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Internet usage, broadband and telecommunications reports

Internet Usage Statistics:
8,807,226 Internet users as of Dec 31, 2014;
93.2% of the population, according to IWS.

Internet Usage Statistics:
8,807,226 Internet users as of Dec/14, 93.2% of the population, according to IWS.

Facebook Users Estimate:
3,442,940 subscribers for Dec 31, 2012, according to Facebook.

Latest Population Estimate:
9,445,624 population for 2015, according to IWS.

Gross Domestic Product:
GDP per capita is US$ 40,760 for 2011 according to I.M.F.

UAE Country Area (Size):
77,700 sq km and the population density is 106 persons per sq km.

Internet Growth and Population Statistics:




% Pop.

Usage Source




19.6 %





29.6 %





34.7 %





74.1 %





75.9 %





70.9 %





93.2 %


UAE Search Engines and Directories:

Search Engine Colossus
United Arab Emirates Search Engines and Directories.

United Arab Emirates
UAE profile by the BBC

UAE MOF Web Page
United Arab Emirates Ministry of Finance

Yellow Pages
UAE Directory and Yellow Pages.

Index UAE
Search Engine and web Directory

United Arab Emirates Market Profile

Doing Business in the UAE
UAE Business Conditions Summary

United Arab Emirates CIA Factbook
UAE Map, Demography and Basic data.

UAE World Bank Page

Arabian Business News - Dubai Business News

United Arab Emirates Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Market Report
The UAE has a well-developed and technologically advanced telecommunications infrastructure and has high mobile telephone and Internet penetration. Majority government-owned Emirates Telecommunication Corporation Ltd (Etisalat) operates, maintains and develops the national and international fixed-line network, mobile telephony, Internet access and cable TV services but its monopoly has been cancelled. The company has been increasing its presence in numerous countries. Broadband Internet connections are available by Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and cable, with DSL line numbers growing quickly.

UAE Broadband, Internet and Digital Media Market Overview Internet and Statistics
Incumbent Etisalat and alternative operator are vying to offer faster broadband packages over a mixture of ADSL, mobile broadband and FttH in a market that already has one of the highest broadband penetration rates in the Middle East. UAE governments at both federal and emirate level have been very interventionist, particularly Dubai, with programs to encourage computer and Internet use. Government policy has also included encouragement for media, IT and Internet related businesses and Dubai has become a regional centre for the industry. Satellite delivered television is a particularly healthy industry in the Middle East region and much of it is now also headquartered in Dubai.

United Arab Emirates Population
October, 2009

The population of the UAE currently stands at around six million with Emiratis making up 16.5 percent, according to the results of two major studies. This figure, up nearly two million over the 2005 census results, were reported by the UAE Daily Gulf News on October 7th, 2009. The studies were compiled by the Department of Naturalisation and Residency, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Labour.

The expatriate population in the UAE is rapidly increasing, with the largest group made up of Indians, with 1.75 million currently residing in the country. The second largest group is from Pakistan with about 1.25 million. About 500,000 Bangladeshis also live in the UAE, according to the studies.

The research showed that members of other Asian communities, including China, the Philippines, Thailand, Korea, Afghanistan and Iran make up approximately one million of the total population. Western expatriates, from Europe, Australia, Northern Africa, Africa and Latin America make up 500,000 of the UAE population.

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