United Arab Emirates Population 2020 (Live)

9,890,703

After growing by over 5 million people from 2000 to 2010, population growth in the United Arab Emirates has slowed down significantly. The population currently stands at 9.89 million people and is projected to continue growing until 2033, when it will hit its peak at 10.71 million people. The population is then expected to decline very slowly and plateau, ending the 21st century with about 9.03 million people.

The UAE grew 1.23% from 2019 to 2020, adding about 120,000 people to the population. Between 2000 and 2010, the population grew anywhere from 5.35% per year to 13.26% per year. The UAE’s fertility rate is relatively low at 1.42 births per woman.

The fertility rate in the UAE is dropping rapidly, causing concern for the government. The UAE government has adopted policies, such as helping young married people financially, to encourage childbearing among its citizens. The median age is 32.6 for 2020 but can expect to increase if the fertility rate does not increase.

United Arab Emirates Population Growth

Again, because the United Arab Emirates is essentially seven separate nations, causation for population growth or decline is difficult to pinpoint. There has been a general trend of population increase in the recent past, with several small spikes due to regional immigration.

United Arab Emirates Population Projections

It is hard to predict the future population gains and losses in the United Arab Emirates, but there isn't expected to be any dramatic shifts in the near future that would cause any major increases or decreases. The overall annual population growth has been decreasing since 2010, and that trend is expected to continue in the years to come, with the 2019 rate of 1.47% declining to 0.68% by 2050. These same set of projections state the population of the United Arab Emirates will be 9,813,170 in 2020, 11,054,579 in 2030, 12,207,333 in 2040 and 13,163,548 in 2050.

The current population of United Arab Emirates is 9,890,703, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 9,890,402.

United Arab Emirates Growth Rate

United Arab Emirates Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Dubai1,137,347
Abu Dhabi603,492
Sharjah543,733
Al Ain408,733
Ajman226,172
Ras al-Khaimah115,949
Al Fujayrah62,415
Umm al Qaywayn44,411
Khawr Fakkan33,575
Dibba Al-Fujairah30,000

United Arab Emirates Area and Population Density

The United Arab Emirates occupies an area of 83,600 square kilometers altogether and is made up of seven monarchies: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Qaiwain. The land is nestled between Oman and Saudi Arabia in terms of land and has 1,318 kilometers of coastline on the Persian Gulf. The current population density is at 114 individuals per square kilometer. Additionally, the three largest emirates - Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah - are home to nearly 85% of the population.

Largest Cities in the United Arab Emirates

The capital of the UAE is Abu Dhabi. Both Abu Dhabi and Dubai are considered two of the country's cultural and commercial centers. 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 Density Map

Source:
Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20209,890,4021.23%118.319397
20199,770,5291.45%116.879297
20189,630,9591.52%115.209397
20179,487,2031.35%113.489397
20169,360,9801.06%111.979499
20159,262,9001.62%110.809499
20108,549,98813.26%102.2794104
20054,588,2257.92%54.88117145
20003,134,0625.35%37.49130160
19952,415,0905.72%28.89136167
19901,828,4326.00%21.87143175
19851,366,1646.03%16.34146182
19801,019,50913.21%12.20148188
1975548,30118.51%6.56157203
1970234,5149.37%2.81170216
1965149,85710.15%1.79173222
196092,4183.04%1.11178223
195579,5782.72%0.95182223
195069,5880.00%0.83181223

United Arab Emirates Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20209,890,4021.23%118.319397
202510,323,8590.86%123.499296
203010,661,0760.65%127.529198
203510,697,4030.07%127.9693100
204010,648,314-0.09%127.3795105
204510,557,615-0.17%126.2995107
205010,425,287-0.25%124.7096109
205510,249,672-0.34%122.6096114
206010,033,667-0.43%120.0298116
20659,802,227-0.47%117.25102118
20709,583,744-0.45%114.64103122
20759,400,977-0.38%112.45104122
20809,265,911-0.29%110.84104123
20859,173,848-0.20%109.74104124
20909,109,462-0.14%108.96102126
20959,059,562-0.11%108.37102126

United Arab Emirates Population by Year (Projections)

United Arab Emirates Population Pyramid 2020

United Arab Emirates Population by Age

There are 8,109,635 adults in United Arab Emirates.

United Arab Emirates Population Pyramid

After growing by over 5 million people from 2000 to 2010, population growth in the United Arab Emirates has slowed down significantly. The population currently stands at 9.89 million people and is projected to continue growing until 2033, when it will hit its peak at 10.71 million people. The population is then expected to decline very slowly and plateau, ending the 21st century with about 9.03 million people.

The UAE grew 1.23% from 2019 to 2020, adding about 120,000 people to the population. Between 2000 and 2010, the population grew anywhere from 5.35% per year to 13.26% per year. The UAE’s fertility rate is relatively low at 1.42 births per woman.

The fertility rate in the UAE is dropping rapidly, causing concern for the government. The UAE government has adopted policies, such as helping young married people financially, to encourage childbearing among its citizens. The median age is 32.6 for 2020 but can expect to increase if the fertility rate does not increase.

United Arab Emirates Population Growth

Again, because the United Arab Emirates is essentially seven separate nations, causation for population growth or decline is difficult to pinpoint. There has been a general trend of population increase in the recent past, with several small spikes due to regional immigration.

United Arab Emirates Population Projections

It is hard to predict the future population gains and losses in the United Arab Emirates, but there isn't expected to be any dramatic shifts in the near future that would cause any major increases or decreases. The overall annual population growth has been decreasing since 2010, and that trend is expected to continue in the years to come, with the 2019 rate of 1.47% declining to 0.68% by 2050. These same set of projections state the population of the United Arab Emirates will be 9,813,170 in 2020, 11,054,579 in 2030, 12,207,333 in 2040 and 13,163,548 in 2050.

About United Arab Emirates

  1. Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority
  2. Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority
  3. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    <p>Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1968, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1995 and 2005 censuses, with official population estimates for 2010, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration. The population estimates include temporary/seasonal workers.</p>

  4. GeoNames Gazetteer