Canadians in the United Arab Emirates

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Canadians in the United Arab Emirates
Total population
(40,000 (2014)[1]
0.42% of the UAE's population[1])
Regions with significant populations
Dubai · Abu Dhabi
Canadian English  · Canadian French  · Arabic
Related ethnic groups

Canadians in the United Arab Emirates are residents of the United Arab Emirates who originate from Canada.


As of 2014, there were over 40,000 Canadians living in the country.[1][2] This includes around 12,000 Arab Canadians.[3] The total population has experienced an increase since 2007, when the number of Canadians was around 12,000.[4]


There are some Canadian-curriculum international schools in the UAE serving expatriate students,[5][6] as well as a Canadian University of Dubai.


Canada has an embassy in Abu Dhabi and a consulate-general in Dubai.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "UAE´s population – by nationality". BQ Magazine. 12 April 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Canada may limit services for dual citizens". Gulf News. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "A Canadian model for the Gulf". The Globe and Mail. 28 August 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Dubai Mighty Camels playing our game". 11 December 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Homepage". Canadian International School Abu Dhabi. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Home". Ontario International Canadian School. Retrieved 12 July 2015.