According to the Dubai Statistics Centre, the supply of apartments and villas in Dubai is over 690,498 units as of 2020, catering to the city’s 3.4 million (m) population.
Analysts estimate that Dubai will require between 483,000 and 550,000 additional residential units over the next two decades to accommodate its estimated 5.4m population by 2040.
The requirement of new units is estimated between 24,150 and 27,500 a year.
Under the 2040 Urban Master Plan that was launched in early March, Dubai’s population is expected to increase from the existing 3.4m to 5.8m by 2040. The emirate will have five main urban centres, including two new ones.