Islam has been present in the UAE for over 1,400 years, and Al Bidya is the oldest mosque still standing from that time. While there may have been other mosques built earlier, they were likely made of weaker materials and have since been destroyed. Today, Al Bidya serves as a reminder of the long history of Islam in the UAE.
The Al Bidya Mosque is one of the most unique mosques in the world. Located in the village of Al Bidya on the coast of Fujairah, the mosque gets its name from its four large circular domes.