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An oasis of tranquility for the diverse Abu Dhabi community – Abrahamic Family House

With three separate places of worship – a mosque, a church, and a synagogue – the Abrahamic Family House has welcomed visitors since March 1, 2023. Abrahamic Family House is located in Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Cultural District, which is rooted in the UAE’s values of bringing people from different cultures together. People from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds have already begun to visit the site.

The Eminence Ahmed El-Tayeb Mosque holds all prayers, including Friday prayers. The English Mass is held every Sunday at 12 noon at St. Francis Church. Moses Ben Maimon Synagogue offers daily services. Between 200 and 350 worshippers can be accommodated in each building. There is Arabic, English, and Hebrew wayfinding throughout the site.

Additionally, the center provides a unique opportunity for learning and interfaith dialogue. A free guided tour is offered in either English or Arabic for visitors. Aside from the three houses of worship, there is a large reception area with a cafe, a library corner, and a gift shop. Visitors are invited to write their wishes and intentions on the Wall of Intentions in that area called the forum. In different languages, the triangular plates bear messages of love and peace.

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