Christianity in Dubai

Christians are 9% of the total population of the United Arab Emirates, according to a ministry report. The number of Christians in the United Arab Emirates is estimated at about 500 thousand. Catholics constitute the majority of Christians who come up to 100 thousand. The UAE Government gave permission in mid-nineties for the building of Churches.

Things to know

  • Christians are free to worship and wear religious clothing.
  • The importation and sale of religious material is allowed
  • Attempting to spread Christianity among Muslims is not permitted.
  • The country has Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox churches along with Protestant and Roman Catholic churches
  • providing mass in several languages.
  • The public schools have no Christian education.
  • Christian men are not allowed to marry Muslim women.
  • Conversion from Islam to Christianity is not permitted.