Pope Francis to visit the UAE for the 1st time in February 2019.
The Vatican announced the visit to the country on February 3-5
The 81-year old has already visited several arab countries, including Turkey in 2014, Azerbaijan in 2016 and Egypt in 2017.
Ruler of Dubai tweeted
Crown prince also tweeted
Sheikh Mohammed described the visit as “a visit that will strengthen our ties and understanding of each other…”
After UAE visit Pope Francis will head to Morocco in March
Pope Francis was invited to the visit the UAE in mid 2016 and accepted the invitation that same year.