Abu Dhabi, UAE Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Abu Dhabi, UAE metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Abu Dhabi in 2019 is 1,452,000, a 2.25% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Abu Dhabi in 2018 was 1,420,000, a 5.73% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Abu Dhabi in 2017 was 1,343,000, a 5.66% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Abu Dhabi in 2016 was 1,271,000, a 5.65% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in UAE
City Name Population
Dubai 2,833,000
Sharjah 1,629,000
Abu Dhabi 1,452,000
Al-Ain 598,000
Ajman 385,000
Abu Dhabi - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 1,452,000 2.25%
2018 1,420,000 5.73%
2017 1,343,000 5.66%
2016 1,271,000 5.65%
2015 1,203,000 5.71%
2014 1,138,000 5.66%
2013 1,077,000 5.69%
2012 1,019,000 5.71%
2011 964,000 5.70%
2010 912,000 6.92%
2009 853,000 7.03%
2008 797,000 6.98%
2007 745,000 7.04%
2006 696,000 6.26%
2005 655,000 5.31%
2004 622,000 5.42%
2003 590,000 5.36%
2002 560,000 5.26%
2001 532,000 5.35%
2000 505,000 5.43%
1999 479,000 5.27%
1998 455,000 5.32%
1997 432,000 5.37%
1996 410,000 4.59%
1995 392,000 3.43%
1994 379,000 3.27%
1993 367,000 3.67%
1992 354,000 3.51%
1991 342,000 3.32%
1990 331,000 3.44%
1989 320,000 3.56%
1988 309,000 3.34%
1987 299,000 3.46%
1986 289,000 3.58%
1985 279,000 2.95%
1984 271,000 3.04%
1983 263,000 3.14%
1982 255,000 3.24%
1981 247,000 7.86%
1980 229,000 13.93%
1979 201,000 13.56%
1978 177,000 14.19%
1977 155,000 13.97%
1976 136,000 13.33%
1975 120,000 14.29%
1974 105,000 14.13%
1973 92,000 13.58%
1972 81,000 14.08%
1971 71,000 14.52%
1970 62,000 12.73%
1969 55,000 14.58%
1968 48,000 14.29%
1967 42,000 13.51%
1966 37,000 15.63%
1965 32,000 14.29%
1964 28,000 16.67%
1963 24,000 14.29%
1962 21,000 16.67%
1961 18,000 12.50%
1960 16,000 14.29%
1959 14,000 16.67%
1958 12,000 9.09%
1957 11,000 22.22%
1956 9,000 12.50%
1955 8,000 14.29%
1954 7,000 16.67%
1953 6,000 20.00%
1952 5,000 0.00%
1951 5,000 25.00%
1950 4,000 0.00%