Abu Dhabi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday thanked the UAE government for deciding to allot a plot of land for building a temple here, the first in the Emirati capital, describing it a "great step".
A joint statement issued after Modi's talks with UAE leadership said he thanked the UAE Crown Pince Prince Mohamed Bin Zayed AI Nahya for deciding to allot land for a temple in Abu Dhabi
"I am very thankful to the UAE Govt for their decision to allot land in order to build a Temple in Abu Dhabi. This is a great step," Modi said in tweet.
While there are two temples in Dubai, one of Lord Shiva and another of Krishna, there is none in Abu Dhabi.
There are nearly 2.6 million Indians in UAE which constitutes 30 per cent of the total population. A number of Indians here expressed happiness over UAE government's decision.