Pope Francis arrives on historic visit to UAE.
Pope Francis has arrived in the United Arab Emirates for the first ever visit by a pontiff to the Arabian peninsula.
He landed in Abu Dhabi where he was greeted by Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan.
The Pope will take part in an interfaith conference and on Tuesday hold Mass in which 120,000 people are expected to attend.
Before leaving he expressed concern about the war in Yemen, in which the UAE is engaged.
“The population [in Yemen] is exhausted by the lengthy conflict and a great many children are suffering from hunger, but cannot access food depots,” the Pope said.