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UAE, Abu Dhabi: Arrivals and departures by mode of transport (1976-2010)

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YEAR Arrivals Departures
by Air by Land by Sea Total by Air by Land by Sea Total
1976 252,849 14,703 1,679 269,231 196,248 14,638 1,402 212,288
1977 257,154 30,139 796 288,089 251,900 31,434 739 284,073
1978 370,436 64,059 658 435,153 311,390 69,822 429 381,641
1979 398,193 85,348 1,316 484,857 390,013 98,900 1,048 489,961
1980 552,631 111,865 1,220 665,716 486,456 122,452 777 609,685
1981 743,663 133,819 2,067 879,549 844,939 139,963 1,694 986,596
1982 662,587 138,466 1,205 802,258 640,591 148,387 932 789,910
1983 463,583 144,692 1,847 610,122 472,451 160,759 1,580 634,790
1984 434,535 169,144 1,422 605,101 421,011 173,398 1,563 595,972
1985 393,887 140,515 2,287 536,689 394,530 132,237 2,092 528,859
1986 386,822 192,622 1,584 581,028 381,357 198,179 1,389 580,925
1987 438,312 229,518 47,481 715,311 430,419 238,505 46,761 715,685
1988 571,311 240,721 46,860 858,892 577,045 250,805 45,901 873,751
1989 550,974 256,974 49,193 857,141 566,506 266,365 48,896 881,767
1990 815,389 285,444 50,315 1,151,148 846,869 280,581 48,165 1,175,615
1991 928,648 320,393 53,948 1,302,989 913,924 344,994 52,536 1,311,454
1992 412,037 585,826 69,643 1,067,506 448,857 603,239 64,264 1,116,360
1993 473,582 482,420 140,069 1,096,071 451,800 514,719 72,123 1,038,642
1994 614,895 583,206 59,695 1,257,796 590,646 588,955 55,550 1,235,151
1995 1,374,880 331,239 3,797 1,709,916 1,370,838 300,999 3,570 1,675,407
1996 499,175 511,677 4,848 1,015,700 492,219 536,054 5,175 1,033,448
1997 393,149 648,085 5,389 1,046,623 374,165 643,305 4,929 1,022,399
1998 387,117 792,647 4,474 1,184,238 387,076 816,538 4,614 1,208,228
1999 413,948 1,039,328 27,004 1,480,280 322,198 1,061,880 26,242 1,410,320
2000 1,486,004 894,276 48,243 2,428,523 1,510,794 925,861 50,608 2,487,263
2001 1,443,635 1,129,569 44,132 2,617,336 1,487,336 1,234,606 44,249 2,766,191
2002 733,033 959,696 3,677 1,696,406 670,848 949,032 3,226 1,623,106
2003 889,502 1,075,794 47,366 2,012,662 804,599 1,066,843 44,537 1,915,979
2004 1,194,264 1,144,036 42,847 2,381,147 1,116,185 1,135,185 55,335 2,306,705
2005 1,356,562 1,355,186 40,686 2,752,434 1,303,580 1,372,825 40,837 2,717,242
2006 1,420,920 1,417,352 5,513 2,843,785 1,336,720 1,426,947 8,142 2,771,809
2007 1,951,203 2,099,568 11,471 4,062,242 1,829,995 2,083,122 19,956 3,933,073
2008 2,249,163 2,135,340 18,870 4,403,373 1,982,919 2,114,874 26,322 4,124,115
2009 2,419,605 2,334,638 16,478 4,770,721 2,338,482 2,290,051 15,442 4,643,975
2010 2,714,818 2,574,827 29,198 5,318,843 2,651,254 2,588,913 27,467 5,267,634

Source: Ministry of Interior

1. Characteristics of data, definitions

2. Institution which provides data

Statistics centre of Abu Dhabi (SCAD), Abu Dhabi

3. Data availability

The SCAD provides thematic volumes with time series for various indicators related to development (population, demography, labour, etc.) since 1960. The present series has been published in December 2012.
Data is available under various formats (PDF, Excel, html).
http://www.scad.ae/en/statistics/Pages/Statistics.aspx?ThemeID=7&TopicID=48&SubTopicID=163&PublicationID=315

Date of access: January 2015.

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