Al-Ain, UAE Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Al-Ain, UAE metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Al-Ain in 2020 is 611,000, a 2.17% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Al-Ain in 2019 was 598,000, a 2.22% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Al-Ain in 2018 was 585,000, a 5.6% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Al-Ain in 2017 was 554,000, a 5.73% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in UAE
City Name Population
Dubai 2,878,000
Sharjah 1,685,000
Abu Dhabi 1,483,000
Al-Ain 611,000
Ajman 392,000
Al-Ain - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 611,000 2.17%
2019 598,000 2.22%
2018 585,000 5.60%
2017 554,000 5.73%
2016 524,000 5.65%
2015 496,000 5.53%
2014 470,000 5.62%
2013 445,000 5.70%
2012 421,000 5.78%
2011 398,000 5.57%
2010 377,000 5.90%
2009 356,000 5.95%
2008 336,000 5.99%
2007 317,000 5.67%
2006 300,000 4.53%
2005 287,000 2.50%
2004 280,000 2.56%
2003 273,000 2.63%
2002 266,000 2.31%
2001 260,000 2.77%
2000 253,000 2.43%
1999 247,000 2.49%
1998 241,000 2.55%
1997 235,000 2.62%
1996 229,000 4.09%
1995 220,000 5.26%
1994 209,000 5.56%
1993 198,000 5.32%
1992 188,000 5.62%
1991 178,000 5.33%
1990 169,000 5.62%
1989 160,000 5.26%
1988 152,000 5.56%
1987 144,000 5.11%
1986 137,000 5.38%
1985 130,000 5.69%
1984 123,000 5.13%
1983 117,000 5.41%
1982 111,000 5.71%
1981 105,000 9.38%
1980 96,000 15.66%
1979 83,000 15.28%
1978 72,000 14.29%
1977 63,000 16.67%
1976 54,000 17.39%
1975 46,000 24.32%
1974 37,000 23.33%
1973 30,000 25.00%
1972 24,000 20.00%
1971 20,000 25.00%
1970 16,000 23.08%
1969 13,000 18.18%
1968 11,000 22.22%
1967 9,000 12.50%
1966 8,000 14.29%
1965 7,000 0.00%
1964 7,000 16.67%
1963 6,000 20.00%
1962 5,000 0.00%
1961 5,000 25.00%
1960 4,000 0.00%
1959 4,000 0.00%
1958 4,000 33.33%
1957 3,000 0.00%
1956 3,000 0.00%
1955 3,000 50.00%
1954 2,000 0.00%
1953 2,000 0.00%
1952 2,000 0.00%
1951 2,000 0.00%
1950 2,000 0.00%