flag United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates: Statistical Overview

Capital: Abu Dhabi


Total Population: 9,441,129
Natural Increase: 0.8%
Density: 132 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 87.5%
Population of main cities: Dubai (2,919,200); Abu Dhabi (1,202,800); Al Ain (496,200); Ras al Khaimah (263,000); Fujairah (86,600)
Ethnic Origins: Only 11.5% Emirati compared to 88,5% of non-Emirati, mostly Asians (Bangladeshis, Pakistanis, Sri Lankans, Indians, Filipinos and Iranians) and Western expatriates. (Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre)
Official Language: Arabic
Other Languages Spoken: Persian, Urdu and Hindi in relation with expatriate communities.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Official religion: Islam.
Muslims: 76%; Christians: 9%; other (mainly Hindus and Buddhists): 15%
Literacy Rate: 88.7%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: UAE Dirham (AED)

Country Overview

Area: 98,648 km²
Type of State: Federation uniting seven emirates (monarchies): Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Qaiwain.
Type of Economy: High Income nation .
One of the richest areas in the world based on the petroleum sector.
HDI*: 0.835/1
HDI (World Rank): 41/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from the United Arab Emirates, dial 00
To call the United Arab Emirates, dial +971
Internet Suffix: .ae
Computers: 33.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 24.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 85.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 97.7% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20182019202020212022
Imports of Goods (million USD) 244,688288,447246,961347,529420,510
Exports of Goods (million USD) 387,964389,428335,297425,160532,797
Imports of Services (million USD) 72,32188,19661,86576,10696,917
Exports of Services (million USD) 71,83190,26578,121101,838154,667

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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