Demographics Dubai & UAE

For and indepth study of the Dubai development see Dubai see Dubai, The City As Corporation.

For a scholarly study on Dubai as a migrant city see

Elsheshtawy, Y. (2008). Transitory Sites: Mapping Dubai's 'Forgotten' Urban Spaces. International Journal Of Urban And Regional Research, 32(4), 968-988.

UN International Migrant Stock 2015  Download by Destination & Origin to see concentration of nationalities in the UAE

  Passport (Euromonitor International)  Limitations on Use
Offers UAE demographic projections only.  Link to Consumers, Population, Analysis Finder, All Analysis and Geography UAE

  Dubai Statistics Center
Official Government of Dubai statistics.  Populations and Vital Statistics theme offers reports by nationality.  Statistics on map provides total numbers by gender by area, but not by nationality of language

Food Service & Dining Behaviors

Zomato Use the Yelp like site to explore reviews about restaurants in the UAE and Dubai

  KPMG 2016 UAE Food & Beverage Report
Trends in food services from KPMG

  Passport (Euromonitor International)  Limitations on Use
Search Industries Consumer Food Service to find reports on fast food, full service, cafes & others.

  EMIS Intelligence (Emerging Markets Information Service)
Find news and reports on restaurants in UAE and Dubai

Consumer Spending

  Dubai Household Expenditure and Income Survey

  Passport (Euromonitor International)  Limitations on Use
Check out the Consumer, Income & Expenditures tab for UAE

Chinese Business in Africa

The following are just a few relevant web sites and electronic resources in our collection.  China-Africa relations are closely followed by economists and political scientists.  Searching the literature in the article databases listed below should be helpful too.

Web Sites

African Development Bank

Forum on China Africa Cooperation


UNCTADstat for current data on foreign direct investment, expand international trade and foreign direct investment.

UN Trade Statistics


China & Africa a Century of Engagement

China into Africa: Trade, Aid & Influence

The New Presence of China in Africa

Adedeji, A. (1984). The economic evolution of developing Africa. In M. Crowder (Ed.), The Cambridge History of Africa (The Cambridge History of Africa, pp. 192-250). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CHOL9780521224093.007 Navigate to volume 8 for this chapter also see other chapters on decolonization.

Industry & Country Reports

  EMIS Intelligence (Emerging Markets Information Service)
Delivers company and industry information together with relevant news, research, and analytics for developing markets.

Article Databases

  Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Scholar search tips

  EconLit with Full Text (EBSCO)
Indexes and abstracts journal articles, books, working papers, and dissertations in the field of economics based on the Journal of Economic Literature's subject classification. Provides access to the full text of selected journals including all American Economic Association journals. Coverage goes back to 1886.

  Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Provides access to a wide range of academic business journals and trade magazines. Topics include management, marketing, finance, economics, and management information systems. Full text access may be embargoed for up to three years. Coverage goes back to 1965.

  Scopus (Elsevier)
Provides citations and abstracts to peer-reviewed journals, books, and conference proceedings in all major disciplines. Provides information on citing and cited references for each article.

  Social Sciences Citation Index - Web of Science (Clarivate)
Indexes core journals in the social sciences. Provides information on citing and cited references for each article. Search by article title word, journal title, author, cited author or reference, address word (i.e., author's institution), or funding agency. Covers 1956 to the present.

  PAIS International (ProQuest)
Provides citations and abstracts for journal articles, books, government documents, conference papers, research reports, etc. in the areas of public affairs, public and social policy, and international relations. International in scope. Formerly known as the Public Affairs Information Service.

  Columbia International Affairs Online - CIAO (Columbia University Press)
Aggregates research in international affairs. Includes journal articles, country data and maps, working papers, conference proceedings, and policy briefs together with a small selection of books and streaming video content.