The St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church was inaugurated in November 2001 by Bishop Bernard Gremoli as part of the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia (formerly Vicariate of Arabia). Our parish is presently pastored by Bishop Paul Hinder. We comprise of many nationalities and diverse communities from around the world united in one body of Christ. Located just off of Sheikh Zayed road behind Al Muntazah Complex in the emirate of Dubai, we are easily accessible from The Gardens Boulevard, Ibn Battuta Metro Station by bus or taxi, and from the Jebel Ali Village Interchange. View our location map.


From the Holy See

  • Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis Lumen Fidei The letter which was made public on Friday, 5 July at 12:00 noon Rome time is available for you in English, Arabic and French

From the Bishop


Liturgy and Sacraments


Notes, Docs, Handouts

  • Mission Preaching 2013 Notes — by Fr. Nicholas Schofield of the Archdiocese of Westminster (posted on 3-Mar-13)
  • WYD Rio 2013 Report — 166 pilgrims from the Emirates, 9 different nationalities, seven priests and two sisters were in attendance at the World Youth Day.


Local Info

In other languages

Shine Like Stars
Teen/Youth Seminar Oct 27
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Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Parishioner Profile Registration
Parishioner Profile Registration

Mass Times
Mass Times

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To help alleviate traffic while leaving the church, please make use of the alternate route which begins across from the Churches/AlMuntazah/Equestrian Club junction and leads down to the E77. This route is ideal for those heading towards Jebel Ali Port, Abu Dhabi, Green Community, and Sheikh Zayed Road. Please click image for map.