Population in Dubai
According to the census conducted by the Dubai Statistics Center, the population of the emirate was 1,422,000 as of 2006, which included 1,073,000 males and 349,000 females.
The population in Dubai as of 1998, 17% of the population of the emirate was made up of UAE nationals. Approximately 85% of the expatriate population (and 71% of the emirate’s total population) was Asian (chiefly Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan).
About 3% of the total population of Dubai was categorized as “Western”. In addition, 16% of the population (or 288,000 persons) lived in collective labour accommodation were not identified by ethnicity or nationality, but were thought to be primarily Asian.
The median age in the emirate was about 27 years. The crude birth rate, as of 2005, was 13.6%, while the crude death rate was about 1%