Scenic, Mosque

Al Bidyah Mosque is the oldest in the United Arab Emirates dating back to 1446. The engineering features are a chief triumph for the epoch of edifice. The mosque was named for the historical township that cuddled it for so many centuries. It is also well-known as the Ottoman Mosque, for the man who constructed it. Al Bidyah Mosque, north of Fujairah, consists of a prayer hallway with a prayer alcove or Mihrab, pulpit, arches and openings. The pillar supports all four domes that can be seen from the exterior. The internal beautification of the mosque adds stone carvings, openings for airing and light with special ledges to house the Holy Quran. The township of Al Bidyah has been unearthed to disclose that it has been populated for 4,000 years. A huge Islamic cemetery contains a huge crypt dating back to the Iron Age. The crypt encloses bones, fragments of pottery, metal arrowheads and other artifacts dating back to at least 1000 BC.

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