Share of Population Using Internet rose to 94.8% in United Arab Emirates in 2017

Share of Population Using Internet (%)
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Share of population using internet reached 94.8 % in 2017 in United Arab Emirates, according to World Bank. This is 4.66 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, share of population using internet in United Arab Emirates reached an all time high of 94.8 % in 2017 and an all time low of 23.6 % in 2000. When compared to United Arab Emirates's main peers, share of population using internet in Bahrain amounted to 95.9 % and 80.1 % in Saudi Arabia in 2017.

United Arab Emirates has been ranked 8th within the group of 72 countries we follow in terms of share of population using internet, 20 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

The percentage of individuals using the internet in the developed world had reached 70% by the end of 2011, according to ITU.

Share of Population Using Internet Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Bahrain % 77.0% 88.0% 90.0% 90.5% 93.5%
Iran % 19.0% 22.7% 30.0% 39.4% 45.3%
Iraq % 5.00% 7.10% 9.20% 13.2% 17.2%
Jordan % 34.9% 37.0% 41.4% 46.2% 60.1% ...
Kuwait % 65.8% 70.5% 75.5% 78.7% 77.5%
Oman % 48.0% 60.0% 66.5% 70.2% 73.5% ...
Qatar % 69.0% 69.3% 85.3% 91.5% 92.9% ...
Saudi Arabia % 47.5% 54.0% 60.5% 64.7% 69.6%
United Arab Emirates % 78.0% 85.0% 88.0% 90.4% 90.5%
Yemen % 14.9% 17.4% 20.0% 22.6% 24.1% ...