83% of Dubai residents are foreign, study finds

Over the past 10 years, Dubai has grown exponentially in every direction. Expanding upwards and outwards, the city has some of the world’s biggest mega-structures, and the population increases year on year.

The 2015 World Migration Report shows that Dubai is now the most cosmopolitan city in the world, with 83 percent of its occupants being foreign-born. The UAE has become world-renowned as a playground for expats, as well as a stable place to build a career and raise a family.

Second on the list is Brussels with 62 percent of its population being foreign. What stands out about the statistics, however, is how far ahead of other cities Dubai and Brussels are. Toronto is at number three with 46 percent, while Auckland comes in at number four with 39 percent.

London and New York are neck and neck with 37 percent of their populations being foreign-born, butting them in joint position at number eight.

Despite being far ahead of other countries, Dubai shows no sign of slowing its growth. This year alone there are dozens of massive projects launching which will attract people from overseas – both as tourists and as residents.

Dubai Opera House is the first phase of the new Opera District in Downtown, set to open in March this year. Dubai Ferris Wheel at Bluewaters Island project near JBR is also close to launch, and there are multiple massive theme parks on their way such as Dubai Parks & Resorts and IMG Worlds of Adventure. For more projects reaching completion this year, visit our round-up.

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