64% of Dubai is built, under construction
- United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, January 22 - 2013 at 06:30
The municipality of Dubai has said more than 60% of the city is either covered by buildings or used for projects under construction, Gulf News has reported. According to a survey that was carried out by the buildings inspection department at the civic body, 64% of the city is occupied by buildings, while the share of buildings in rural areas adds up to only 3%, leaving room for expansion projects. The survey showed that there are a total of 88,931 buildings, including 45,364 buildings in Bur Dubai, 40,392 in Deira and 3,175 in rural areas, said Jaber Al Ali, head of the buildings inspection department at the municipality.
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