GCC: Estimates of the figures of foreign nationals (selected nationalities), by country of residence in the GCC (2012-2016)
|Country of residence and year of reference|
|Total non nationals||683,818||2,299,691||1,986,226||1,986,174||?*||7,800,000|
Sources: see below
Sources and Definitions
*official figure for the non-nationals mid-2013: 9,723,214. UN/DESA: 9,060,433
Figures of migrants in the GCC may be overestimated due to its comprising a large share of Gulf-born (second- and third- generation) non-nationals.
Palestinians are holders of travel documents.
Sources: unless stated otherwise, receiving countries’ estimates in relevant tables in the POP section of the GLMM database.
1. UN/ DESA 2013 revision total migrants’ stocks by origin and destination countries
2. Snoj, Jure. “Population of Qatar by nationality”, BQ Magazine, Doha, December 2014.
and Snoj, Jure. “UAE’s population- by nationality”, BQ Magazine, Doha, April 12, 2015.
3. Latest figures available as of October 2015, in: De Bel-Air, F. “A Note on Syrian Refugees in the Gulf: Attempting to Assess Data and Policies,” GLMM Explanatory Note, GLMM – EN – No. 11/2015 http://gulfmigration.eu/media/pubs/exno/GLMM_EN_2015_11.pdf
Table as of May 15, 2017.