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Al Bidya Mosque

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Address: Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

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Must see in Fujairah

Visited this place before - its a hidden treasure in the UAE. Definitley worth a visit when in Fujairah... Its located quite far from Fujairah city... about 40 minutes drive along... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited this place before - its a hidden treasure in the UAE. Definitley worth a visit when in Fujairah... Its located quite far from Fujairah city... about 40 minutes drive along the coast.... but probably worth the drive.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Al Bidya Mosque in Fujairah is small and very old - the oldest in all the Emirates. It is worth the trip to see it (it's near the coastal road that links the city of Fujairah to Dibba) not just for its age and simplicity but because of the architectural design. Built of mud and bricks it consists of... More 

Thank ArryAwk
Busselton, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting. Won't take long to visit as small and nothing else to see. But nice nevertheless. There is a dresscod3 but they give you clothes if you don't meet the standard.

Thank Andrew B
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At 570 years old, this is the oldest mosque in the UAE. It's small (worth a 30-minute stop over), and has a fort standing above it with a great panoramic view of the mountains and the sea. It's a symbol of modesty, of old desert architecture, and of Islamic history. The staff is very friendly and offers clothing to both... More 

Thank Talal J
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to visit along the east coast, between Snoopy Island and Khor Fakkan. The Oldest mosque in the UAE is definitely worth stopping by, it is so different than all the mosques in the rest of the country. At the top of the hill, a very short hike will lead you to 2 little forts so also worth checking... More 

Thank Mylene_Laurent
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first and oldest Mosque in UAE constructed almost 600 years back which is a small Mud structure , but looks beautiful and the architecture is amazing and the entire roof is supported by a single central pillar. This Mosque is sitauted roughly 45 minutes drive from Fujairah Both Men and women are allowed inside and you have... More 

Thank safarullakhan
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the oldest mosque in the UAE. Not really much to see and very small and only holds 20 people but there's no visitors allowed inside. The majority the time most women spend in line waiting to get in the restroom. Couple small watchtowers there. But just not much just a side stop at on the road.

Thank William H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

great little mosque an hour-drive north of Fujairah city it is claimed to be the oldest in the UAE. It certainly looks the oldest you can walk around it and visit the guard towers on the hills behind. Great spots to take pictures of the mosque and the surroundings the mosque itself is shut for restoration you may need to... More 

Thank Gabr_Docker
Pune, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Tiny but welcoming mosque in Fujairah. Vibrations of centuries of prayers can be felt in this mud mosque. Open to both men and women with appropriate dress. Climb on to the towers above was also highlight of the trips. A must visit to what is stated to be first Mosque in UAE.

Thank nima8
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

The mosque looks amazing given the time frame it was built. There were lots of Russian Tourist present at the time I visited. I believe the Mosque is going though restoration works.

Thank GassyDoha

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