Al Bidya Mosque
Al Bidya Mosque
4.5
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FujairahO
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates12 contributions
Jul 2022
Al-Bidya Mosque: a living history
Al-Bidya mosque has been dated to approximately 1446 A.D., to an early Othman period, making it one of the oldest mosque in the country.

It is located on the Fujairah-Dibba road.
Written 5 July 2022
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Nouree S
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates24 contributions
Jun 2022
You need a PR test to pray inside the mosque. Sadly, I went when it was Eid Ul Fitr, the holidays had not ended so it was closed. They open at 8 in the morning, clean up by 9ish and if you have PR test then you can pray inside. Men and women are welcome.
I couldn't go inside so went right behind the mosque where a lot of prayer mats were placed, I offered my prayers and had some chilled water they have in the coolant provided and left.

This place indeed is love, very serene and I will come back after I get a PR test.
Written 6 June 2022
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KsA
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates14 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Nice place to visit so as to discover more about the history of UAE and Islam. Given fact that it's the second oldest mosque in the country dating back in the caliphate times.
When to climb up the fort, you get to have a good view of al Bidiyah town and the east coast. It's a nice visit as a stop over for another destination cause there is my any activities to do other than taking a few photos.
Written 13 October 2021
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Dubai Food Guide
Dubai, United Arab Emirates514 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
It was the oldest mosque in UAE , Minbar According to the radio carbon analysis the date of this Mosque as early as 1446 AD.

Mosque Al Bidiya is built of stone & mud bricks & is coated in many layers of whitewashed plasters achitetecurally.

The Area of this mosque is 53 square meters and built without any wood.
The mosque continue to host daily prayers, and its tourist attraction.
Written 27 August 2021
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Alan.sco
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,250 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Amazing little Mosque that is over 500 years old! Originally thought to be the oldest Mosque in the UAE they have since discovered one slightly older.

We visited enroute to our stay in the Intercontinental as it was only 10mins away.

There is also a small Fort above the Mosque you can walk up to for a view over the Corniche.

Staff were friendly and there is parking right outside.
Written 8 April 2021
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DenLee
Ruthin, UK25 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
We visited the mosque on a Monday afternoon. The mosque itself was closed due to COVID-19 regulations, which was understandable, however the surrounding grounds were open. The mosque itself carried modest clothing requirements for men and women, but the surrounding grounds do not. Outside of COVID-19 regulations the mosque is also closed on Fridays and Saturdays.

If the mosque really does date to over 500 years old, it is a shame that this status is not represented in the way it is preserved and displayed for visitors. There is next to no historical detail or information of any kind, which is such a shame as genuine historical material culture backed up with academic resources is quite hard to come by in this country.

The building itself is a point of interest, though whilst it may originally date back 400-600 years, it has quite obviously been ‘restored’ to the point where it doesn’t look as old as I am, let alone several centuries. Again, a sad indictment in the way that the authorities here treat antiquity.

Nevertheless, the grounds are very pleasant, and there is a walk up the mountainside along several fortifications giving an impressive view of the surrounding settlements and mountains.

This is still a worthy place to visit, and one can only wonder at the rich human history that has trod these stones over hundreds of years. It is just a shame that no attempt to catalogue or explain this history is made.
Written 5 April 2021
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plopamia
Dubai, United Arab Emirates14 contributions
Jan 2021
Quick to visit, interesting outside architecture (was closed inside), considering it’s the oldest mosque of the UAE around 15th century.

There are two small towers above it that you can easily go to by staircase but if you decide to go for a longer walk - from the right tower onwards there is a lovely trail, a stone boarded walkway, that takes you from top to top of the hills around. You can see the Al Bidya bay and the town from up top. A lovely short escapade, quick to get to from all the Fujairah resorts.
Written 19 January 2021
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ayman
Emirate of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
Nov 2020 • Friends
Delicious food at your favorite restaurant
Trust and safety while you're in the restaurant
With every request, a lot of appetizers.
Written 28 November 2020
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Abdolreza Afrooz
Dubai, United Arab Emirates257 contributions
Oct 2020
I been to Al Bidya Mosque On 24/10/2020 at 3:30 it’s was closed because COVID-19 and they didn’t update in google because showing it’s open until 5 pm
Written 24 October 2020
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Sarmad
Dubai, United Arab Emirates47 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
Sacred place to visit an old age place. This mosque is so sacred and a place to pray. It’s close for the time being because of COVID
Written 12 September 2020
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