It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to www.tedad.ae - the official website for the UAE 2005 census in order to commence together a nationwide program seeking figures and data that will aid decision makers in the process of development.

The 2005 general census of population, buildings and establishments will be the UAE's most ambitious task that will help form developmental plans and policies in an accurate and scientific manner, based on figures and information that reveal a clear picture of the UAE. The census is highly needed in planning the economic and social activities that aim to achieve development and prosperity.

The general census is the responsibility of the entire society. Thus, your cooperation with the census team and enumerators in providing accurate data will make this great mission a success. Accurate information will help in taking proper decisions and paving the way for drawing suitable plans.

This being the case, we call on all of you in the UAE to participate in the Tedad 2005 to usher in a prosperous and fruitful future.

H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khaled Al Qassimi
Minister of Economy
Chairperson of Census Higher Authority