UAE Military Size 1985-2022

Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.
  • UAE military size for 2019 was 63,000.00, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • UAE military size for 2018 was 63,000.00, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • UAE military size for 2017 was 63,000.00, a 0% increase from 2016.
  • UAE military size for 2016 was 63,000.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
United States 1,388,000.00
South Korea 613,000.00
Italy 342,000.00
France 304,000.00
Japan 261,000.00
Saudi Arabia 252,000.00
Spain 199,000.00
Poland 189,000.00
Germany 184,000.00
Israel 178,000.00
United Kingdom 149,000.00
Greece 147,000.00
Chile 122,000.00
Argentina 103,000.00
Canada 72,000.00
UAE 63,000.00
Australia 59,000.00
Singapore 59,000.00
Portugal 52,000.00
Oman 47,000.00
Netherlands 41,000.00
Hungary 40,000.00
Lithuania 37,000.00
Panama 28,000.00
Finland 27,000.00
Belgium 26,000.00
Kuwait 25,000.00
Czech Republic 25,000.00
Norway 23,000.00
Austria 22,000.00
Qatar 22,000.00
Uruguay 22,000.00
Switzerland 20,000.00
Bahrain 19,000.00
Croatia 18,000.00
Slovak Republic 16,000.00
Cyprus 16,000.00
Denmark 15,000.00
Sweden 15,000.00
Ireland 9,000.00
New Zealand 9,000.00
Brunei 8,000.00
Estonia 7,000.00
Slovenia 7,000.00
Latvia 6,000.00
Trinidad and Tobago 5,000.00
Malta 2,000.00
Bahamas 2,000.00
Luxembourg 1,000.00
Barbados 1,000.00
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00
Iceland 0.00
Seychelles 0.00
UAE Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 63,000.00 0.00%
2018 63,000.00 0.00%
2017 63,000.00 0.00%
2016 63,000.00 0.00%
2015 63,000.00 0.00%
2014 63,000.00 0.00%
2013 63,000.00 23.53%
2012 51,000.00 0.00%
2011 51,000.00 0.00%
2010 51,000.00 0.00%
2009 51,000.00 0.00%
2008 51,000.00 0.00%
2007 51,000.00 0.00%
2006 51,000.00 0.00%
2005 51,000.00 2.00%
2004 50,000.00 -0.99%
2003 50,500.00 21.69%
2002 41,500.00 -37.12%
2001 66,000.00 0.00%
2000 66,000.00 0.76%
1999 65,500.00 0.00%
1998 65,500.00 0.00%
1997 65,500.00 0.00%
1996 65,500.00 -7.75%
1995 71,000.00 18.33%
1994 60,000.00 9.09%
1993 55,000.00 0.00%
1992 55,000.00 -16.67%
1991 66,000.00 0.00%
1990 66,000.00 53.49%
1989 43,000.00 0.00%
1985 43,000.00 0.00%