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advtanmoy
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Military expenditures of UAE

5.6% of GDP (2020 est.)

5.4% of GDP (2019 est.) (approximately $29 billion)

5.5% of GDP (2018 est.) (approximately $28.7 billion)

5.2% of GDP (2017 est.) (approximately $26.9 billion)

6% of GDP (2016 est.) (approximately $30 billion)

Compulsory military service

18-30 years of age for compulsory military service for men (compulsory service initiated in 2014); 17 years of age for volunteers with parental approval; men can volunteer up to age 40; 24-month general service obligation, 16 months for secondary school graduates; women can volunteer to serve for 9 months regardless of education (2022)

Approximately 65,000 active personnel (45,000 Land Forces; 3,000 Navy; 5,000 Air Force; 12,000 Presidential Guard) (2022)