Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Dubai - People shots

The population of the emirate was 1,422,000 as of the 2006 census, which included 1,073,000 males and 349,000 females. As of 1998, 17% of the population of the emirate was made up of UAE nationals. The rest comprised the Asian expatriate population, namely Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan, and only 3% of the total population was categorised as "Western".

The 3% enjoying the beach

The rest enjoying the beach in their own way.
Emirati ladies at Gold Souk
Diverse ethnicity

This demographic profile may change with the current economic climate in a tailspin. A number of recent reports on the state of the real estate market in Dubai show prices for residential properties falling by anything from 20% to 50%, highlighting the uncertainty surrounding the market which will consequently affect the construction sector.

Expat workers on their day off at the Creek

Expat children

The raffle offers 2 luxurious ES350 and LX470 Lexus cars
and Dh100,000 in cash & Dh3 million cash prizes in fortnightly raffles.

Perched on a bench

Emirati family time
Costa cruise group on stop-over
Water taxi across the Creek
Water taxi at sunset
Exotic movie set?
Emiratis at old Souk
Outside the mosque

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