Francis the first pontiff to ever visit the Arabian Gulf

In response to the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, His Holiness Pope Francis will visit Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) from 3 to 5 February 2019, to participate in the International Interfaith Meeting on "Human Fraternity".

The visit will take place also in response to the invitation of the Catholic Church in the United Arab Emirates.