UAE Urban Population 1960-2022

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • UAE urban population for 2020 was 8,609,395, a 1.53% increase from 2019.
  • UAE urban population for 2019 was 8,479,742, a 1.76% increase from 2018.
  • UAE urban population for 2018 was 8,332,904, a 1.84% increase from 2017.
  • UAE urban population for 2017 was 8,182,525, a 1.68% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 272,364,755
Japan 115,494,817
Germany 64,472,284
United Kingdom 56,395,647
France 54,570,334
Italy 42,306,582
South Korea 42,156,641
Argentina 41,796,990
Spain 38,264,801
Canada 30,997,832
Saudi Arabia 29,343,564
Poland 22,786,800
Australia 22,152,761
Chile 16,770,077
Netherlands 16,087,009
Belgium 11,334,006
Sweden 9,108,648
UAE 8,609,395
Greece 8,541,900
Israel 8,533,651
Czech Republic 7,923,709
Hong Kong 7,481,800
Hungary 7,014,174
Portugal 6,833,619
Switzerland 6,383,962
Singapore 5,685,807
Austria 5,238,680
Denmark 5,138,400
Finland 4,729,705
Norway 4,463,566
New Zealand 4,408,037
Oman 4,405,789
Kuwait 4,270,563
Uruguay 3,317,930
Ireland 3,179,292
Puerto Rico 2,989,009
Panama 2,951,905
Slovak Republic 2,934,665
Qatar 2,859,020
Croatia 2,329,285
Lithuania 1,901,682
Bahrain 1,523,019
Latvia 1,299,043
Slovenia 1,157,547
Estonia 921,477
Cyprus 806,771
Trinidad and Tobago 744,725
Macao 649,342
Luxembourg 578,234
Malta 497,676
Iceland 344,066
Brunei 342,330
Bahamas 327,359
New Caledonia 194,500
French Polynesia 174,090
Guam 160,239
Curacao 138,059
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,974
Barbados 89,634
Andorra 67,928
Cayman Islands 65,720
Bermuda 63,903
Seychelles 56,661
Channel Islands 53,832
Northern Mariana Islands 52,836
Greenland 49,198
Aruba 46,654
Isle of Man 44,980
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 40,812
Monaco 39,244
Turks and Caicos Islands 36,242
Gibraltar 33,691
San Marino 33,089
Antigua and Barbuda 23,927
Faroe Islands 20,718
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,406
British Virgin Islands 14,669
Palau 14,652
Liechtenstein 5,498
UAE Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 8,609,395 87.05 1.52%
2019 8,479,742 86.79 1.75%
2018 8,332,904 86.52 1.82%
2017 8,182,525 86.25 1.67%
2016 8,047,162 85.97 1.39%
2015 7,935,894 85.67 0.88%
2014 7,866,608 85.38 0.54%
2013 7,824,292 85.07 0.99%
2012 7,747,413 84.75 2.54%
2011 7,553,138 84.42 4.94%
2010 7,189,437 84.09 8.10%
2009 6,630,162 83.74 11.47%
2008 5,911,710 83.39 14.35%
2007 5,121,561 83.02 15.63%
2006 4,380,486 82.65 14.89%
2005 3,774,363 82.26 12.50%
2004 3,330,985 81.87 9.66%
2003 3,024,184 81.47 6.99%
2002 2,820,134 81.07 5.70%
2001 2,663,810 80.66 5.76%
2000 2,514,650 80.24 6.04%
1999 2,367,188 79.81 5.83%
1998 2,233,073 79.38 5.73%
1997 2,108,719 78.94 5.64%
1996 1,993,032 78.49 5.23%
1995 1,891,481 78.32 4.94%
1994 1,800,329 78.47 5.24%
1993 1,708,388 78.61 5.51%
1992 1,616,858 78.76 5.62%
1991 1,528,535 78.91 5.59%
1990 1,445,398 79.05 5.60%
1989 1,366,666 79.20 5.70%
1988 1,290,899 79.34 5.74%
1987 1,218,877 79.48 5.67%
1986 1,151,670 79.62 5.48%
1985 1,090,254 79.80 5.15%
1984 1,035,512 80.03 4.92%
1983 985,800 80.25 5.05%
1982 937,281 80.47 5.77%
1981 884,771 80.68 7.26%
1980 822,844 80.71 9.25%
1979 750,154 80.51 11.15%
1978 670,980 80.31 13.02%
1977 589,057 80.11 14.47%
1976 509,722 79.90 15.27%
1975 437,539 79.80 15.95%
1974 373,031 79.80 16.94%
1973 314,911 79.80 17.59%
1972 264,112 79.80 17.63%
1971 221,415 79.80 16.82%
1970 187,141 79.80 14.38%
1969 162,076 79.80 10.63%
1968 145,731 79.80 7.96%
1967 134,578 79.27 6.91%
1966 125,596 78.51 7.54%
1965 116,472 77.72 9.25%
1964 106,186 76.92 10.91%
1963 95,215 76.09 12.10%
1962 84,362 75.25 11.79%
1961 74,979 74.38 9.88%
1960 67,926 73.50 %