Pope arrives in UAE for historic Gulf visit

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Sun, 03 Feb 2019 - 06:27 GMT

Pope Francis speaks to reporters aboard a plane on the way to Abu Dhabi February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/Pool

Pope Francis speaks to reporters aboard a plane on the way to Abu Dhabi February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/Pool

ABU DHABI - 3 February 2019: Pope Francis arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, the first visit by a pontiff to the Arabian Peninsula, where he will meet with Muslim and political leaders and celebrate an outdoor mass in the capital Abu Dhabi.

The pope, who landed at Abu Dhabi's airport, will stay in the UAE until Tuesday.

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