Pope Francis leads mass for the Catholics at the Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: AFP
Pope Francis leads mass at the Zayed Sports Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: AFP
Pope Francis blesses a child as he arrives to lead mass at the Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: AFP
Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives to lead mass at the Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: AFP
Pope Francis leads mass at the Zayed Sports City Stadium to celebrate a mass in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: AFP
Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives to lead mass at the Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: AFP
Pope Francis arrives to hold a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: REUTERS
Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives to lead mass at the Zayed Sports City Stadium to celebrate a mass in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: AFP
Pope Francis waves as he arrives to hold a mass at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: REUTERS
Pope Francis kisses a child during a visit to the St Joseph's Cathedral in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: REUTERS
Vatican flags are waved by people as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: AP
Pope Francis celebrates a mass at the Shaikh Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: AP
Pope Francis arrives with the popemobile at the Zayed Sports City Stadium to celebrate a mass in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: AP
Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives to lead mass at the Zayed Sports City Stadium to celebrate a mass in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: AFP
Pope Francis greets people during a visit to the St Joseph's Cathedral in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: REUTERS
Pope Francis speaks during an inter-religious meeting at the Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi Image Credit: Reuters
Pope Francis attends a meeting with the Muslim Council of Elders at the Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: Reuters
Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with the Muslim Council of Elders at the Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: Reuters
Pope Francis attends an inter-religious meeting at the Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: Reuters
Pope Francis signs a guest book during an official reception at the Presidential Palace. Image Credit: WAM
Pope Francis is welcomed by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. Image Credit: Reuters
A gift presented to Pope Francis from Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan during an official reception at the Presidential Palace. The gift is a letter from the late Shaikh Shakbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1963, providing land for the construction of the first Catholic church in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: WAM
Pope Francis is welcomed by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. Image Credit: Reuters
Pope Francis with Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid at the Presidential Palace. Image Credit: AFP
Pope Francis with Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid and Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: Reuters
Pope Francis, along with Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed, arrive to a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace. Image Credit: Reuters
Pope Francis with Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid and Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed. Image Credit: Reuters
Pope Francis with Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid and Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed at the Presidential Palace. x Image Credit: AFP
Pope Francis shakes hands with Amal Al Qubaisi, the President of the UAE Federal National Council, in the presence of Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid and Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed. Image Credit: AP
A view of the presidential palace in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi during a reception for Pope Francis. Image Credit: AFP
Pope Francis bids farewell after an official reception at the Presidential Palace. Image Credit: WAM
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, receives Pope Francis on his arrival to the UAE. Image Credit: AFP
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, receives Pope Francis on his arrival to the UAE. Image Credit: AFP
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, receives Pope Francis on his arrival to the UAE Image Credit: AP

We, as UAE leadership and people, are looking forward to this historic visit that will contribute to underpinning the values of tolerance, peaceful co-existence, and cultural exchange.

- Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, receives Pope Francis on his arrival to the UAE. Image Credit: AFP
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, along with Pope Francis and Dr Ahmad Al Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar. Image Credit: Twitter

We warmly welcome you Holy Father, Pope Francis and look forward to the Human Fraternity Meeting between you and His Eminence Dr Ahmad Al Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar in Abu Dhabi.

- Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Pope Francis smiles upon his arrival at the Abu Dhabi airport, United Arab Emirates Image Credit: AP
Pope Francis and Dr Ahmad Al Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar. Image Credit: Twitter
Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed watches as Pope Francis receives a traditional Emirati welcome on his arrival at the Presidential Airport in Abu Dhabi Image Credit: WAM
Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed receives Pope Francis, who is on a historic three-day visit to the UAE. Earlier the pontiff greeted the news of rain in the UAE as a sign of blessing Image Credit: WAM
Pope Francis greets journalists aboard an airplane on his way to the United Arab Emirates Image Credit: AP
Pope Francis speaks to reporters aboard the plane heading to Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: Reuters
Pope Francis waves as he boards a plane at Fiumicino airport on his way to a three-day visit to the United Arab Emirates Image Credit: AFP