Less than a month away from the historic Papal Mass, the UAE Papal Visit team has just announced that the registration for those who plan to attend from outside the GCC is now online.
The Papal Mass is set to take place at the Zayed Sports City Stadium that can house around 120,000 people on February 5.
Deadline for registration for those residing outside GCC will be on January 21. Here are the rest of the instructions:
Instructions for Ticket Registration for Papal Mass on 5 February 2019 for non-GCC Residents*
Non-GCC residents may apply for a very limited number of tickets via the online system below.
Tickets for non-GCC residents seated inside Zayed Sports City stadium and standing outside the Stadium will be issued on a first come, first served basis.
Children over the age of 2 years must have a ticket for security reasons.
Bar-coded tickets must be collected at St Joseph’s Cathedral Abu Dhabi or St Mary’s Church Dubai from 28 January to 4 February 2019. PLEASE NOTE: parish offices may close earlier than usual for security reasons on the 4th February. Tickets must be collected before 5pm on the 4th February.
Only persons with a valid Passport (not containing a GCC Resident Visa) will be permitted to collect tickets.
NO PERSON will be allowed to enter the Stadium without a ticket.
Transport information will follow.
*Non-GCC residents include those living outside the UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Tickets: Non-GCC registration for Papal Mass
In a phone interview with The Filipino Times, a representative from the UAE Papal Mass team said that the parishoners from Dubai (St. Mary’s Church) and Abu Dhabi (St. Joseph’s Cathedral) will be conducting their own methods to register attendees for the Papal Mass.
Further details will be released for the registration of parishoners from other Emirates in the UAE.
Pope Francis’ full itinerary in the UAE:
Sunday, February 3
1:00 PM – Departure by plane from Rome/Fiumicino to Abu Dhabi
10:00 PM – Arrival at the Abu Dhabi Presidential Airport
Monday, February 4
12:00 PM – Welcome Ceremony at the main entrance of the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi
12:20 PM – Official Visit to the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince in the Presidential Palace
5:00 PM – Private meeting with the members of the Muslim Council of Elders at Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque
6:10 PM – Inter-religious Meeting at the Founder’s Memorial
Discourse of the Holy Father
Tuesday, February 5
9:15 AM – Visit in private to the Cathedral
10:30 AM – Santa Messa in Zayed Sports City — Homily of the Holy Father
12:40 PM – Farewell Ceremony at the Abu Dhabi Presidential Airport
1:00 PM – Departure by plane to Rome
5:00 PM – Arrival at the Rome/Ciampino International Airport