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U.A.E.
INTRODUCTION
1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Defense
4. Economy
a. Figures
5. Health
6. Education
a. Universities
7. Demographics
8. Religions
a. Freedom
9. Peoples
10. Languages
11. History
12. Cities and Towns
13. Emirates



























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Index / Peoples
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Peoples



Ethnic groups
Figures in 1000.
Arabs
2,250 48.0%
Emiratis
1,050 22.0%
Arab
600 12.5%
Bedouins
450 9.5%
Egyptians
260 5.5%
Omanis
200 4.1%
Saudis
190 4.0%
Other
550 12.0%
Iranians
540 11.5%
Balochis
310 6.5%
Persians
230 5.0%
Indians
500 10.5%
Pakistanis
330 7.0%
Philippines
160 3.4%
Europeans
110 2.4%
Armenians
3 0.1%
Other
800 17.0%

Only 1/5 of the total population are natives to the region. The society is dominated by Asians, other Arabs and some Westerners.
The immigrants are really dominating the image of public life in the emirates; of neighbouring peoples, groups considered Omani and Iranian represent 3 and 8% respectively. There are few intermarriages between the different groups, and immigrants do not enjoy all the same rights as the indigenous population, even if they stay here all their life.
39% of the total population live in Abu Dhabi, 29% in Dubai, 17% in Sharjah, 6% in Ras al-Khaimah, 5% in Ajman, 3% in Fujairah and 1,5% in Umm al-Qaiwain.




By Tore Kjeilen