The first Armenian church opened in Abu Dhabi on Friday with hundreds of Armenian Christians in attendance, according to Gulf News.
The Church was built with the support from the UAE authorities. The land for construction was allotted free of charge. Some more buildings will be erected on the area, including a Sunday school.
Previously, Armenians in Abu Dhabi would worship in other churches such as St Andrews Church, or go to Sharjah, which has an Armenian church.
By various estimates, the Armenian community in Abu-Dhabi comprises up to 11,000 people. It has grown over the last years, as many Armenians have arrived in Abu-Dhabi from the Middle East, overwhelming from Syria.