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Emiratis get tetchy with expats in UAE
The Telegraph- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatlife/7534343/Emiratis-get-tetchy-with-expats-in-the-UAE.html
“Before the 1968 oil boom, nationals made up some 62 per cent of the federation’s population but now account for just 16.5 per cent of an estimated population of six million, officials say.”
The real Emiratis
“There are, plus or minus, 1.7 million people in Dubai. Most of them, the teachers and construction workers, aren’t from here. They were imported to drive Dubai’s growth. Best estimates are that only 15 percent of the population is native-born, and if things keep going the way they are, that ratio could fall even lower.”