UAE Population: 9,847,254

The name also knows UAE of Emirates or the United Arab Emirates. It is the federation of 7 emirates that are along the eastern side of an Arabian Peninsula. These 7 emirates were earlier known as the Trucial States. The seven emirates are Abu Dhabi -richest Emirates, Dubai, Ajman- poorest emirates, Sharjah, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain, and Ras Al Khaimah.

Largest Cities in UAE by Population

The Capital of UAE is Abu Dhabi, which is the richest emirates. Dubai has the highest population of 1,137,347, after which Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and others come.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Dubai 1,137,347
Abu Dhabi 603,492
Sharjah 543,733
Al Ain 408,733
Ajman 226,172
Ras al-Khaimah 115,949
Al Fujayrah 62,415
Umm al Qaywayn 44,411
Khawr Fakkan 33,575
Dibba Al-Fujairah 30,000
Dibba Al-Hisn 26,395
Adh Dhayd 24,716
Ar Ruways 16,000

UAE Population history

Currently, the population in UAE is 9,843,648. UAE population has increased drastically over the years. In the year 1955, the population of UAE is around 79,578, but now in the year 2020, a population has increased to 9,843,648. Now it had become 0.13 percent of the total world population.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 9,890,402 1.23% 119,873 40,000 32.6 1.42 118 86.40% 8,542,144 0.13% 7,794,798,739 93
2019 9,770,529 1.45% 139,570 40,000 32.6 1.64 117 86.00% 8,402,990 0.13% 7,713,468,100 92
2018 9,630,959 1.52% 143,756 40,000 32.6 1.64 115 85.70% 8,255,643 0.13% 7,631,091,040 93
2017 9,487,203 1.35% 126,223 40,000 32.6 1.64 113 85.50% 8,107,436 0.13% 7,547,858,925 93
2016 9,360,980 1.06% 98,080 40,000 32.6 1.64 112 85.10% 7,968,651 0.13% 7,464,022,049 94
2015 9,262,900 1.61% 142,582 54,000 32.6 1.7 111 84.70% 7,842,883 0.13% 7,379,797,139 94
2010 8,549,988 13.26% 792,353 718,487 31.8 1.97 102 81.30% 6,954,593 0.12% 6,956,823,603 94
2005 4,588,225 7.92% 290,833 237,923 29.7 2.4 55 82.10% 3,767,260 0.07% 6,541,907,027 117
2000 3,134,062 5.35% 143,794 99,679 28 2.97 37 80.80% 2,531,398 0.05% 6,143,493,823 130
1995 2,415,090 5.72% 117,332 73,625 27.7 3.93 29 79.40% 1,917,885 0.04% 5,744,212,979 136
1990 1,828,432 6.00% 92,454 51,328 26.6 4.9 22 80.40% 1,470,491 0.03% 5,327,231,061 143
1985 1,366,164 6.03% 69,331 36,832 26.2 5.3 16 81.30% 1,110,111 0.03% 4,870,921,740 146
1980 1,019,509 13.21% 94,242 74,486 26.2 5.75 12 82.50% 841,303 0.02% 4,458,003,514 148
1975 548,301 18.51% 62,757 52,098 25.5 6.45 7 80.70% 442,351 0.01% 4,079,480,606 157
1970 234,514 9.37% 16,931 10,765 22.8 6.77 3 80.10% 187,928 0.01% 3,700,437,046 170
1965 149,857 10.15% 11,488 7,576 20.2 6.87 2 78.00% 116,866 0.00% 3,339,583,597 182
1960 92,418 3.04% 2,568 -35 17.8 6.97 1 73.70% 68,086 0.00% 3,034,949,748 178
1955 79,578 2.72% 1,998 -28 18.4 6.97 1 64.60% 51,385 0.00% 2,773,019,936 182

UAE population forecast

As per the data provided by the UN, the population of UAE will be 9,890,402 by the middle of the year 2020. It is expecting that the population will increase to 10,425,287 by the end of 2050. Though it was forecasted that the share of UAE in world population would decrease to 0.11% by 2050 while in 2020 the share of a world population is 0.13%

Presently in the year 2020, the median age is 32.6 years. However, in 2050 the median age will be 34.5 years, which is a slight increase in it. The urban population is increasing at a considerable rate. The urban population is 86.4 percent, which is 8,542,144 people by the year 2020. It was expected that by 2035, the urban population would be 10,491,657, which will be 98.1 percent.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 9,890,402 1.32% 125,500 40,000 32.6 1.42 118 86.40% 8,542,144 0.13% 7,794,798,739 93
2025 10,323,859 0.86% 86,691 4,378 32.9 1.42 123 89.20% 9,207,088 0.13% 8,184,437,460 92
2030 10,661,076 0.64% 67,443 -6,066 33.4 1.42 128 92.50% 9,865,291 0.12% 8,548,487,400 90
2035 10,697,403 0.07% 7,265 -56,249 33.6 1.42 128 98.10% 10,491,657 0.12% 8,887,524,213 93
2040 10,648,314 -0.09% -9,818 -64,529 33.7 1.42 127 N.A. N.A. 0.12% 9,198,847,240 95
2045 10,557,615 -0.17% -18,140 -66,588 34 1.42 126 N.A. N.A. 0.11% 9,481,803,274 95
2050 10,425,287 -0.25% -26,466 34.5 1.42 125 N.A. N.A. 0.11% 9,735,033,990 96

UAE Demographics

Sex ratio is considered on males to females, which is 2.24 percent in the UAE. The number of males is 6,836,349, which is 69.12 percent, while the female is 30.88 percent having 3.054,051 in percent. The life expectancy has for the population is estimated to be 78.46 years.

UAE Religion and Politics

Most of the population in UAE is Muslim with caters to around 80 percent of the population. The other religion which are in small numbers is Hindus catering 8 %, Christians 5% and rest are minorities like Sikh and Buddhist.

UAE became independent in the year 1971 from the UK, and the constitution was established in the year 1996. In this, there is a monarchy system of federal presidential through an election.

UAE Economy

Economic growth is very steady and high. It is the petroleum-producing country and, in a few years, will be the wealthiest place in the world economy.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%