Free transportation would be offered to almost 135000 faithful devotees who would be attending the Papal Mass at the Zayed Sports City on 5th February.
The government of Abu Dhabi would be arranging a free pick-up service from specified ‘Access Hubs’ across the UAE. Special consideration would be provided to the children, physically challenged, and pregnant woman. This announcement was made by the organizers of Papal visit.
Inside the venue, umbrellas, banners, flags, and selfie sticks won’t be allowed. The Department of Communication for the UAE Papal Visit 2019 made this announcement on their official website uaepapalvisit.org.
The three-day landmark visit of Pope Francis – the first-ever visit of a Pope to a GCC region – will kick off from 3rd February. It is being assumed that one million Catholics living in the UAE are eagerly looking forward to the visit of their Holy See. However, only 135,000 would be able to become a part of the Holy Mass because of space constraints at the Zayed Sports City. In the Papal visit website, it has been mentioned that the faithful devotees who would be heading for the Mass would be getting one ‘entry ticket’ and one ‘transport ticket’. Attendees without passes won’t have any access to the Stadium.
The transport ticket would be having the Access Hub location as well as the departure time. Attendees would be able to choose their Access Hub at the time of ticket collection. The locations available for each parish would be announced soon.
People would be required to make arrangement for their own transportation to reach the Access Hub they have selected. Organizers have also suggested the attendees should reach the Access Hub early in order to ensure a seat on the buses.
Those who would prefer to drive on their own should pick a transport ticket for Yas Gateway Access Hub where parking arrangements has been made. Shuttle buses would be ferrying people to the venue, and timings will be mentioned on the ticket.