United Arab Emirates Population 2017

9,412,029

The population of the UAE in 2016 is 9,157,000,000 according to UN estimates. Other estimates are as low as 5.7 million but do not take into consideration the high population of immigrants, which are estimated to make up 90% of the population.

The capital of the UAE is Abu Dhabi. Both Abu Dhabi and Dubai are considered two of the country's cultural and commercial centers.. The United Arab Emirates has a very diverse population, of which only 10% are UAE nationals and the remainder is made up of expatriates. The UAE has the 7th highest net migration rate in the world at 12.36, as any expatriate is allowed under law to apply for UAE citizenship after living in the country for twenty years, assuming they have not been convicted of a crime and can speak Arabic. The UAE also has the highest gender imbalance in the world with a male/female ratio of 2.2, or 2.75 for the 15-65 age group.

The largest group of non-UAE nationals are South Asian (58%), followed by other Asians (17%) and Western expatriates (8.5%). There is an increasing presence of Europeans, particularly in cities like Dubai. Dubai is the largest city with a population of 2.4 million. Interestingly, Dubai is often misperceived as a country or a city-state. Sometimes, all of the UAE is described simply as "Dubai," which shows just how influential and well-known the city has become.

United Arab Emirates Population in 2017Source: FritzDaCat

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

United Arab Emirates Population Growth

The UAE's population has experienced sharp decline over the last decade, but this has reversed. Its urban population is predicted to grow to 9.9 million by 2020, at which point city dwellers will account for 85% of the region's population.

About United Arab Emirates

Official NameUnited Arab Emirates
Languages SpokenArabic
BordersOMN, SAU
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude2454
Currencies UsedAED

United Arab Emirates Population Density

Name Population
Muzayri`10,000
Ar Ruways16,000
Adh Dhayd24,716
Dibba Al-Hisn26,395
Dibba Al-Fujairah30,000
Khawr Fakkan33,575
Umm al Qaywayn44,411
Al Fujayrah62,415
Ras al-Khaimah115,949
Ajman226,172
Al Ain408,733
Sharjah543,733
Abu Dhabi603,492
Dubai1,137,347

United Arab Emirates Population Clock

What is the population of United Arab Emirates (as of September 13, 2017)?9,412,029
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)9397599
Births Per Day53
Deaths Per Day9
Net Migrations Per Day 151
Net Change Per Day 195
Population Change Since January 1st49,725

United Arab Emirates Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 10.124 births/thousand177
Crude Death Rate 1.769 deaths/thousand200
Crude Net Migration Rate 5.796 people/thousand11
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 77.46 years55
Male Life Expectancy 76.828 years47
Female Life Expectancy 78.998 years69
Total Fertility Rate 1.734 children/woman154
Net Reproduction Rate 0.837 surviving daughters/woman152
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.045 males per female140
Infant Mortality Rate 5.338 deaths/1,000 live births155
Under Five Mortality 6.193 deaths/thousand156
Mean Age at Childbearing 26.401 years194
Rate of Natural Increase 8.221 125
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 2.147 %40
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.57 %38
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.327 %32
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 7.883 %43
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 8.517 %29
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 6.078 %47
Crude Suicide Rate 3 suicides/thousand139
Median Age (Total) 30.3 years106
Median Age (Female) 25.1 years146
Median Age (Male) 32.1 years88

United Arab Emirates Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20179,397,59972.537%27.463%112951.53%93
20159,156,96373.259%26.741%109971.19%93
20108,329,45374.819%25.181%991054.75%95
20054,481,97671.083%28.917%5314414.31%117
20003,050,12767.743%32.257%361595.35%134
19952,350,19266.65%33.35%281674.88%137
19901,811,45765.779%34.221%211735.46%144
19851,350,43365.186%34.814%161785.76%146
19801,016,78969.76%30.24%121857.24%147
1975531,26569.414%30.586%619615.78%157
1970235,43463.301%36.699%221215.59%170
1965150,31758.579%41.422%12196.91%173
196092,61250.032%49.968%12148.66%177
195579,56650.264%49.736%02212.42%181
195069,59050.681%49.319%0221-2.35%180

United Arab Emirates Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
20209,822,01471.592%28.408%117951.27%91
202510,434,23570.152%29.848%124931.08%90
203010,977,45668.778%31.222%131930.96%87
203511,500,28567.462%32.538%137920.88%87
204011,994,71166.312%33.688%143930.77%87
204512,429,69365.208%34.792%148920.63%88
205012,789,10864.154%35.846%152950.48%87
205513,068,17063.164%36.836%156950.36%88
206013,283,21462.254%37.746%158960.28%88
206513,449,03861.43%38.57%160950.21%87
207013,566,96860.687%39.313%162950.12%86
207513,625,00859.965%40.035%162960.03%88
208013,618,64659.206%40.794%16296-0.07%91
208513,554,99258.408%41.592%16296-0.11%92
209013,480,32157.631%42.369%16198-0.1%92
209513,419,21456.939%43.061%160100-0.07%91
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations