Dubai's population up by 56,000 in H1

Dubai's population increased by 56,000 in the first half of 2015, recording growth by about 2.4 per cent, according to official data.

The emirate's "population clock" also showed the total active population during the day peaked at nearly 3.4 million during that period.

The figure includes those who visit the emirate for tourism or business during the day from other UAE emirates and foreign countries.

Dubai, the region's business and commercial hub, is the second largest UAE emirate and its population along with those of Abu Dhabi account for nearly two thirds of the country’s total population of around eight million.

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