Emirati 19%, other Arab and Iranian 23%, South Asian 50%, other expatriates (includes Westerners and East Asians) 8% note: less than 20% are UAE citizens
Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu
Muslim 96% (Shi'a 16%), other (includes Christian, Hindu) 4%
Confederate of Absolute Monarchies
Aluminum smelting, cement, fish processing, fish meal, natural gas liquefaction, oil production, and steel milling.
Major Trading Partners:
Its main trading partners are Japan, France, the Netherlands, the USA, Spain, the UK, Italy and the Netherlands Antilles.