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. Arrange to visit Al Bidya Mosque and other attractions in Fujairah using our Fujairah driving holiday planner.
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  • This is the oldest mosque in the UAE, a 30 minutes drive from the city.. The mosque is easy to find and worth to visit.. There is no admission fee but you might consider wearing decent clothes when yo...  more »
  • Al Bidya Mosque is a wonderful clayey architectural monument and the oldest mosque in the UAE. It is located along Khor Fakkan - Dibba coastal road. The mosque is very neat and clean. The prayer hall ...  more »
  • A must visit to the first and oldest mosque in UAE. Very beautiful and historic with the scenic mountain in the background and facing the beach. Rare in UAE to find a place with beach and mountains at...  more »

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Where to stay in Fujairah

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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