Results from the 2005 census showed that the population was 4,104,695.
The figure is the result of two major studies carried out on visa registration and the number of people employed in the country. The studies were compiled by the Department of Naturalisation and Residency, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Labour.Additional statistics were taken from those who had registered for the Emirates Identity Authority.
The largest group of expatriates hail from India, with 1.75 million currently residing in the UAE. The second largest group hails from Pakistan, with about 1.25 million Pakistanis resident in the UAE. Roughly 500,000 Bangladeshis stay in the UAE.
Members of other Asian communities, including China, the Philippines, Thailand, Korea, Afghanistan