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Churches and temples in the UAE

Certain religious pamphlets and art work violating moral values are banned.

  • By Bassma Al Jandaly, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 00:34 April 5, 2008
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Arshad Ali/Gulf News
  • Worshippers during mass at Saint Mary's Church in Oud Metha, Dubai.

Dubai: UAE is known for its tolerance and respect for other religions and residents can freely pray at a Hindu temple, a Christian Church or a Sikh Gurudwara.

Most non-Muslim worshippers hold their main mass or services on Fridays.

Non-Muslims can enter mosques here but are advised to wear modest clothing and women must cover their head.

The churches and temples in the UAE were built more than 35 years ago.

According to the residency law of the country, those who employ a non-Muslim domestic helper must allow the employee to visit his or her church or temple to worship at least once a week.

But no one is allowed to practice their particular beliefs in open places. However, all are allowed to celebrate their religious festival in public.

List:

Churches in the UAE

Dubai:

- Holy Trinity Church

- Saint Mary's Catholic Church

- United Christian Church of Dubai

- Emirates Baptist Church Int'l

- Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints

- The Deira Brethren Assembly

- Mar Thoma Church

- Mar Ignatius Church

- Miracle Hands Ministry

- New Covenant Church Dubai

Jebel Ali:

- St Francis of Assisi Church

- The Church of the Anglican

- Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf

- Marthomite church

Sharjah:

- Saint Martin's Church

- Saint Michael's Catholic Church

- CSI Parish

- Congregation of the Church of South India

- Miracle Hands Ministry

Fujairah:

- Church of our Lady of Perpetual Help

Umm Al Quwain:

- Miracle Hands Ministry

Ras Al Khaimah:

- St Mary's Orthodox Church

Abu Dhabi:

- Arab Evangelical Church.

- Evangelical Community Centre

- St George Orthodox Church

- St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church

- Saint Andrew's Church

- Miracle Hands Ministry

Al Ain:

- St Mary's Catholic Church

- Anglican Church Services

- Evangelical Church of Al Ain

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