Faith and belief

Islam is the official religion of the UAE and other religions are practised freely. With more than 160 nationalities living peacefully together in the UAE, the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, issued Law No 02 of 2015 to protect all religions against hate, religious intolerance and discrimination.

In Dubai, you can find community centres and places of worship in which many different religions and beliefs are practised. 

Heriot-Watt University champions diversity and religious tolerance. The University is home to a wide range of different cultures and religions.

More information

Ministry of Islamic Affairs   

Practising your religion in Dubai

Go Global students moving between the Edinburgh and Dubai campuses can contact the Chaplaincy at the Edinburgh Campus for more advice and information.