Country: United Arab Emirates

Number of People Groups

36

People Groups Unreached

31 (86.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

9,525,000

Population in Unreached

7,915,000 (83.1%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

6.35%

% Evangelical

1.19%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

5.5%
Map Notes

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed
 Arab, Egyptian 978,000 78,032,000 Arabic, Egyptian Islam 12.00 % 3.90 % -
 Arab, Emirati 1,108,000 7,242,000 Arabic, Gulf Islam 0.40 % 0.30 % 22
 Arab, Iraqi 49,000 21,994,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Islam 0.80 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Jordanian 25,000 4,952,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Arab, Lebanese 27,000 6,275,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Arab, Libyan 44,000 2,798,000 Arabic, Libyan Islam ☀︎ 0.10 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Omani 294,000 2,866,000 Arabic, Omani Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Arab, Palestinian 98,000 11,593,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 4.00 % 0.50 % 2
 Arab, Saudi - Hijazi 374,000 11,931,000 Arabic, Hijazi Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
 Arab, Sudanese 72,000 18,599,000 Arabic, Sudanese Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Syrian 48,000 20,176,000 Arabic, Levantine Islam 5.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Arab, Yemeni 55,000 8,985,000 Arabic, Ta'izzi-Adeni Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Armenian 2,900 5,702,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Baloch, Southern 383,000 1,559,000 Balochi, Southern Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
 Bedouin, Gulf 187,000 187,000 Arabic, Gulf Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Chinese, general 32,000 15,947,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Deaf 19,000 50,266,000 Language unknown Islam 8.55 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 294,000 41,069,000 Tagalog Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 % -
 Hazara 97,000 4,554,000 Hazaragi Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Japanese 3,900 119,242,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Malay 29,000 18,568,000 Malay Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
 Malayali 316,000 1,644,000 Malayalam Hinduism 15.00 % 2.00 % -
 Nepali, general 96,000 876,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.40 % 0.20 % 2
 Pashtun, Northern 383,000 40,994,000 Pashto, Northern Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
 Pashtun, Southern 141,000 5,154,000 Pashto, Southern Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
  Totals:  36 9,525,000         31 6.35 % 1.19 % 166 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 67,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 9,592,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Abu Dhabi 1,774,000
Ajman 321,000
Dubai 4,895,000
Fujairah 186,000
Ras Al-Khaimah 510,000
Sharjah 1,713,000
Umm al-Qaywayn 88,000
Provinces:  7 9,487,000
UN Country Population 9,592,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Egyptian arz 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Gulf afb 3 3 Bible Portions
Arabic, Hijazi acw 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Levantine apc 4 4 Bible Portions
Arabic, Libyan ayl 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Mesopotamian acm 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Omani acx 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Shihhi ssh 1 1 Translation Started
Arabic, Sudanese apd 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Ta'izzi-Adeni acq 1 1 Bible Portions
Armenian, Western hyw 1 0 Complete Bible
Balochi, Southern bcc 1 1 New Testament
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete Bible
Hazaragi haz 1 1 Bible Portions
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Malay zlm 1 1 Complete Bible
Malayalam mal 1 0 Complete Bible
Nepali npi 1 1 Complete Bible
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete Bible
Pashto, Southern pbt 1 1 Bible Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Rohingya rhg 1 1 Bible Portions
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Soqotri sqt 1 1 Bible Portions
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Totals: 31 36 31   18 22 26 26 23
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  • Church planting agencies in United Arab Emirates
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United Arab Emirates Statistics
People Groups 36
Unreached People Groups 31  (86.1%)
Population 9,525,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.4%
Population in Unreached 7,915,000  (83.1%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 6.4%
Percent Evangelical 1.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 5.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 166
Country Progress Level 2
Urbanization 87%
Continent Asia
Region Africa, North and Middle East
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code AE
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardArabic, Gulf
Literacy Rate 90%
Estimated Illiterate Population 953,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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