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Al Bidya Mosque, Fujairah

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Admire the architectural ingenuity of Al Bidya Mosque, the oldest extant mosque in the country. The mud and stone structure uses no wood, creating a seamless form set against a rocky backdrop. The lack of wood means that radiocarbon dating cannot be performed, so the building's age cannot be determined for certain--though it is thought to date back to the 15th century. The small, square, whitewashed structure features four domes, supported by only one central pillar, once again creating a continuity of design unseen in modern mosques. To visit Al Bidya Mosque and get the most from your holiday in Fujairah, create itinerary details personal to you using our Fujairah trip builder.
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  • Al Bidya Mosque has a full right to be called the Oldest, Smallest & Most beautiful Mosque in UAE. It preserved the beauty and power of 500 years in it. You don`t need to be a believer in order to app...  more »
  • Having been to one of the largest mosques in the world (in Abu Dhabi) we wanted to go and see the oldest mosque in the UAE whilst we were in Fujairah. We visited as a family during July 2017 and the d...  more »
  • Admission is free, and you can even take pictures. It is, however, required appropriate clothing. Women must have obscured the shoulders and it's best to wear long trousers. It is the oldest mosque in the UAE.
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As town developing along with the rest of the United Arab Emirates, Fujairah has remained largely untouristed, so options for accommodations are not plentiful--still, it's possible to get by. Most hotel choices range in the four- to five-star category, designed for traveling business people with amenities like annexed nightclubs and other recreational activities. The budget-conscious tourist should anticipate a fairly consistent language barrier in most economical hotels, bed and breakfasts, and guesthouses within Fujairah, so be sure to pack a phrasebook. That aside, there are decent options in this range with comfortable, clean rooms.
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