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Dubai has one of the highest per capita incomes. Although Dubai owes its initial wealth to the discovery of oil in the 1960s and this was the major contributor to the GDP, today oil only contributes 10% of the total GDP. 90% of the GDP is from the non oil sector. Over 4.7 million tourists visited Dubai in 2002, and this number is expected to grow to 15 million by 2010.


Total area of U.A.E. 83,600 sq. km

Total area of Dubai 3,885 sq. km

Total GPD of UAE for the year 2000 USD 65.9 billion

Total GDP of Dubai for the year 2000 USD 16.4 billion

GDP of Dubai Non Oil Sector for the year 2000 USD 14.7 billion

Per capita GDP of Dubai USD 19,009

Population of Dubai 971,000

Expected growth in population by the year 2010 1,400,000

Total number of tourists in Dubai in 2002 was 4,700,000

Total number of tourists expected in Dubai in 2013 is 15,000,000

As a major part of the future growth in tourism, Dubai has announced a major tourism project, Dubailand. This project is projected to be the most ambitious tourism, leisure and entertainment destination ever created. Dubailand will have different themes namely Attractions and experience world, sports and outdoor world, eco tourism world, themed leisure and vacation world, retail and entertainment world and downtown.