UAE Allocates Land For Abu Dhabi’s First Hindu Temple

modi-uaenews5656sf56sfThe first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi will be ready to welcome worshippers by the end of 2017, a businessman overseeing the project said on Tuesday.
The temple is being built on land donated by the government of Muslim Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE. Hindus currently travel to Dubai, the UAE’s tourism and commercial hub more than 100 km (60 miles) away, to perform prayers.
The government announced it was allocating land to build the temple during a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hundreds of thousands of Indian Hindus live in Abu Dhabi.