Population of Dubai by age group 2018

As of 2018, the demographic group of 30 to 34-year-olds in the Emirate of Dubai was above 572 thousand people. Considering that the total population of the Emirate of Dubai was estimated to be around 2.8 million people in 2020, the above-mentioned age bracket is a substantial share of Dubai’s society.  

 In the context of the United Arab Emirates

   Dubai is the most populous region in the United Arab Emirates, followed by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi the United Arab Emirates was the second largest country amongst the Gulf Cooperation Council countries with almost ten million people, behind Saudi Arabia with a population thrice the size. The United Arab Emirates has about 6.4 million male and 2.9 million female inhabitants altogether.

 Expats and Emirati

   When discussing the demographic composition of this region, the gender imbalance is not the only demographic skewness experienced in the United Arab Emirates, particularly in its Dubai region. Additionally, foreign workers and expatriates significantly outnumber the indigenous population. Only an estimated 1.1 million people in the United Arab Emirates are nationals of their country. The majority of the expatriate’s hail from the subcontinent. In terms of the working population of the United Arab Emirates, 68 percent of men and 66 percent of women in the labor force are from Asia.


   The population density of the UAE is continuing to grow, though the urban population growth of the UAE had slowed down considerably.

Population of the Emirates of Dubai in 2018, by age group

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Release date

April 2019


Asia, United Arab Emirates, MENA

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* The data is based on population estimates.
The source does not provide an exact publication date. Date given here is the date of access.

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