Dubai’s frantic growth

Dubai Statistics Dept. have published a report that puts figures to the phenomenal growth that we’re experiencing.

In 2006 an additional 292,000 people became residents, making the population 1.422 million. That’s about 800 new residents every day! And we had nearly 6 million tourists in the city too.

Dubai is one vast construction site and the figures confirm the amazing development – in 2006 a total of 2,222 buildings were completed. In 2005 the figure was 2252, so in two years we’ve had nearly four and a half thousand buildings completed!

3 Comments so far

  1. Farrukh Ahmed (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 3:12 pm

    hahaha. somehow, i’m not surprised.

    wish they were able to handle the traffic. its becoming increasingly frustrating day by day!

  2. Lawrence (unregistered) on March 16th, 2007 @ 7:50 pm

    Can we blame this on Halliburton coming to Dubai?

  3. marc (unregistered) on March 18th, 2007 @ 5:56 am

    Just out of curiousity, where did you find those numbers on the amount of buildings built over the last two years?

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