United Arab Emirates Overview
Situated on the Arabian Peninsula, the United Arab Emirates borders Oman, Saudi Arabia, the The country occupies a strategic location on the Strait of Hormuz where crude oil from the Persian Gulf exists into the Indian Ocean for worldwide distribution. Sand and dust storms are frequent natural hazards. The United Arab Emirates is divided into seven emirates which comprises of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujeirah, Al Ain.
According to a ministry report, which collected census data, 76 percent of the total population of the United Arab Emirates is Muslim, 9 percent is Christian, and 15 percent is “other.” There is no official recognition of Christian denominations. However, Christians are free to worship and wear religious clothing, if applicable. The importation and sale of religious material is allowed, however, attempts to spread Christianity among Muslims are not permitted. The country has Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox churches along with Protestant and Roman Catholic churches. The schools in public ownership have no Christian religious education. Christian men are not allowed to marry Muslim women. Conversion from Islam to Christianity is not permitted.
Over the last year, Derek Prince Ministries have made inroads into this country by working with various churches and distributing DPM books that are sold through the Resource Center in the Holy Trinity Anglican Church. A DPM event that was held successfully earlier this year in Sharjah and we are looking to hold other events in the coming year.
Please contact us if you require any further information or you can click here to connect to the DPM Arabic web site.
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