Al Bidyah Mosque
Fujairah is home to some of the best hotels and leisure complexes in the UAE, with none more comfortable than the Radisson Blu Resort, Fujairah. Visitors who want to enjoy some of the area’s unique history while staying at this superior Fujairah Beach Resort will find that the Al Bidyah Mosque is a great attraction.
The Al Bidyah Mosque is the oldest known mosque in the UAE and a trip to this important site reveals a holy building with an impressive history.
The Ottoman Mosque in Fujairah
The Al Bidyah Mosque was built in the 15th century and is often called the Ottoman Mosque after the person who built it. Situated in the north of Fujairah at the base of a craggy tower-topped hill, the whitewashed plaster walls of the mosque look humble amidst the dramatic landscape.
The small building may look unimposing but the Al Bidyah Mosque boasts many engineering features that are impressive for the period of construction. The roof of the building boasts four distinctive domes, supported by an internal pillar.
A living legacy
The Al Bidyah Mosque is still an active place of worship and although visitors are welcomed to the religious site, women are advised to take a scarf to cover the head and shoulders when viewing the building.
Visiting the Al Bidyah Mosque provides an insight into the Islamic history of the UAE and can add a special dimension to any stay at a Fujairah Hotel. The conveniently located Radisson Blu Resort, Fujairah is well placed for visitors who want to discover important historical locations while enjoying a relaxing holiday.