United Arab Emirates

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United Arab Emirates

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Geography

Area: 77,700 sq km

77,700 sq km of desert and mountains on the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm al Qaiwain and Fujairah.

Population: 4,707,307    Annual Growth: 2.86%

Capital: Abu Dhabi

Urbanites: 78%

HDI Rank: 35 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 43 (60% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Arabic    Languages: 36 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians402,4758.552.3
Evangelicals60,7741.35.5
Muslim3,184,49367.65 

Prayercast

Answer to Prayer

Increased numbers of people coming to Christ from other backgrounds. This is shifting from a trickle to a flow as more and more Arabs, South Asians, East Asians and others meet Jesus in a personal way. Some ministers are overwhelmed by responses to the gospel – praise God for such a challenge!

Challenge for Prayer

Expatriate Christians have opportunities for discreet sharing as the nation becomes more open and international. However, arrests, imprisonment and deportation still occur for those who evangelize or distribute Christian literature unwisely. Pray that believers would demonstrate Christ in their words and deeds with discernment and confidence. Pray for the English, Arabic, Urdu, Filipino and Indian language worship groups and congregations in their worship and witness.

     For an additional 4 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of United Arab Emirates.