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Earlier this year, a historic moment took place… that of Pope Francis’ visit to the UAE. His visit was the first in a predominantly Muslim nation, making it a significant occasion, indeed! As a Filipino, I am glad that the government has shown tolerance for expats to practice their faith. In the UAE, there are quite a number of Catholic churches where you can visit.

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There are almost one million Catholics in the UAE. Many of them come from India, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines, as well as from parts of Europe, Africa, and South America. Hence, there are several Catholic Churches situated across different parts of the emirates.

List of Catholic Churches in UAE

Image Credit: St. Mary’s Catholic Church Dubai Website

Directory of Catholic Churches in the UAE

Currently, there are nine Catholic Churches in the UAE. Their contact information, websites, and locations are as follows:

#1 – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Address: P.O. Box 54, Abu Dhabi
Telephone: +971 2 446 1929
Email: info@stjosephsabudhabi.org
Website: http://www.stjosephsabudhabi.org/
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#2 – St. Mary’s Catholic Church (Al Ain)

Address: P.O. Box 15645, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi
Telephone: +971 3 7214417
Email: alainchurch@gmail.com
Website: https://stmarysalain.org/
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#3 – St. Paul’s Catholic Church

Address: Off 16th Street (behind KM Hypermarket), Musaffah Industrial Area, Abu Dhabi
Telephone: +971 2 446 1114
Email: info@stpaulsabudhabi.org
Website: https://stpaulsabudhabi.org/
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#4 – St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

Address: Ruwais, Abu Dhabi
Telephone: + 971 2 884 7053
Email: jbcchurchruwais@gmail
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#5 – St. Mary’s Catholic Church (Dubai)

Address: Oud Metha Street (opposite Indian High School), Bur Dubai
Telephone: +971 4 3370087 / 3358504 / 3379542
Email: office@saintmarysdubai.org
Website: https://saintmarysdubai.org/
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#6 – St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Address: P.O. Box 72715, Jebel Ali, Dubai
Telephone: + 971 4 8845251
Email: info@stfrancisjebelali.ae
Website: https://stfrancisjebelali.ae/
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#7 – St. Michael’s Church

Address: P. O. Box: 1745, Sharjah
Telephone: +971 6 5662424
Email: sharjahstmichael@gmail.com
Website: https://stmichaelssharjah.org/
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#8 – St. Anthony of Padua Church

Address: Al Jazeera Al Hamra Area, Ras Al Khaimah
Website: https://stanthonyrak.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stanthonyrak/
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#9 – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

Address: P.O. Box 1168, Fujairah
Telephone: +971 9 2231377
Email: olphfujairah@gmail.com
Website: https://olphfujairah.org/
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Aside from these churches, there are also “sub centres” at Madinat Zayed in Abu Dhabi, at Kalba and Khorfakkan in Sharjah, and at the coastal area of Dibba.

List of Catholic Churches in UAE

Image Credit: St. Mary’s Catholic Church Al Ain FB Page

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If you are a Catholic and looking for a church to attend while staying in the UAE, do take note of the churches presented above. Meanwhile, if you are a Filipino in Dubai planning to get married or have your child’s baptism registered, check out these services offered by the Philippine Consulate and Overseas Labor Office in Dubai.

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