Since the dawn of history, the UAE has been the land of diversity, coexistence and acceptance of the other

The history of the Baháʼí faith has been interwoven with the Arabian region since the outset of its revelation. Therefore, many Arabian cities were linked closely to the history of the development of the Bahai faith, the most of which is the city of Baghdad. In this city, Baháʼu’lláh, declared His mission in 1863. Before that in 1260 AH, 1844 AD, the waterways and coasts of the Gulf of Oman, the Arabian Sea and the Red Sea were all honoured by the presence of the Bab, the forerunner of Bahaullah, during His pilgrimage to Mekka going and coming. 

وكما هو الحال في منطقة الخليج، استمر تواجد البهائيين في أرض الإمارات الحبيبة منذ عقودٍ طويلةٍ قبل قيام الاتحاد. وساهم الترابط الاجتماعي بين الأهالي، وروح المودة التي تميز بها سكان الإمارات، على احتضان جميع الجنسيات والتعايش مع مختلف الثقافات والأديان بروح المودة والألفة. وبجهود المغفور له الشيخ زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان – طيب الله ثراه – في لمّ الشمل وتعزيز أواصر الوحدة والوفاق، تأسست دولة الاتحاد، دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة.

The intention to provide a decent life for all continued to be part of the everlasting legacy that the rulers of the Emirates have inherited from Shaikh Zayed. Since the Baháʼís consider themselves an integral part of their society, they continued working side by side with all the citizens in this society for building the homeland in various fields including education, medical, economical, agricultural, commercial, etc…, to which many have testified.