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The Church And Monastery Of Sir Bani Yas Island

The Church and Monastery of Sir Bani Yas Island

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Church and Monastery of Sir Bani Yas

Church and Monastery of Sir Bani Yas is located in the UAE’s capital on the eastern side of Sir Bani Yas Island. The news was released by The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi official Twitter account that captured the inauguration ceremony done by HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, along with other dignitaries.

It was inaugurated on June 13, 2019, The Church and Monastery of Sir Bani Yas site was rediscovered

Church and Monastery of Sir Bani Yas

The inauguration ceremony was attended by His Excellency Bishop Paul Hinder, Vicar Apostolic in the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia who was also pleased with the work on the site.

Sharing his thoughts on the topic of tolerance, Paul Hinder stated that it takes courage to show that Christianity was a part

Church and Monastery of Sir Bani Yas

Sir Bani Yas Island is located off the coast of Abu Dhabi, archaeologists unearthed a church, a monastery and a series of courtyard houses dating back to the 7th century. Around the same time when the site was discovered, flint tools from the Neolithic Period and a Bronze Age stone building were discovered on the island.

Sir Bani Yas is the UAE’s largest natural island, located off the shore of Jebel Dhanna, in the southwest of Abu Dhabi. Open to the public, this is the UAE’s only known ancient Christian site.

Contact: The Church And Monastery Sir Bani Yas Island, Jebel Dhanna Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates. P. O. Box: 94000 Tel.: +971 2 444 0444 Fax: +971 2 444 0400 e-mail: info@abudhabiculture.ae Web: www.visitabudhabi.ae/en/

Photo courtesy: www.visitabudhabi.ae/en/

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