The Middle East is very diverse and one of the most developed countries is the United Arab Emirates. The number of citizens grown steady over the last years, the development of infrastructure, hotels, and businesses have grown in two digits per year. Time to look into the population 2018 statistics.
The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates, is a country in Western Asia (also known as the Middle East). Here meets the middle east (Arabic) culture with the westerns. Modern architecture, stunning constructions with the world largest man-made building, artificial islands and luxury in every aspect are only some attributes which come to our mind when we think about the United Arab Emirates.
We can see thousands of luxury cars on the road, every known fashion brand presented in the many malls spreading the country and a lot of gold along the gold souks over the country.
In the UAE also large international events are happing, and one of them is the upcoming Expo 2020 in Dubai.
The question might be asked, who are the people living here, who make the population 2018?
Multiple sources like the world bank and others say the population in the UAE is around 9.54 million people. Many years back the predictions had been a little more difficult, the government count was not very precise. Talking about the growth you can find sources from the government which show 2005 official 4.1 million people lived in the Emirate. In 2008 the official counts were around 4.8 million which doubled over 10 years later.
What changed dramatically is the ratio between male and female, over the year it changed, 72% are male vs 2.65 million female (28%).
Did you know: United Arab Emirates has the fifth-largest aluminium production (2,600 thousands of tonnes) in the world – wikipedia.org
The largest living age group are between 25-54 years old, which are +65 percent of the population. Only 1.5% of people are older than 65+ years, also here we can find over two-third to be male.
The largest population in the Emirates are living in Dubai. 3.32 million (35.7%) people are residence in Dubai, 3.23 million (34.7%) in the Emirates Abu Dhabi where also the capital of the emirates is residing, the Abu Dhabi City. The smallest population is in Umm Al-Qwain where approx . 80,000 people call their home.
The ratio between Emiraties (also know as locals) versus expatriates is high. Only 11.48% of the population are original from the Emirates. The largest groups of foreigner are Indians 27.89% and Pakistani 12.69%.
Global Media Insights who prepared the infographic “UAE population 2018” with more details looked also into the usage of social media across the country and found that over 97% use Facebook, 97% are using WhatsUp messenger and over 80% use YouTube to watch videos.