Discover our big list of churches, and find the nearest Christian church to you in Dubai across the city
6 January 2019| Last updated on 14 January 2019
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.
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.
Overview list of Christian churches in Dubai
Here's an overview list of Christian churches in Dubai for your use. Simply click on the name you'd like to learn more about, and our guide will provide you with the contact details you seek.
- The United Christian Church of Dubai
- Mor Ignatius Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Cathedral
- Covenant Hope Church Dubai
- St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
- St. Mary's Catholic Church
- Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
- Dubai Mar Thoma Church
- Emirates Baptist Church International
- Dubai Central Seventh-day Adventist Church
- Holy Trinity Church
- Pentecostal Church in Dubai
- CSI Parish Dubai
- Maranatha Full Gospel Church
- The Brethren Assembly
- The Dubai City Church
- Redeemer Church of Dubai
- St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral
- St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church
Contact details for churches in Dubai
The United Christian Church of Dubai
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.