Indian Expat Population In The UAE Crosses 3.5 M; The Nation Continues To Be A Popular Choice

by Anupriya Mishra
Indian Expat Population In The UAE Crosses 3.5 M; The Nation Continues To Be A Popular Choice

Dubai is a melting pot of cultures with people from around the world, coming here to earn their living. With there being so many opportunities for the people, the nation continues to be a top choice for Indian workers. Yes, it was recently revealed that currently the number of Indians in the UAE has crossed 3.5 million and continues to grow. Here’s more on this.

Indians In The UAE Rises To 3.5 M

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The Indian expat population in the UAE has risen to a whopping 3.554 million. This was revealed in a recent session of Lok Sabha by the Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan. As it happens, a report by the National News revealed that these numbers have only risen since 2022 when the population stood at 3.419 million. So, these figures show that the UAE continues to remain the most popular destination for workers from the country who are seeking work overseas. However, the UAE is not the only country that sees a large influx of Indian talent. Yes, Gulf countries continue to be an attractive destination for Indian talent!

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There Are Many Indians In the Gulf Region

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As there are a total of 7.93 million Indians residing in the Gulf region, including countries like Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Qatar, as the region is a top choice for Indian workers. So, the Indian government has also established Overseas Indian Help Centres in the cities of Riyadh, Jeddah, Dubai, and Kuala Lumpur to help citizens abroad. This comes after India and the UAE continued to deepen their strategic partnership by bolstering trade. Moreover, during a recent visit of the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to the UAE, it was also revealed that India’s prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (AKA IIT) will also begin its courses in Abu Dhabi next year. Not to mention, Abu Dhabi is also opening the region’s first traditional Hindu Temple in February of 2024.

So, with so many benefits for the people, it’s hardly surprising that experts would want to live in the nation.

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