The UAE is one of few countries where the locals are in minority in their own country. The Emiratis only account for about 11% of the population in the country. This number is growing though, and there are also a lot of policies in place here which ensures that even though the Emiratis are in a minority, they remain a majority when it comes to influence, possibilities and growth.
I recently found some fairly new, and interesting, statistics
over who lives here in the UAE. These statistics are estimates only, coming
from the UAE National Bureau of Statistics, and also provided by
different Embassies of other countries in the UAE. According to these statistics there are 4,000 Swedes in the UAE, and about 450 Kiwis.
This graphic is a good illustration of the current population: