Proving Dubai is the place to be, the city’s population is fast approaching the 2 million milestone! Dubai’s Statistic Centre population clock this week showed the emirate is just 5000 short of the goal, marking a rise of nearly 100,000 since the start of 2011. Figures show the city’s population has risen by an average of 8000 people every month this year and analysts say it is sure to hit the 2 million mark by the end of 2011. The emirate’s active population also swells to 3 million during the day, thanks to the arrival of business and leisure travelers. The affordability and choice of residential accommodation coupled with Dubai’s tax free status are cited as some of the main reasons it has become a top choice for expatriate relocation.