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National Coexistence Survey in Dubai Takes Off with Commencement of Fieldwork

​Image: DSC logo

​Image: DSC logo


In partnership with the Ministry of Tolerance, the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA) and local statistics centers, Dubai Statistics Center (DSC) announced the start of fieldwork for the National Coexistence Survey, which will end by 10th March 2020.


The survey aims to provide quality and accurate statistical data and indicators to monitor the actual value of coexistence in UAE while considering supporting policy and decision-makers to set up their plans and programs designed to enhance this national value and consolidate its principles among all components of Dubai society.


H.E. Arif Al Muhairi, Executive Director of the DSC, indicated the importance of this survey, saying: “The National Coexistence Survey is a confirmation of the efforts made by the UAE to empower its position as the global capital of tolerance; a concept that embodies the values ​​and principles of the UAE’s society, which is defined by pluralism and diversity hosting more than 200 nationalities in an atmosphere of peace and mutual respect. The importance of this survey is that it targets different groups in society, which reflects its precision and accuracy.”


The fieldwork of the survey in Dubai is scheduled to cover a wide segment of households as a statistical sample representing society. The survey covers all geographical areas, nationalities, age groups, and other significant characteristics.

Schools and Universities
The National Coexistence Survey targets teachers, male and female school students aged 15 years and above. Additionally, groups targeted will include students of various universities and colleges located in Dubai.


People of Determination
People of determination will also have a share in the survey, as the statistical sample of the National Coexistence Survey includes people of determination from both sexes aged 15 years and above. Indeed, all UAE policies and strategies look at this segment of society as an essential category and enjoy all the rights of other society members.

The survey also targets a sample of individuals residing in labor camps. They will be interviewed as per the set plan in their work locations.

Aiming at providing the decision-maker with an integrated picture of the value of coexistence for the society members and tourists, the field teams will interview tourists visiting Dubai.


A Call for Cooperation
The Center calls on families and individuals included in the survey to contribute to the success of this strategic national project through full cooperation with DSC field researchers assigned and facilitate their mission by providing them with accurate data to complete the field stage, which is scheduled to continue until 10th March 2020.

Noteworthy, the DSC statistician has a smart identification card officially issued by DSC. The ID includes the researcher’s personal information and can be verified by scanning the ID barcode. Moreover, the field researcher wears an official uniform, which is a red and gray jacket. Households and individuals shall report any field researcher immediately unless they provide the evidence that they are entitled to collect personal data.

The Statistics Law protects individual data, and they are deemed confidential by law. DSC adopts strict measures to preserve the confidentiality of the data collected. Also, publishing processes are limited to publishing indicators and statistical reports in Dubai.