UAE Travel Guide
Religion in the UAE
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Islam is by far the largest religion in the United Arab Emirates and is practiced by approximately 96% of the country's populace. Of these, 84% practice Sunni Islam, while the rest practice Shia Islam.
The rest of the population primarily practices Christianity and Hinduism. Most of the Christians in the country are from Philippines, Lebanon and India while almost all Hindus in the country are of Indian origin.
Though Islam is the UAE's state religion, the government follows a policy of tolerance towards other religions and rarely interferes in the activities of non-Muslims. However, it is illegal in the UAE to spread the ideas of any religion apart from Islam through any form of media as it is a form of proselytizing. There are approximately 31 churches throughout the country and one Hindu temple in the region of Bur Dubai.
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