Thus, the population which was only 300,000 inhabitants at the middle of the Sixties, went to nearly 5 million in 2004... 16 times more!
In 40 years, original Emiratis, authentic Arabs, were completely diluted in their own country by immigration!
They account now for no more than 15% of the total population!!!
Like the image of the passengers of this Abra, the entire country became a mosaic of ethnic groups: Indians, Pakistani, Iranians, Yéménites, Omanais, Chinese, Filipinos etc...
Only the man in white, seated in the centre, is Emirati
(and that's not certain!).