United Arab Emirates Population (LIVE)

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United Arab Emirates Population (1950 - 2024)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the United Arab Emirates is 9,564,958 as of Wednesday, February 21, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data 1.
  • the United Arab Emirates 2023 population is estimated at 9,516,871 people at mid year.
  • the United Arab Emirates population is equivalent to 0.12% of the total world population.
  • the U.A.E. ranks number 96 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in the United Arab Emirates is 114 per Km2 (295 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 83,600 Km2 (32,278 sq. miles)
  • 94.0 % of the population is urban (8,941,577 people in 2023)
  • The median age in the United Arab Emirates is 33.5 years.
1. Updated on July 16, 2023 with the latest July 2023-July 2024 estimates from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Population of the United Arab Emirates (2024 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationU.A.E.
Global Rank
2024 9,591,853 0.79 % 74,982 0 33.7 1.44 115 94.6 % 9,074,536 0.12 % 8,118,835,999 96
2023 9,516,871 0.80 % 75,742 0 33.5 1.44 114 94.0 % 8,941,577 0.12 % 8,045,311,447 96
2022 9,441,129 0.81 % 75,984 0 33.3 1.44 113 93.3 % 8,808,417 0.12 % 7,975,105,156 97
2020 9,287,289 0.82 % 75,632 -2,762 32.0 1.46 111 92.0 % 8,542,144 0.12 % 7,840,952,880 97
2015 8,916,899 1.01 % 87,026 -14,154 29.2 1.49 107 88.0 % 7,842,883 0.12 % 7,426,597,537 95
2010 8,481,771 14.65 % 840,156 -13,726 26.3 1.79 101 82.0 % 6,954,593 0.12 % 6,985,603,105 93
2005 4,280,993 5.50 % 201,132 339,380 27.8 2.20 51 88.0 % 3,767,260 0.07 % 6,558,176,119 120
2000 3,275,333 6.12 % 168,269131,735 26.1 2.73 39 77.3 % 2,531,398 0.05 % 6,148,898,975 129
1995 2,433,988 5.08 % 106,767 64,261 26.9 3.27 29 78.8 % 1,917,885 0.04 % 5,743,219,454 136
1990 1,900,151 6.61 % 104,123 64,939 24.8 4.54 23 77.4 % 1,470,491 0.04 % 5,316,175,862 142
1985 1,379,536 6.35 % 73,098 35,496 25.6 5.13 17 80.5 % 1,110,111 0.03 % 4,861,730,613 145
1980 1,014,048 13.29 % 94,131 79,756 25.2 5.95 12 83.0 % 841,303 0.02 % 4,444,007,706 147
1975 543,394 12.76 % 49,062 39,556 24.3 6.26 6 81.4 % 442,351 0.01 % 4,069,437,231 158
1970 298,084 11.39 % 24,857 38,490 21.3 6.49 4 63.0 % 187,928 0.01 % 3,695,390,336 167
1965 173,797 5.43 % 8,074 3,866 20.3 6.52 2 67.2 % 116,866 0.01 % 3,337,111,983 175
1960 133,426 5.56 % 6,325 3,916 18.3 6.72 2 51.0 % 68,086 0.00 % 3,019,233,434 174
1955 101,803 6.42 % 5,442 3,289 16.7 6.85 1 50.5 % 51,385 0.00 % 2,746,072,141 175
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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United Arab Emirates Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationU.A.E.
Global Rank
2025 9,665,319 0.80 % 75,606 0 33.9 1.44 116 95.3 % 9,207,088 0.12 % 8,191,988,453 96
2030 10,004,319 0.69 % 67,800 0 34.5 1.44 120 98.6 % 9,865,291 0.12 % 8,546,141,327 98
2035 10,319,346 0.62 % 63,005 0 35.0 1.46 123 N.A. N.A. 0.12 % 8,879,397,401 96
2040 10,663,646 0.66 % 68,860 0 35.0 1.47 128 N.A. N.A. 0.12 % 9,188,250,492 94
2045 11,055,055 0.72 % 78,282 0 35.1 1.48 132 N.A. N.A. 0.12 % 9,467,543,575 93
2050 11,449,471 0.70 % 78,883   35.6 1.50 137 N.A. N.A. 0.12 % 9,709,491,761 94
Source: Worldometer (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

United Arab Emirates Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of the United Arab Emirates
Life Expectancy
80.46 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
4.9
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
5.9
(per 1,000 live births)
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Main Cities by Population in the U.A.E.

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

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

See also

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Notes

The United Arab Emirates Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of the United Arab Emirates delivered by Worldometer's RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of the United Arab Emirates (1950 - 2023) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2023.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2023. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2023: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2023: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2022 to June 30 2023). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by the U.A.E. in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.