Al Bidya Mosque
Al Bidya Mosque
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markmurungu
Harare, Zimbabwe32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
A must-stop on your way back from Fujeirah! A security guard issues you with Arab clothes so that you are modest for the visit. The mouse was built in 1400AD and it is quaint and charing, overlooked by Oman style forts. Built of rocks and clay from the area, it is atmospheric and still used as a place of worship. A climb up to the forts is worth it for the view as well, and (if open) the curio she is worth a visit.
Written January 10, 2024
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ID576207
242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
If you have an interest in historical sites, this is one of the more interesting ones in the UAE.

As other reviews have mentioned, there is little to no information about the site available in English, so refer to online articles before you visit to get the most out of it.

It is a working religious site, so the usual clothing requirements, removal of shoes to go inside all apply. Non Muslims are allowed to visit, provided they are appropriately dressed.

It's by the main road between Khor Fakkan and Fujairah, so it's easy to find, and there's plenty of parking. No entrance fee.
Written December 12, 2023
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Mary
Tucson, AZ36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This is historically important as the first mosque. We sometimes forget that Islam has only been around since the 600’s. The simple mud construction of this building reflects the time it was built. Compared with the elaborate mosques, its simplicity is a reminder of the early days. Some parts are open but you must honor the rules for clothing that include taking off shoes. There is a religious shop. There are benches and trees to quietly soak in the atmosphere. The hike up the hill to the two towers is relatively easy for a nice view of the surrounding valley.
Written March 8, 2023
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Conciergelifestyleservices UAE - Morocco
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
on the way to kourfakan, you must visit this iconic mosque , there is a story to learn and you will be amazed
Written October 11, 2022
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Nouree S
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 June 6, 2022
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KsA
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 October 13, 2021
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Dubai Food Guide
Dubai, United Arab Emirates867 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 August 27, 2021
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Alan.sco
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 April 8, 2021
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DenLee
Ruthin, UK25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 April 5, 2021
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plopamia
Dubai, United Arab Emirates14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 January 19, 2021
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