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Right now Abu Dhabi is gearing up for a historic visit; when the head of the Catholic Church will visit Abu Dhabi, join an important religious meeting and host a public mass.
This is the first time ever a Catholic Pontiff has visited the UAE.
Pope Francis was invited to the UAE by HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nayhan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces to participate in a Human Fraternity Meeting which brings top religious leaders together, including the Grand Imam of Al Azhar Mosque, Dr Ahmed el-Tayeb. The heads of church for the prominent world religions will discuss peaceful collaboration and dialogue between religions.
A mass will take place at Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on February 5
And over 120,000 people are expected to attend.
The deadline for tickets ended yesterday and the registry site has been updated with information for attendants. If you hold a residence Visa in the UAE or Oman, note that your tickets should arrive to your selected Parish soon.
The schedule has for the Papal Visit has been shared on the dedicated website
The itinerary of his maiden visit starts from his arrival at the Abu Dhabi Presidential Airport on Sunday, February 3, followed by the International Interfaith Meeting on Human Fraternity on Monday, February 4 and with the holy Papal mass taking place on Tuesday, February 5 at 10.30am at Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi.