The UAE population has grown by 65 per cent to reach 8.26 million in the first half of 2010 compared to the same period in 2006, according to official figures.
Statistics released on the UAE Statistics Bureau showed that UAE nationals not even make up one million of the population.
The UAE nationals accounted for 11.5 per cent, or about 948,000, of the population at the end of June, Bloomberg News said quoting UAE Statistics Bureau.
The country’s expatriate population rose 75 per cent from 2006 to the end of June, to 7.3 million people.
It said that the majority – 42 per cent – of the UAE nationals reside in Abu Dhabi.
Dubai Statistics Center website reveals that emirate’s population currently stands at 1.937 million.
At the end of fourth quarter of 2010, male population totalled 1.485 million while female accounted for 420,000 in the emirate. But Dubai’s active population is estimated at 2.98 million at the end of Q4 2010.
In January 2010, the National Human Resources Development and Employment Authority (Tanmia) had projected that the UAE population would rise to 7. 557 million from 5.63 million, increasing by 1.9 million people as per the official population statistical report issued in 2006.