The population of Dubai reached 2m at the tail end of last year, according to data released by the Gulf emirate’s government. According to the Dubai Statistics Centre, in December 2011 the number of people living in Dubai hit 2.003m. The figures also showed that male inhabitants in Dubai are heavily outnumbering females, with men accounting for about 76 percent of the total number of people in the emirate. The Dubai Statistics Centre said that the population was skewed towards men because expatriate male workers were not joined by their families while living there. According to the data, the highest number of people in Dubai at any one time was 3.023m, which includes both tourists and people who live outside the emirate but commute to work there.