UAE nationals live longer than other Gulf citizens

ABU DHABI — ‘May God prolong your life’ is often expressed as a good wish between people in the Gulf region. This wish applies truly to UAE nationals, whose life-span ranges between 74 for men and 76 for women, as mentioned by the council’s executive bureau for ministers of health in the AGCC.

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Published: Mon 27 Sep 2004, 9:28 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:47 PM

Qatar ranks second, whose citizens live approximately up to 74 years, followed by Bahrain, Oman and Saudi Arabia.

Last on the list comes Yemen with a life-span of just 62 years. People suffering from old age in the UAE don’t exceed 1 per cent, whereas in KSA, it is 3.1 per cent. The death rate here is also the lowest.

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