We noticed you're blocking ads.

Keep supporting great journalism by turning off your ad blocker.

Questions about why you are seeing this? Contact us

Font Size

- Aa +

Wed 23 Mar 2016 12:29 PM

Font Size

- Aa +

Dubai authorities launch 2016 census

Officials to visit households until May 16 to collect data on population

Dubai authorities launch 2016 census
(Getty Images)

The latest Dubai population survey has commenced, with government officials expected to visit homes up until May 16, it has emerged.

A notice issued by the Dubai Statistics Center warns residents that representatives will be visiting households across the emirate between February 28 and May 16 from 4.30pm to 9.30pm to collect crucial information on the population.

Residents are being asked to cooperate with the surveyor by providing accurate and comprehensive data.

“Real estate developers and residential areas to allow the surveyors access and facilitate his/her tasks in meeting with the targeted families,” the notice states.

It adds: “We kindly request you not to disclose your data to any surveyor who does not an ID and report the incident immediately as he/she does not represent the centre,” according to Emirates247.

Ajman authorities announced in March it was intending to launch a pilot census of buildings, houses, families and industrial facilities in certain areas across the emirate.

The emirate of Sharjah, meanwhile, completed its latest population census in January.

Arabian Business: why we're going behind a paywall