Dubai: The overall population living in the emirate of Dubai rose to average 3 million people by the end of 2017.
According to updated statistics released by the Dubai Statistical Centre, the population increased by 278,000 as per end of last December.
In more exact figures, the population of Dubai stood at 2,976,455 last December, increasing from 2,698,600 in December 2016.
The statistics center said that the population of Dubai had increased by an average 6.6% annually during the period from 2011 up to 2017.
Financial experts said that the demographic growth reflects the vitality of the economic sectors in the emirate of Dubai.
In statements to Emarat Alyoum, they described the demographic shift as a positive trend whose windfall will benefit all economic sectors in the emirate, citing particularly the real estate sector and the other infrastructure facilities.