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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  • September 27, 2017
    A must see, a unique shaped, first mosque built in United Arab Emirates! There's a fort near the mosque too! Will be crowded during Friday prayers.  more »
  • September 15, 2017
    On the way to their Horfakkana in Dibbu we went by car and looked around. Suddenly to the left, we saw a small mosque and old Fort. We have fun and we visited this place. It turned out that the mosque and the Fort are some of the oldest in the Middle East. The place is beautiful, soothing. Here to stay, to touch history, take a break. P.s. free admission, dress code.
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  • September 6, 2017
    We stop over on our way to Fujairah. There is no entrance fee, and you can check the oldest mosque from UAE. The place itself looks nice, nothing out of common but you can see that the mosque is very ...  more »

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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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