UAE 2022: Pakistani Population
With 8-10 million Pakistanis residing or settling in Pakistan, Pakistan is the 6th largest diaspora. According to the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and HRD Report 2017, 8.8 million Pakistanis live abroad or in Pakistan.
The largest Pakistani Overseas Population is located in the Middle East, at 4.7 Million. UAE has the second-largest population of Pakistanis outside the country after Saudi Arabia. According to estimates, the Pakistani population in UAE will be 1,280,000 (1.28million) in 2022.
Source: Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and HRD Report 2017
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Pakistanis in the United Arab Emirates
Expats make up more than 80% of UAE’s population. The expat population will reach 8.92 million in 2021. More than 10 million people live in the UAE. Pakistanis account for 12.69% of UAE’s population. They are also the second largest group of expatriates in UAE. As of 2022, the UAE’s population of Pakistanis is 1,280,000 (12.80 million).
UAE is made up of seven separate emirates. Dubai has the highest population, followed by Sharjah Abu Dubai, Ajman and Ras-Al-Khaimah. Fujairah also has a good number of Pakistanis.