Category Archives: United Arab Emirates

Future Hubs of Africa and Asia

On UN projections between 2015 and 2050, the world population will grow by nearly 2.38 billion people, from 7.35 billion to 9.73 billion. Although this 32% growth is a big increase, it marks a slowdown from the 66% growth rate … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Airlines, Asia, Aviation, Cities, Demographic Dividend, Demography, DR Congo, Economy, Emerging Markets, Ethiopia, India, Infrastructure, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Society, South Africa, Sub-Saharan, Trade, United Arab Emirates, Urbanization | Leave a comment

MENA Economies: Trouble Ahead

The economies of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are ill prepared for the coming population boom. War, terrorism, repression and poverty are all common features in much of today’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA). How are the region’s demographics changing in … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Demography, Dependency Ratio, Economy, Emerging Markets, Iran, Iraq, Levant, MENA, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates

GCC population to soar by 30% by 2020

GCC countries are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. SHEHAB AL MAKAHLEH writes in GULF NEWS (via Zawya.com): Abu Dhabi: The GCC population will soar by 30 per cent to 53.5 million people who will … Continue reading

Posted in Bahrain, Demography, Emerging Markets, GCC, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates