Emirati Arabi Uniti

United Arab Emirates: when work becomes human development

In this special year aimed at highlighting the principles set out in the encyclical Laudato si’, we come across Abdullah Al Atrash, a young Italian-Syrian entrepreneur in the United Arab Emirates. Though a non-believer, he is a member of the Economy of Communion of the Focolare Movement. The company he runs employs mostly Asian and African migrants, guaranteeing them a salary and social support measures, all while observing the highest possible safety for both employees and the environment, even during the pandemic. ... Read More

Dubai: at the top

Overlooking the Persian Gulf, Dubai is the capital of one of seven emirates which form the United Arab Emirates. In February of this year, the Focolare community in this city hosted a “temporary Focolare”. ... Read More

Dubai’s first Mariapolis

Sixty-five people from 12 different countries came together at Ras Al Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates, on January 27–28 to bring to life a typical Focolare gathering that features people living the Gospel lifestyle together, young and old alike. ... Read More