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Al Bidya Mosque

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Fascinating and well-preserved mosque

Built with stone and mud bricks and coated with layers of whitewashed plaster. Dated as early as 1446 AD. There is an information board outside the mosque. There is also a board... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

One of the very few historical sites in UAE. I have been there twice and enjoyed every time. It gives a glimpse into the unique architecture and the peaceful location offers a retreat from the busy city life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Built with stone and mud bricks and coated with layers of whitewashed plaster. Dated as early as 1446 AD. There is an information board outside the mosque. There is also a board showing the appropriate male and female dress-code in order to enter the mosque. Opening times: 9am-5pm. Notes: -Men - take something to cover your legs if you want... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It's the oldest mosque in region and worth visiting if passing by the area . It's very small but beautifully built . I recommend government to write more about history of mosque .

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

If you want to get inside please make sure you wear proper clothes though no one is there to check... I found it interesting to take inside and see what the mosque that supposed to be really old looks like. I think it's a must if you passing by or nearby but I wouldn't make special trip to see it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

One of the oldest mosques in the region located next to a watch tower... a must see if you are visiting Fujairah. In the summer months a visit in the afternoon is recommended when it is a bit cooler.

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Lisbon District, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Not much to see though, especially on a Friday, for non Muslims. The shops are empty and in bad condition.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Believed to be more than 600 years old, this mosque is worth a visit. Its better to visit on a regular day because the number of visitors would be too high on a holiday

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It's very atmospheric and tranquil place. You feel that this place is very ancient and historic. Definitely worth visit!

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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you are in Fujairah and looking for something other than a beach escapade, it might be worth it to drive 50min from the city center to see the oldest mosque in the UAE. Make sure to be suitably dressed so you can go inside. You can also climb up the top fortress and check the view.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Visited the mosque briefly. It's worth stopping at to have a look at but would have been disappointed if I'd travelled a long way to see it.

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