Pray for: United Arab Emirates

Flag for United Arab Emirates

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Asia
Capital: Abu Dhabi
Population: 9,591,853
% Urban: 87.3 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 14.7 %
Official Language: Arabic
Languages: 36
Literacy Rate: 90 %
Life Expectancy: 78.7 yrs (56/236)
HDI Ranking: 26 / 189
% Christian: 8.6 %
% Evangelical: 1.3 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 67.7 %
People Groups: 36
Least Reached People Groups: 31
% Unevangelized: 45 %

United Arab Emirates

Title: United Arab Emirates

Tier: 1

Type: country

Oil wealth transformed much of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from a poor, rural region to a haven and playground for the world’s ultra-rich. Now it branches out to business and finance, as well as tourism. While those at the top live with incredible wealth, millions of migrant labourers often work in terrible conditions for low pay. Injustice, human rights violations, and human trafficking are significant challenges. Pray for God’s compassion for the poor and downtrodden to be powerfully conveyed to all migrant labourers who endure oppressive conditions in the UAE.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.