qubaisi, Ass. Under Secretary for Planning and Economy, said the total cost of the all phases of the census is estimated at around Dh 15 million. "The census will pass through three major stages, the first one- the preparatory- which is now in progress has started as early as last ...  >>MORE

Census from December 5

Posted on 10/06/2005

The Ministry of Economy and Planning announced yesterday that it would, in coordination with the Ministry of Education, start the census of UAE inhabitants by December 5, and that preparations for the census would begin two weeks before this date to give the census team the opportunity to achieve the objective. The announcement was made at a press conference called by the Ministry of Economy and Planning, and held in the premises of the Ministry of Education, which has declared that it would ...  >>MORE

UAE population set to touch 5m mark

Posted on 30/05/2005

The UAE population is expected to touch the 5-million mark during this year's census 20 times more than what it was in 1971. The UAE will adopt transparency disclosing all information collected by the census of population, housing and organisations, said Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Economy and Planning, yesterday. "The UAE is known for its transparency and it will disclose all census outputs in the first quarter of next year," the minister told a press conference yesterday. The ...  >>MORE

Dubai leads in population and employment growth - study

Posted on 21/08/2004

In 2011 will Dubai still be the rising urban star among major international cities? If you are a betting person, chances are you will be placing very short odds against such an occurrence. In its seminal study Winning Cities of the Decade between 1991 to 2001, Jones Lang LaSalle put Dubai in the top spot in terms of population and employment changes during the period in its ranking of the world's top ten cities. "Dubai holds the top position worldwide for both population and employment ...  >>MORE

UAE population increases sharply

Posted on 15/06/2004

The UAE's population has nearly quadrupled over the past 25 years, but the sharp increase was coupled with high growth in its economy and income. Official statistics showed the UAE has not suffered from a serious unemployment problem while its per capita income has even climbed, although growth in the country's population has been one of the highest in the world. From around 1.04 million at the beginning of 1980, the UAE's population surged to nearly 4.041 million at the end of 2003 and is ...  >>MORE

UAE population surges nearly 8pc last year to 4.04m

Posted on 09/06/2004

The UAE's population surged by nearly eight per cent last year to 4.04 million – and nearly a quarter of them were children, according to official estimates. Economists said the high number of children under 15 has serious implications for the country's social and economic situation as many of them will soon join the labour market and the economy must grow enough to ensure they can find jobs. Figures by the Ministry of Planning, based on labour and immigration statistics, showed that just ...  >>MORE

UAE's population hits an all-time high

Posted on 22/05/2004

The UAE's population growth in 2003 - and in the last 15 years was the highest recorded in the Arab world, and one of the highest in the world. According to statistics released recently by the Ministry of Planning, UAE's population has touched 4.041 million at the end of 2003, making it also the second largest populated country among the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council (AGCC) countries, after Saudi Arabia. Males were more than double the number of females, standing at 2.745 million against a ...  >>MORE

Population to grow 6.9 pc this year

Posted on 16/05/2004

The UAE's population is expected to surge by 6.9 per cent to around 4.23 million at the end of 2004 to maintain a high growth rate recorded over the past two decades. Official figures showed the total number of nationals and expatriates stood at around 4.041 million at the end of 2003, a growth of 7.6 per cent over the 2002 figure of 3.75 million. But the country will maintain its position as having one of the world's highest per capita incomes because of a similar growth in the gross ...  >>MORE

UAE population crosses 4m at the end of 2003

Posted on 14/04/2004

UAE population crosses 4m at the end of 2003 ABU DHABI, April 13, 2004 (WAM) – The UAE's population surged by 7.6 per cent last year to top four million and maintain its position as having one of the world's highest population growth rates. Figures by the Ministry of Planning, showed the country's total population stood at 4.041 million at the end of 2003, the second largest population in the six-nation GCC after Saudi Arabia, according to a report in "Gulf News.” Males were more than ...  >>MORE

Child population in UAE among lowest in Arab world

Posted on 07/03/2004

The UAE has fewer children than most other Arab countries while Palestine has the highest ratio of teenagers in the region, according to official statistics. At the end of 2001, the UAE's under-15 population accounted for around 26 per cent of its total population of nearly 3.4 million while the ratio in Kuwait stood at 24.2 per cent, the lowest in the Arab world, the figures showed. The low child ratio in the UAE is in contrast with his rapid population growth, which has averaged around 5.5 ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi records sharp drop in population growth

