No conversation about the UAE is ever complete without talking about the incredible changes that the country has gone through over the last few decades. In recent years, the rate of this transformation has only sped up. We now see an even greater emphasis on technology, global trade and tourism in the nation’s administrative policies and international relationships. UAE is emerging as a global power with an increasing say and influence in world affairs.
Perched on the shores of the Persian Gulf and flowing in from the magnificent dunes of the Arabian Desert is the City of Lights. Dubai is a treat for the senses for any tourist or experience seeker.
In the list of international luxury holiday destinations, Dubai holds a special place. And why not! The city hosts the world’s tallest building, the largest indoor theme park, the biggest shopping mall and one of the most magnificent man-made islands in the world. But that’s not all. At the core of this sprawling garden of tall towers is a city rich in culture and history.
In this spirit of travel, we set out to explore the tourism scene in Dubai and chanced upon some fascinating facts.
The last two decades have completely reshaped the digital landscape of UAE. By creating a conducive environment for digital technologies through infrastructure and policies, UAE has now grown into the most digital-friendly country in the Middle East. By promoting innovators, the country has also been playing a prominent role in the growth of new digital technologies.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ranks 41st in the list of most populous countries of the world. After the discovery of oil, the country’s population has grown over ten times, from below 3 million in 1938 to over 33 million in 2018 – more than 10 million of them are expatriates. This blog offers the latest stats on the population of Saudi Arabia and has been verified with information from some of the most reputed sources.
Driven by the newly elevated crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia is undergoing unprecedented social changes. The whole of Saudi society is moving towards a more progressive mindset. This modernism is being reflected in how they engage with each other and the rest of the world over social media and the internet.
The Emirati population has taken to social media like fish to water. Emiratis, on average, spend 2.56 hours on social media daily. Much like in the rest of the world, social media has become one of the most essential parts of daily internet usage in the UAE. It has given a voice to the ignored and served as a melting pot of ideas of all kinds.
Ecommerce has been one of the fastest growing businesses in the Middle East, and UAE has some of the most exciting online shopping figures in the region. Propelled by the country’s near complete internet penetration and its reputation as a world-class shopping destination, ecommerce has witnessed incredible growth in the UAE over the past 5 years. So much so that terms like “megatrend” have increasingly come to be used when talking about ecommerce in the country. In the following sections we explore this growth in detail and try to understand the varied characteristics of the ecommerce space in the UAE.
As the most technically sophisticated city in one of the fastest developing countries in the world, Dubai’s embrace of internet technologies and social media has been extraordinary. Out of the UAE’s population of about 9.54 million, around 9 million are active Facebook users. Out of total number of Facebook users in the UAE, nearly half are based in Dubai. Below we take a detailed and comprehensive visual look at a few Facebook related stats for the emirate.
Based on our research on the 2018 population statistics of the UAE, Facebook continues to be the most popular social media channel in the Emirates. Facebook is a powerful medium to get your message across as 97% of the UAE population (9 million out of 9.54 million) use it on a regular basis. The country is Facebook’s biggest user base in the Gulf region.