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Al Bidya Mosque

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Address: Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

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Oldest moaque in the UAE

It was a very windy day so had to avoid being blown away when climbing the turrets. The Mosque was closed for renovation but you could access the courtyard. Very interesting to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
jackieh458
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a very windy day so had to avoid being blown away when climbing the turrets. The Mosque was closed for renovation but you could access the courtyard. Very interesting to visit.

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Abu Dhabi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Al Bidya Mosque, built in 1446, is believed to be the country's oldest house of worship. This beautiful structure is located on Fujairah's mountainous coastline, and is often overlooked as one drives past along the busy road. The mosque is built of mud and bricks and though partly restored, still retains its original look. Also interesting are the towers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Architecture of Ancient Man in UAE. It is a great place for Worship and a serene place. It shows the Dexterity of Ancient Man.

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You should visit if you can. I am told this is the oldest Mosque in this region. The elderly gentlemen that was there when I visited greeted me, spoke in fluent English, said he'd studied in the UK decades ago. He was such a pleasure and library of information on the mosque, area. I'll never forget his kindness!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This was very nice, well kept and impressive. Always amazing to see something this old maintained so well.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Built in single pillar with four tomb. Its good to see to old aged constructions. there was a well with no water. Just 20 ms enough to spend .

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This quaint little building is brick and mud covered and represents the earliest introduction of Islam to the area. It does not require all the strict rituals of the grand Mosque in Abu Dubai but clothing rules still apply as a sign of respect. Definitely worth seeing.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

we went there at night. it was a great experience. the mosque is a window of past we can see how the architecture of past in our modern time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The oldest mosque in the UAE. Historical and traditional place to visit, consists of Mosque, a fort and also an old water well. Must visit place in UAE.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

we were staying at a near hotel and took a tour i n the area... in interesting place..its beside the road so u can stop and check nthe place out. its really a piece of art...

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