Day 13

DECEMBER | 2021

United Arab Emirates

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The UAE’s General Raisi was recently elected president of the global police agency Interpol. Human rights organizations oppose him taking this position because they believe he was involved with torture. The tiny Church in the UAE can potentially reflect God’s compassionate character for all to see. We declare this for the United Arab Emirates: Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. (The Bible, Isaiah 40:28).

Source: UAE general accused of torture elected Interpol president. November 25, 2021

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The UAE is a federation of seven states on the eastern side of the Arabian Peninsula, called emirates, ruled by tribal chiefs called Sheiks or Emirs. The largest and richest of the emirates is Abu Dhabi with significant oil and gas reserves. The present Emir is Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Islam is the prominent religion practiced in the country. Apart from being the largest religion, it is also the official religion in Dubai, UAE. Around 76% of the population in the country are Muslims. Christians represent around 13% of the country’s population.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nuhyan
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
POPULATION
5,780,000
CHRISTIANS
8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
1.4%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
633
LIFE EXPECTANCY
76.96 yrs
LITERACY RATE
77.9%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
19.5%