Dubai, UAE Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Dubai, UAE metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Dubai in 2019 is 2,833,000, a 1.72% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Dubai in 2018 was 2,785,000, a 5.05% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Dubai in 2017 was 2,651,000, a 5.07% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Dubai in 2016 was 2,523,000, a 5.08% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in UAE
City Name Population
Dubai 2,833,000
Sharjah 1,629,000
Abu Dhabi 1,452,000
Al-Ain 598,000
Ajman 385,000
Dubai - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 2,833,000 1.72%
2018 2,785,000 5.05%
2017 2,651,000 5.07%
2016 2,523,000 5.08%
2015 2,401,000 5.08%
2014 2,285,000 5.06%
2013 2,175,000 5.07%
2012 2,070,000 5.08%
2011 1,970,000 5.07%
2010 1,875,000 8.26%
2009 1,732,000 8.25%
2008 1,600,000 8.25%
2007 1,478,000 8.28%
2006 1,365,000 7.65%
2005 1,268,000 6.91%
2004 1,186,000 6.94%
2003 1,109,000 6.94%
2002 1,037,000 6.91%
2001 970,000 6.95%
2000 907,000 6.96%
1999 848,000 6.94%
1998 793,000 6.87%
1997 742,000 6.92%
1996 694,000 6.77%
1995 650,000 6.56%
1994 610,000 6.64%
1993 572,000 6.52%
1992 537,000 6.55%
1991 504,000 6.55%
1990 473,000 6.53%
1989 444,000 6.73%
1988 416,000 6.39%
1987 391,000 6.83%
1986 366,000 6.09%
1985 345,000 6.15%
1984 325,000 6.21%
1983 306,000 5.88%
1982 289,000 6.25%
1981 272,000 7.09%
1980 254,000 7.63%
1979 236,000 8.26%
1978 218,000 7.92%
1977 202,000 8.02%
1976 187,000 12.65%
1975 166,000 17.73%
1974 141,000 18.49%
1973 119,000 17.82%
1972 101,000 17.44%
1971 86,000 17.81%
1970 73,000 17.74%
1969 62,000 19.23%
1968 52,000 8.33%
1967 48,000 4.35%
1966 46,000 6.98%
1965 43,000 4.88%
1964 41,000 5.13%
1963 39,000 5.41%
1962 37,000 5.71%
1961 35,000 2.94%
1960 34,000 6.25%
1959 32,000 6.67%
1958 30,000 3.45%
1957 29,000 7.41%
1956 27,000 3.85%
1955 26,000 4.00%
1954 25,000 8.70%
1953 23,000 4.55%
1952 22,000 4.76%
1951 21,000 5.00%
1950 20,000 0.00%