Posted on 02/03/2004

The population growth rate in the emirate of Abu Dhabi has dropped sharply to 3.7 per cent during the year 2002 from 8.06 per cent during the year 2001, figures issued recently, said. The population growth figures showed over 100 per cent rise during 2001, when it grew to 8.06 per cent against 3.93 per cent growth reported during 2000, according to a report in "Khaleej Times.” The total population in the emirate at the end of the year 2002 was 1,215,218, as against 1,170,254 in 2001. During ...  >>MORE

UAE population growth highest in Arab world

Posted on 07/02/2004

The UAE's population has soared by more than five per cent annually over the past 17 years to record the highest growth rate in the Arab world. Between 1985 and 1995, the country's population swelled by 5.75 per cent a year and maintained high growth of 5.38 per cent during 1995-2002, almost double the combined Arab population growth of 2.6 and 2.4 per cent during the two periods. An official Arab League report published this week gave no figures for last year, but UAE government sources ...  >>MORE

Labour migration patterns see more men coming to Dubai

Posted on 14/12/2003

There are more than two men for every woman in Dubai, a statistical report released by Dubai Municipality revealed yesterday. The reason why men far outnumber women in Dubai is the short-term labour migration pattern, an official explained. Arif Obeid Al Muhairi, Director of the Statistical Centre said Dubai attracts a large number of male expatriates who come looking for jobs. "A large number of them don't bring their families," he said. The Statistical Year Book – Emirate of Dubai 2002, ...  >>MORE

Rising elderly population sparks healthcare concern

Posted on 06/12/2003

While the UAE's young population is growing at a mercurial pace, its elderly population is also growing at a rate of 10.3 per cent annually, the highest in the world. This has prompted medical experts to emphasise the need for a substantial increase in healthcare resources. The elderly here, however, enjoy the social support system provided by a closely-knit family. This puts them in a better position than their counterparts even in the West, says a study conducted by a team of experts at the ...  >>MORE

Population growth gallops to record highest Arab rate

Posted on 27/10/2003

The UAE's population has galloped by more than 10 per cent annually since its inception in 1971 to record the highest growth rate in the Arab world. The upward population spiral is also maintaining the momentum towards the native population target. Official estimates showed the population totalled around 3.75 million at the end of last year compared with nearly 287,000 in 1971 and just 200,000 before the federation was set up. Revised figures by the Ministry of Planning, obtained by Gulf ...  >>MORE

Population of Dubai crosses 1 million mark

Posted on 21/09/2003

The population of the emirate of Dubai has exceeded the 1 million mark for the first time, it was revealed yesterday during the announcement of completion of the Census for 2002 by the Statistical Centre at Dubai Municipality. A part of the yet unreleased final report, which will be available in both printed and electronic formats within the next three weeks, was issued yesterday. Titled General Indicators of Dubai Emirate (2002), the report sheds light on basic data such as location, area, ...  >>MORE

Population growth set to slow down

Posted on 19/08/2003

The UAE is pushing ahead with ambitious demographic and educational strategies intended to balance its expatriate-dominated population in the long term and replace foreign workers with nationals through upgraded training and education. According to a government report released recently, the country's population was expected to have grown by 7.6 per cent last year but growth is forecast to slow down because of a decline in fertility rates and ongoing government programmes to less dependence on ...  >>MORE

UAE population increased by 7.6 per cent last year

Posted on 11/08/2003

The UAE's population grew by more than 256,000 people registering a 7.6 per cent growth last year making it the highest growth rate in the Arab world. At the end of 2002, the population was estimated at 3.754 million compared with 3.488 million at the end of 2001, according to the Central Bank and the Ministry of Planning. The increase is the highest in the Arab world as the population growth averaged around 2.5 per cent in the region although some countries recorded more than three per cent. ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi rural habitation growth faster than in city

Posted on 09/08/2003

The rural population in Abu Dhabi has grown faster than its urban population because of expansion in habitats outside the Emirates' two main cities of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain while Dubai and Sharjah have the lowest ratio. Fujairah emerged as the only emirate to have a bigger rural population as many of its citizens live in villages and the mountainous areas surrounding the small coastal city. Figures by the Ministry of Planning showed Abu Dhabi's rural population swelled by nearly 88 per cent ...  >>MORE

UAE has highest population growth rate in Arab world

Posted on 12/06/2003

The UAE has recorded the highest population growth rate in the Arab region because of a sharp increase in national births, better health services and continued influx of expatriates to benefit from expanding business opportunities, according to official figures. Between 1983 and 1995, the UAE's population galloped by around 5.7 per cent while the rate was estimated at 5.31 per cent between 1995 and 2001, showed the figures published in the Arab economic report distributed by the Abu Dhabi-based ...  >>MORE

