This chapter includes all types of data related to buildings and housing units in the emirate of Dubai for the census years and from the reality of inventory of buildings and housing units and Establishments. The data also includes buildings under construction, completed buildings and the value (in AED million) of completed private sector building projects. In addition, it contains data on building permits issued and engineering laboratory tests and data on land transactions such as sales, collateral, release of collateral, and mortgage of land development lease. Through this chapter we can also identify the number and area of emirate land owned by the Gulf Cooperation Council country nationals for the same period.
The identification of the state of construction in any geographical area provides a clear picture of the extent of urban development in that area and a comprehensive indication of the general direction of that development. The emirate of Dubai is considered as one of those cities which experienced a dramatic increase in the number of buildings and housing units. This dramatic increase must be highlighted and made available to planers, policy makers, and decision makers to identify the huge pressures exerted by the main basic services (water, electricity, healthcare, etc…) the one hand, and to identify the extent of the contribution of this sector in terms of income and estimated values in the Gross Domestic Product of the emirate on the other.
The importance of the provision of a comprehensive database on buildings and housing units in the emirate of Dubai, whether completed or under construction, is that it is one of the cornerstones of a comprehensive development plan. Roads, transportation, communications, schools, healthcare centers, hospitals and other basic services are all built on accurate statistical information on population and housing units.
The data is available housing and buildings through general censuses of population and enterprises that have been made during the last period by the Dubai Statistics Center, are also provided annual data for buildings under construction and buildings completed and related through Dubai Municipality in addition to the checks Engineering Laboratory and the Department of land and property by providing all the data relating to land and ownership on an annual basis, als