Fujairah on the Rise
The recent population projections released by the UAE’s Ministry of Economy reveal that Fujairah is to experience a significant 6.2% population increase in this next year (mid-2009) which is comparable to the overall growth of the UAE population (6.3%).
Over 300,000 people are expected to be added to the UAE population this year to record the highest growth of 6.3 per cent in five years. These figures seem to counter the stories of droves of expats leaving the country (here is the most recent) and deserting their half-paid vehicles in the long term airport car parks.
From 4.75 million in mid 2008, the UAE's population is projected to increase to 5.06 million in mid 2009, giving it one of the highest population growths in the world.
Emirate by Emirate
Dubai- Expected growth of 7.8%.
Sharjah-Expected growth of 7.5%
Fujairah- Expected growth of 6.2%.
Umm Al Quwain- Expected growth of 5.6%.
Ajman-Expected growth of 5.4%
Ras Al Khaimah-Expected growth of 4.3%
Abu Dhabi- Expected growth of 4.2%.
For more detail see:
UAE Population to Grow 6% in 2009, Emirates Business 24/7 or UAE Interact, 19 May 2009.
Dr Geoff Pound
Image: The Fujairah and UAE population on the rise.