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A Complete Guide to Christian Churches in Dubai

Discover our big list of churches, and find the nearest Christian church to you in Dubai across the city

Posted on

6 January 2019

Last updated on 31 August 2022
by Rebecca Roberts
A guide to churches in Dubai

Whether Catholic, Protestant or Orthodox... Find your nearest church in Dubai with our complete guide!

Although the UAE is an Islamic country, other faiths are tolerated here and as a result, there are several places of worship to cater to followers of other religions.

The UAE's embracing standpoint of other religious has further been instilled recently with the announcement that 2019 shall be the "Year of Tolerance". In fact, many churches in Dubai are built on land that has been donated by the country's government.

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Before we begin our list of Dubai's churches, here's some frequently asked questions answered for you...

How many Christian churches are in Dubai?

There are more than you think - in fact, there's around 20 churches that span the different branches of Christianity; including Catholic, Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox.

Are there Catholic churches in Dubai?

Yes there are; there's two main parish churches for Catholics in Dubai, including St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and St. Mary's Catholic Church.

How many Christians are there in Dubai?

Christians account for over 13% of the total population of the UAE, and they are free to worship and wear their religious clothing if applicable.

What is the UAE Year of Tolerance?

Following 2018's theme of "Year of Zayed" in honour of the country's founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, 2019 has been dedicated to tolerance and co-existence in the UAE as the "Year of Tolerance". There are five pillars to the year, and the 4th aims to spread cultural and religious tolerance throughout the country.

Contact details for churches in Dubai

The United Christian Church of Dubai

  • Type: Evangelical/Protestant
  • Location: Jebel Ali
  • Tel: +971 4 884 6623
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An evangelical church in Dubai that gathers for regular worship services every Friday morning. Membership classes are held throughout the year.

Mor Ignatius Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Cathedral

  • Type: Orthodox
  • Location: Jebel Ali
  • Tel: +971 4 8844972
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Mor Ignatius Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Cathedral in Dubai dates back to March 1976, and has since developed into a community parish in Jebel Ali.

Covenant Hope Church Dubai

  • Type: Protestant
  • Location: Jebel Ali
  • Tel: +971 50 630 9694
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The Covenant Hope Church in Dubai gathers every Friday afternoon in the Emmanuel Hall, Dubai Evangelical Church Centre (DECC) in Jebel Ali.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

  • Type: Catholic
  • Location: Jebel Ali
  • Tel: +971 4 884 5251
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The St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church was inaugurated in November 2001 by Bishop Bernard Gremoli as part of the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia.

St. Mary's Catholic Church

  • Type: Catholic
  • Location: Bur Dubai
  • Tel: +971 4 3370087
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The paris of St. Mary's Catholic Church has existed since 1967. It is located in the heart of Dubai and has served and continues to embrace the diverse generations of Catholics residing in the emirate.

Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

  • Type: Catholic
  • Location: Oud Metha
  • Tel: +971 50 496 2404 / +971 56 757 4731
  • Website

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) is the largest Eastern Catholic Church of its own law. It is also referred to as the Union Church, the Ukrainian Catholic Church, the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Byzantine rite or the Kyivan Catholic Church.

Dubai Mar Thoma Church

  • Location: Jebel Ali
  • Tel: +971 4 884 5233
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Established in 1969, the Mar Thoma Paris was created to serve the spiritual growth of the Mar Thoma community in Dubai.

Emirates Baptist Church International

  • Type: Baptist
  • Location: Jumeirah 1
  • Tel: +971 4 349 1596
  • Website

Established in 1997 by a group of 28 believers, the Emirates Baptist Church International is located in Jumeirah 1 and has weekly worship services held every Friday.

Dubai Central Seventh-day Adventist Church

  • Type: Protestant
  • Location: Various
  • Tel: +971 52 244 0717
  • Website

The main Church is situated on Umm Hurair 2, but there are various vespers that are held across the city for the Sabbath each week. Including Al Khail Gate, Al Nahda, Burjuman, Deira, DIP, International City, JVC, Karama, Mirdif, Muhaisnah, Satwa and DSO.

Holy Trinity Church

  • Type: Protestant
  • Location: Umm Hurair 2
  • Tel: +971 4 337 0247
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Holy Trinity Church is part of the Chaplaincy of Dubai and Sharjah with the Northern Emirates – a unique communion of Inter-Denominational Christians and those originating from other mainline Protestant churches from around the world.

Pentecostal Church in Dubai

Previously known as the King's Revival Church International, the Pentecostal Church in Dubai is situated in Al Barsha.

CSI Parish Dubai

  • Type: Anglican
  • Location: Oud Metha
  • Tel: +971 4 337 2111
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C.S.I. Parish, Dubai was formed on 2nd March 1975 by members of the Church of South India.

Maranatha Full Gospel Church

  • Location: Oud Metha
  • Tel: +971 50 465 1444
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Originally founded in Bangalore in 1995, the Maranatha Full Gospel Church (MFGC) grew to be registered as a society in 2004 and today, the MFGC works in all major emirates of the UAE, Middle East and in 15 cities in Kerala and North India.

The Brethren Assembly

The Brethren Assembly, Dubai is an assembly of believers patterned on the New Testament Church Principles. The group gathers in the premises of Trinity Church, Oud Metha Road in Bur Dubai.

The Dubai City Church

The Dubai City Church is a Bible-based Church under the Firm Foundation Trust, India. The community meet every Thursday evening at St. Paul's Hall in the Holy Trinity Church in Oud Metha.

Redeemer Church of Dubai

Redeemer Church of Dubai meets every Friday at the J. W. Marriott in Deira at both 9:00am and 11:00am.

St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral

St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral Dubai today has emerged as one of the most prominent parishes in the Malankara Orthodox Church.

St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church

Not on this list?

If you know of or are a member of a Christian church in Dubai that does not appear on this list, please feel free to get in touch and drop us an email to let us know.