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Chinese people in the United Arab Emirates

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Chinese people in the United Arab Emirates
Total population
2.2% of the UAE population
Regions with significant populations
Abu Dhabi · Dubai
Wenzhounese · Cantonese · Mandarin Chinese · English
Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Islam

There are approximately 210,000 Chinese people in the United Arab Emirates as of 2022,[1] 150,000 of which are in Dubai.[2] Many Chinese expatriates hail from the Wenzhou region; they are mostly businessmen and merchants who run hundreds of commodity shops through the Emirates.[3] Chinese culture in the Emirates has a sizeable presence; there are many Chinese restaurants in Dubai.[citation needed]

Dragon Mart[edit]

The Chinese-themed Dragon Mart is a set of two adjacent shopping malls in the China Cluster of Dubai International City, a suburb of Dubai.[4][5] It is 1.2 kilometre long and is the "largest Chinese retail trading hub outside mainland China".[6] It includes the largest concentration of Chinese businesses in the UAE.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ United Arab Emirates (UAE) Population Statistics 2023 | GMI (globalmediainsight.com)
  2. ^ Chinese property investors looking to Dubai for real estate bargains Archived 2010-03-05 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Chinese investors turn to Dubai
  4. ^ "Dragon Mart". Visit Dubai. Retrieved 27 October 2022.
  5. ^ "Dragon Mart Dubai: The complete guide". My Bayut. Bayut. Retrieved 27 October 2022.
  6. ^ "Dragon Mart". Nakheel Properties. Retrieved 27 October 2022.
  7. ^ Yang, Fenggang; Giordan, Giuseppe; Cao, Nanlai, eds. (2020). Chinese Religions Going Global. Brill. p. 263. ISBN 978-9004443327.