Roman Catholic church in Dubai (Jebel Ali Village) without bell tower or cross
The Roman Catholic Church in the United Arab Emirates is part of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope and curia in Rome.
There are over 250,000 foreign workers in the country who are Catholics, representing around 7% of the total population, largely Filipinos, Indians, South Americans, Lebanese, and Europeans. The United Arab Emirates forms part of the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia and the Vicar Apostolic Bishop Paul Hinder is based in Abu Dhabi. The Vatican has diplomatic relations with the UAE, represented by Archbishop Paul-Mounged El-Hachem.
Churches in the Region