The United Arab Emirates (UAE) comprises a federation of seven states, which has developed into one of the Middle East’s most significant economic center with high living standards. The United Arab Emirates has an open economy with a GDP of US$382.6 billion in 2017. UAE’s free trade zone offering 100% international ownership and zero taxes has also contributed to attracting global investors in its economy.

With a current total population of 6,072,475, UAE has several ethnic groups: Emirati, South Asian, Egyptian, and the Philippines, with many spoken languages including Arabic (official language), Persian, Hindi, English, and Urdu. Islam is the official religion accounting for 76% of the population, with Christianity and others accounting for the rest. The UAE is considered politically stable and is projected to continue to grow economically.

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Average Monthly Earnings

Employment-to-Population Ratio

Unemployment Rate

Employment by Sector

Agriculture 0.3%
Industry 38.6%
Services 61.1%

Employment Distribution by Education

Age 15+

Less than Basic 14.5%
Basic 32.5%
Intermediate 17.7%
Advanced 35.1%
Level Not Stated 0.2%

Age 15-24

Less than Basic 15.6%
Basic 40.3%
Intermediate 24.7%
Advanced 18.8%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 15-64

Less than Basic 14.5%
Basic 32.6%
Intermediate 17.7%
Advanced 35.0%
Level Not Stated 0.2%

Age 25+

Less than Basic 14.4%
Basic 31.7%
Intermediate 17.0%
Advanced 36.8%
Level Not Stated 0.2%

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