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United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates


Abu Dhabi

Slightly smaller than Maine.

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At 6:00 a.m. U.S. Central Standard Time, it is 3:00 p.m. in United Arab Emirates.

An emirate is an Arab land ruled by an emir or sheik. In 1971, seven emirates joined together to form The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E). After oil was discovered in the U.A.E, the citizens had to learn to adapt their old ways to a land made rich by oil.


Mostly Muslim.

Most of the Christians in the U.A.E. are workers who come from other countries to earn money in the country. They are free to worship on land approved by the government.

However, no one may try to lead a Muslim to Christ or pass out Bibles and other Christian literature. Few believers have the opportunity to share their faith because they might be arrested. Internet sites that tell stories of Muslims who decided to follow Christ have been blocked.