Country: United Arab Emirates

Number of People Groups

43

People Groups Unreached

33

Total Population

9,060,000

Unreached Population

7,064,000

% Christian Adherent

8.0%

% Evangelical

1.4 %

Largest Religion

Islam (74.6%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Americans, U.S. 109,000 English Christianity 77.0 % 28.0 %
 Arab, Egyptian 564,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 12.0 % 3.9 %
 Arab, Gulf 1,035,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 1.2 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Iraqi 44,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.8 % 0.2 %
 Arab, Jordanian 313,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 2.0 % 0.3 %
 Arab, Lebanese 156,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Omani 374,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Palestinian 300,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 1.5 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Saudi - Hijazi 229,000 Arabic, Hijazi Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Sudanese 91,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.0 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Syrian 125,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.0 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Yemeni 64,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Armenian 9,100 Armenian Christianity 94.0 % 8.7 %
 Baloch, Southern 648,000 Balochi, Southern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bedouin, Gulf 855,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bengal 272,000 Bengali Islam 1.0 % 0.3 %
 British 107,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Islam 8.0 % 0.0 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 336,000 Tagalog Christianity 90.0 % 12.0 %
 French 26,000 French Christianity 63.0 % 1.0 %
 Gypsy, Zott 64,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Hazara 92,000 Hazaragi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Japanese 18,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.5 % 0.5 %
 Malay 27,000 Malay Islam 4.0 % 2.0 %
 Malayali 643,000 Malayalam Hinduism 15.0 % 2.0 %
 Nepali, general 156,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.4 % 0.2 %
 Pashtun, Central, Afghan 466,000 Pashto, Central Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pashtun, Northern 91,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Pashtun, Southern 79,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Persian 455,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Punjabi 273,000 Panjabi, Eastern Islam 2.0 % 0.2 %
 Serbo-Croatian 300 Serbian Christianity 80.0 % 0.6 %
 Shihuh 19,000 Arabic, Shihhi Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sindhi 136,000 Sindhi Islam 4.0 % 0.1 %
 Sinhalese 162,000 Sinhala Buddhism 6.0 % 1.0 %
 Socotran 36,000 Soqotri Islam 0.4 % 0.2 %
 Somali, Issa 162,000 Somali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 South Asian, general 91,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.0 % 0.2 %
 Swahili 14,000 Swahili Islam 0.2 % 0.1 %
 Telugu 346,000 Telugu Hinduism 5.0 % 1.0 %
 Thai, Central 13,000 Thai Buddhism 1.0 % 0.5 %
 Turk 9,300 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Urdu 14,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  43 9,021,000 33     8.0 % 1.4 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
2.8 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.4 %)
8.0 %
Ethnic Religions
0.3 %
Hinduism
12.3 %
Islam
74.6 %
Non-Religious
1.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.8 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
5.5 %
Independent
9.8 %
Orthodox
11.6 %
Other Christian
4.8 %
Protestant
13.3 %
Roman Catholic
55.0 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in United Arab Emirates. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in United Arab Emirates
  • Christian ministry in United Arab Emirates
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches


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