Chinese people in the United Arab Emirates
This article needs to be updated.(March 2013)
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 180,000 Chinese people in the United Arab Emirates in 2008, 150,000 of which are in Dubai. Many Chinese expatriates hail from the Wenzhou region; they are mostly businessmen and merchants who run hundreds of commodity shops through the Emirates. Chinese culture in the Emirates has a sizeable presence; there are many Chinese restaurants in Dubai.