Country: United Arab Emirates

Number of People Groups

34

People Groups Unreached

29 (85.3%)

Total Population

9,216,000

Unreached Population

8,422,000 (91.4%)

% Professing Christian

3.3%

% Evangelical

0.61 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

90 %

10/40 Window

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Arab, Egyptian 397,000 58,499,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 12.00 % 3.90 %
 Arab, Gulf 2,092,000 4,602,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.40 % 0.30 %
 Arab, Iraqi 54,000 17,120,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.80 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Jordanian 94,000 1,410,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.30 %
 Arab, Lebanese 48,000 11,260,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Omani 323,000 2,192,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Palestinian 91,000 11,737,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 4.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Saudi - Hijazi 138,000 10,066,000 Arabic, Hijazi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Sudanese 26,000 19,063,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Syrian 38,000 15,493,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Yemeni 15,000 7,373,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Armenian 9,300 6,323,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 %
 Baloch, Southern 478,000 1,658,000 Balochi, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bedouin, Gulf 762,000 762,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chinese, general 31,000 8,449,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 8.00 % 1.30 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 82,000 35,942,000 Tagalog Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 %
 Gypsy, Zott 65,000 4,101,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Hazara 94,000 3,489,000 Hazaragi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Japanese 19,000 124,985,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %
 Malay 28,000 11,637,000 Malay Islam 4.00 % 2.00 %
 Malayali 306,000 1,249,000 Malayalam Hinduism 15.00 % 2.00 %
 Nepali, general 159,000 756,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.40 % 0.20 %
 Pashtun, Central, Afghan 20,000 20,000 Pashto, Central Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pashtun, Northern 610,000 44,091,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pashtun, Southern 81,000 7,146,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 353,000 40,090,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.40 %
 Shihuh 22,000 63,000 Arabic, Shihhi Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Socotran 15,000 142,000 Soqotri Islam 0.40 % 0.20 %
 Somali, Issa 133,000 19,451,000 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 South Asian, Bengali-Speaking 71,000 1,475,000 Bengali Islam 1.00 % 0.30 %
 South Asian, general 2,551,000 10,796,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.00 % 0.50 %
 Thai, Central 3,100 20,175,000 Thai Buddhism 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Turk 9,500 59,170,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  34 9,216,000       29   3.31 % 0.61 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 51,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 9,267,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.7 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.6 %)
3.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.3 %
Hinduism
20.8 %
Islam
74.5 %
Non-Religious
0.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
11.8 %
Orthodox
18.7 %
Other Christian
0.7 %
Protestant
11.9 %
Roman Catholic
56.5 %
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 groups who live 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 number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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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

United Arab Emirates Statistics
People Groups 34
Unreached People Groups 29  (85.3%)
Population 9,216,000
Population in Unreached 8,422,000  (91.4%)
Urbanization 85%
Continent Asia
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code AE
Official National Language Arabic, Standard
Secondary National Language Arabic, Gulf Spoken
Literacy Rate 90%
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 3.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.6%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 47 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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