Influence of economics on the formation of a Malaysian diaspora in United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Wan Kamal Mujani, Siti Rugayah Tibek, Jawiah Dakir, Fariza Md. Sham, Mohamad Zulfazdlee Abul Hassan Ashari, Nurhafizah Abu Samah

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the high income Gulf states. Membership in the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) particularly highlights the economic importance of the UAE in the region. Rapid economic development is one of the attractions for other nationalities, including Malaysians, to migrate and work in UAE. This article examines the economic development and prospects of the UAE which makes this state the main attraction in the search for a better livelihood. In addition, this article also analyses the influence of economic attraction in UAE on the formation of a Malaysian diaspora. On the whole, this study adopts qualitative and quantitative approaches through methods of content analysis, structured interview and questionnaire in data collection and analysis. Research outcome shows that the economic influence is the main reason or attraction for the Malaysian arrival in UAE. The economic expansion in UAE has also attracted Malaysian companies to invest capital there at the same time causing an influx of Malaysians to form a diaspora. The importance of this research is the relevance of looking into the UAE way and policies for developing economic prospects in attracting foreign nationalities. This is important because foreigners are regarded as the catalyst for UAE's economic expansion. The same may be applied in Malaysia by identifying suitable policies to attract investors to Malaysia simultaneously generating further national economic expansion. Further research may be done by analysis of some other attractions, such as socio-cultural and political, in the formation of the Malaysian diaspora in the UAE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1202-1206
Number of pages5
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Diaspora
  • Economic attraction
  • Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC)
  • Malaysian
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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Influence of economics on the formation of a Malaysian diaspora in United Arab Emirates (UAE). / Mujani, Wan Kamal; Tibek, Siti Rugayah; Dakir, Jawiah; Md. Sham, Fariza; Ashari, Mohamad Zulfazdlee Abul Hassan; Samah, Nurhafizah Abu.

In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 8, 2012, p. 1202-1206.

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Mujani, Wan Kamal ; Tibek, Siti Rugayah ; Dakir, Jawiah ; Md. Sham, Fariza ; Ashari, Mohamad Zulfazdlee Abul Hassan ; Samah, Nurhafizah Abu. / Influence of economics on the formation of a Malaysian diaspora in United Arab Emirates (UAE). In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences. 2012 ; Vol. 6, No. 8. pp. 1202-1206.
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