Population and ethnic groups in Dubai
Dubai is one of the most popular city of United Arab Emirates due to many reasons as a place to invest money, tourism, better life style, nightlight scene, construction and real estate business, gold and diamond market.
Many investors prefer to invest their money in Dubai due to the variety of population of ethnic groups that live in Dubai. You can find people of any country in this city, which has the population of more than 2.1 million. Surprisingly there are less than 17% of whole population are Emiratis, the people who has the nationality of United Arab of Emirates.
There are very few countries where there are more foreigners than national people. United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of these countries. According to national population record of United Arab Emirates (UAE), there are only 17% Emirati citizens who live in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the rest of the population belongs to other countries. There are some countries where there are less national citizen than foreign people; for example: Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.
Ethnic groups in Dubai:
Only 8% of the people living in Dubai are Emiraties. So, who are those 92% of the population? They are those people who are living in Dubai due to many reasons. Most common reason is business and job.
This is the information of different ethnic groups that live in Dubai, including their population:
- Indians: They are leading among all other ethnic groups. According to latest population record, about 25% of total population of Dubai are Indians.
- Pakistanis: 12% of total population of Dubai are Pakistanis who are living Dubai due to many reasons. Jobs, business and investment is leading among all.
- Bangladeshis and Filipinos: Majority of labor population in Dubai consists on people of Bangladesh and Filipines. They are 7 and 5% of total population respectively.
- Other nationalities: 4% of total population of Dubai are Iranians, 4% Egyptians, 3% Nepalis and 3% Sri Lankans where rest of 25% of population belongs to the people of Western countries including United States of America, UK, Canada and Australia.
If your parents are foreigners and you were born and raised in Dubai, the government of United Arab Emirates (UAE) will not award you with the nationality.
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