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Sir Bani Yas Monastery

Sir Bani Yas Monastery

Sir Bani Yas Monastery is the only pre-Islamic Christian site to be found in the UAE. It is located in Sir Bani Yas island southwest of Abu Dhabi. The riuns include a church, a monastery and a series of courtyard houses, dating to the 7th and 8th centuries AD.

Site Information

Country: UAE

District: Emirate of Abu Dhabi

Category: Churches and Monasteries

Site History: 7th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Christian

Later Cultures: Christian

Site Features: Christian Monuments

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