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 2021 was 8,722,116, a 1.31% increase from 2020.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 275,050,303
Japan 115,459,909
Germany 64,461,773
United Kingdom 56,656,654
France 54,837,816
Argentina 42,248,949
Italy 42,141,389
South Korea 42,127,573
Spain 38,361,119
Canada 31,229,095
Saudi Arabia 29,865,702
Poland 22,696,950
Australia 22,228,936
Chile 16,871,720
Netherlands 16,231,024
Belgium 11,369,682
Sweden 9,190,703
UAE 8,722,116
Israel 8,677,993
Greece 8,535,707
Czech Republic 7,943,455
Hong Kong 7,413,100
Hungary 7,014,907
Portugal 6,885,061
Switzerland 6,435,967
Singapore 5,453,566
Austria 5,283,757
Denmark 5,167,981
Finland 4,743,470
Oman 4,546,635
Norway 4,506,374
New Zealand 4,445,853
Kuwait 4,328,553
Uruguay 3,331,910
Ireland 3,213,642
Puerto Rico 3,054,454
Panama 3,013,434
Slovak Republic 2,931,708
Qatar 2,909,366
Croatia 2,256,663
Lithuania 1,907,779
Bahrain 1,566,857
Latvia 1,288,478
Slovenia 1,167,851
Estonia 922,702
Cyprus 812,694
Trinidad and Tobago 747,507
Macao 658,391
Luxembourg 585,848
Malta 490,043
Iceland 349,749
Brunei 346,841
Bahamas 330,887
New Caledonia 196,082
French Polynesia 175,358
Guam 161,700
Curacao 135,666
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,678
Barbados 89,897
Andorra 67,962
Cayman Islands 66,498
Bermuda 63,867
Seychelles 57,509
Channel Islands 54,347
Northern Mariana Islands 53,213
Greenland 49,575
Aruba 47,022
Isle of Man 45,332
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 42,846
Monaco 39,520
Turks and Caicos Islands 36,807
Gibraltar 33,691
San Marino 33,201
Antigua and Barbuda 24,070
Faroe Islands 20,888
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,549
British Virgin Islands 14,883
Palau 14,809
Liechtenstein 5,536
UAE Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 8,722,116 87.30 1.30%
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 %