Abu Dhabi · Population

Question: What is the population of Abu Dhabi? Answer: Abu Dhabi (ابو ظبى), United Arab Emirates (Administrative unit: Abu Dhabi) - last known population is ≈ 2 270 100 (year 2014). This was 24.985% of total United Arab Emirates population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2010-2014 (+5.43%/year), Abu Dhabi population in 2018 would be: 2 804 448*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1960-1968] +8.03 %/year
[1968-1975] +24.23 %/year
[1975-1985] +10.33 %/year
[1985-1995] +5.23 %/year
[1995-2005] +4.03 %/year
[2005-2010] +5.6 %/year
[2010-2014] +5.43 %/year


GPS coordinates: 24.467, 54.367

Local time in Abu Dhabi: 04:27 Saturday GMT+4.

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Sources, Notices

1960e, 1968c, 1975c, 1985c, 1995c, 2005c, 2010e, 2014e. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
Ministry of Economy, United Arab Emirates
The Tribal Society of the UAE and its Traditional Economy Heard-Bey, Frauke. PDF, p.100
• Statistics Centres: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah y2010+ est.
• Wikipedia Some historical population for larger cities
• Statesman's yearbook y1960, only bigger cities
[2] City density map, generated by population.city using data provided to us by 1km.net website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on shadedrelief.com. Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).