In 2000, the emirate of Dubai had about 850,000 inhabitants. In 2005 it was already 1.3 million, in 2010 already 1.8 million and in 2017 an estimate already shows the number of 2.5 million. In 2020, there are now well over 3 million residents.
Over 85% of the inhabitants of Dubai are foreigners. This means that about 15 % are locals. People from over 200 nations worldwide live and work in the emirate.
Due to the very low crime rate, Dubai is one of the safest travel destinations in the world. Tolerance and acceptance are the magic words.