United Arab Emirates AE


GMO Gospel Visits 2014


Indicated decisions 2014

9.6 million



61,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for United Arab Emirates
  • Cluster

  • Social Control

  • Cultural Distinctions

  • Top 25 Stats

    Internet Access- 93.24% (7th); Gospel Visits to Population- 24.46% (12th); Gospel Visits to non-Evangelicals- 24.62% (14th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

  • Human Development Index

  • Internet Access

    93.24% (7th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Arab (56%); South Asian (23.2%, including Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan); Other groups (20.8%, including Filipino, Iranian, European, East Asian).
  • Common Languages

  • Economy

    Unbelievable transformation in one generation; Oil wealth drives massive development.
    Over-spending, especially in Dubai, has created massive debt; Has many migrant laborers.
    Was a poor, rural region and is now a playground for the ultra-rich.
    It is now trying to branch out into finance and business.
    Many very wealthy people, but workers tend to be lowly paid and poorly treated.
    Injustice, human rights violations, and human trafficking are significant problems.
  • History / Politics

    Independence in 1971 from Great Britain; Confederation of monarchs rules the nation.
    First steps toward a very limited democracy are underway.
  • Spirituality

    All faiths enjoy religious freedom which is an opportunity for the Gospel.
    However, expatriates who evangelize or pass out literature too openly can be arrested.
    Many opportunities exist to spread the Gospel to the workers who come from many nations.
  • Prayers

    Pray that the church will take advantage of the relative religious freedom here.
    Pray that workers can be both evangelists and evangelized with the Gospel.


All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.