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UAE allots land for temple in Abu Dhabi

UAE allots land for temple in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi - Indian expatriates comprise 30 per cent of the UAE's population and are the largest nationality group.



By IANS

Published: Sun 16 Aug 2015, 9:00 PM

Last updated: Sun 16 Aug 2015, 11:23 PM

The United Arab Emirates on Sunday decided to allot land for building a temple in Abu Dhabi for the Indian community, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the emirate on a two-day state visit.

"A long wait for the Indian community ends. On the occasion of PM's visit, UAE Govt decides to allot land for building a temple in Abu Dhabi," tweeted external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

"PM @narendramodi thanks UAE leadership for this landmark decision," he said.

The UAE is home to 2.6 million Indian workers, of who around 20 per cent are white-collar professionals. Indian expatriates comprise 30 per cent of the UAE's population and are the largest nationality group.


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