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UAE’s population doubles in 20 years

The population of the UAE has nearly…

September 26, 2009 10:10 by

The population of the UAE has nearly doubled in the last 20 years, from around 2.34 million in 1990, to around 4.78 million at the end of 2008, reports Emirates Business, quoting figures from the Ministry of Economy. The increase was mainly attributed to the large number of job seekers coming from abroad.

According to the figures, the UAE saw an average population growth rate of around 5.7 percent over the last 20 years, one of the highest in the world.

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  1. Andrew on September 27, 2009 8:21 am

    In the 16 years I’ve been here, feels like a lot more than that!


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