Population up 7.6pc

Posted on 13/05/2003

The UAE population surged by 7.6 per cent to nearly 3.75 million at the end of 2002, and males remained the dominant force in the demographic structure, accounting for more than double the number of females, according to official statistics. Abu Dhabi is the most populated emirate although it has the lowest population density due to its large area, while Ajman recorded the highest growth last year, showed the figures contained in a new report by the Ministry of Planning. From 3.24 million at ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi population grows to 1.2m

Posted on 12/05/2003

Number of Abu Dhabi residents increased last year to more than 1,215,000, compared to 1,170,000 in 2001, and 964,774 in 1997, according to the latest population report prepared by the Abu Dhabi Planning Department. According to the report titled Economic and Social Development in Abu Dhabi Emirate between 1997 and 2002, Abu Dhabi is still considered one of the depopulated emirates. The population count took into consideration the rates of births, deaths, immigration rules, economic situations ...  >>MORE

UAE population crosses 3.75m mark

Posted on 05/04/2003

The UAE population, which stood at 3.48 million at the end of 2001 with expatriates and dependents accounting for a substantial percentage of its inhabitants, crossed at 3.75 million mark at the end of 2002, an increase of around 7.6 per cent, according to Ministry of Planning (MoP) estimations. Quoting MoP figures, the Dubai-based Khaleej Times, today reported that the recently launched UAE Yearbook 2003 said a noteworthy feature of the population in 2001 was its age structure. The 25-29 years ...  >>MORE

UAE population grows sharply in last 20 years

Posted on 09/01/2003

More than 910,000 children have been born in the UAE over a period of 20 years at an average of 125 a day, one of the highest birth rates in the world. With a steady improvement in health and educational services, and a sharp decline in death rates, the UAE's population jumped more than three times between 1980 and 2001, according to the figures of the Ministry of Planning. During that period, 810,370 children were born, including 370,274 UAE nationals and 590,096 expatriates, the Ministry ...  >>MORE

New born babies rise to 56,136 in 2001

Posted on 10/12/2002

Newborn babies in the UAE rose 4.5 per cent in 2001 to 56,136 against 53,686 for 2000 bringing the total population of the country to 3.488,000, a planning ministry report said. 'Male babies accounted for 2.359,000 or (67.6 percent) against 1.129,000 for female babies in 2001,' the report noted. The report said that national babies born in 2001 numbered 23,209 compared to 32,927 for expatriate babies, adding that most of the new deliveries took place in Abu Dhabi with 23,974 babies, followed by ...  >>MORE

Children account for one-third of UAE population

Posted on 20/11/2002

The UAE has about 1.1 million children, representing one-third of the country's population in 2001. Recently released figures of the Ministry of Planning indicate that the number of those in the 0 to 19 age group has been increasing steadily. According to these figures, the number of children grew at an average annual growth rate of 5.8 per cent from 1995 to 2001. This increase is attributed to both the population growth and an increase in the influx of expatriates into the country. In ...  >>MORE

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Dubai population makes big surge


Dubai's population reaches 1,321,453


UAE population growth spurs medical equipment industry


Figures for Dubai population released


Statistics Centre: Dubai's population is 1,241,000


UAE population touches 4.104,695


Nationwide programme raises census awareness


Dubai Municipality starts field works of Census 2005


ETISALAT rings in latest technology to partner UAE Census initiative


UAE's Census to kick off on Dec.6


Second phase of census to focus on population


Dubai completed building census in March – official


First phase of census starts tomorrow


Ministry of Economy starts the countdown to countrywide census


Ministry names agency to run UAE census campaign


Abu Dhabi 2005 Census may cost Dh 15 million


Census from December 5


UAE population set to touch 5m mark


Dubai leads in population and employment growth - study


UAE population increases sharply


UAE population surges nearly 8pc last year to 4.04m


UAE's population hits an all-time high


Population to grow 6.9 pc this year


UAE population crosses 4m at the end of 2003


Child population in UAE among lowest in Arab world


Abu Dhabi records sharp drop in population growth


UAE population growth highest in Arab world


Labour migration patterns see more men coming to Dubai


Rising elderly population sparks healthcare concern


Population growth gallops to record highest Arab rate


Population of Dubai crosses 1 million mark


Population growth set to slow down


UAE population increased by 7.6 per cent last year


Abu Dhabi rural habitation growth faster than in city


UAE has highest population growth rate in Arab world


Population up 7.6pc


Abu Dhabi population grows to 1.2m


UAE population crosses 3.75m mark


UAE population grows sharply in last 20 years


New born babies rise to 56,136 in 2001


Children account for one-third of UAE population