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Night and History by blackchallenge

Al Badiyah Mosque (sometimes written Al Bidyah or Al Bidya) is the oldest extant mosque in the United Arab Emirates. It is located in a small village in emirate Fujairah about 50 km north from region center. This mosque is also known as Ottoman Mosque.
Al Bidyah Mosque is built of stone and mud bricks and is coated in many layers of whitewashed plaster.
Architecturally, Al Bidya Mosque is unique in the UAE and the engineering features are considered a major accomplishment for the period of construction. Its distinctive roof with its four pointed domes is supported by an internal pillar and is unusual for religious architecture in the region.
The prayer has a small mihrab (the niche in the wall that indicates the direction of Mecca) and a simple minbar (the pulpit which is usually situated to the right of the mihrab and consists of a raised platform reached by a set of steps).

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Architectural View by blackchallenge

The view from inside Méridien Al Aqah beach resort. Nestled between the majestic Hajar Mountains and the crashing cerulean waves of the Indian Ocean, Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort immerses guests in the stunning natural beauty and historical significance of Fujairah, the only emirate in the east coast of the United Arab Emirates that is almost entirely mountainous. Fujairah offers rich cultural traditions and contemporary luxury. Just 90 minute from Dubai, you nevertheless enjoy all of the seclusion and privacy your heart desires. The resort is only 50 kilometers from Fujairah City and within easy reach of the areas unique attractions, including ancient fjords, palm groves, hot springs, and historical land marks. The hotel features 218 sea view rooms, nine meeting rooms, eight food and beverage options, a professional dive center, penguin club for kids, a luxurious spa, and easy access to unique experiences such as snorkeling trips, water sports, deep sea fishing, and four-wheel drive expeditions.

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Beach Resort by blackchallenge

Set in a prime location with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean on one side and the Hajar Mountains on the other, Le Meridien Al Aqah is a 5-star hotel offering lavish facilities. The hotel’s guest rooms are very spacious and all offer views of the sandy beach. These rooms also feature an over-sized luxurious bathroom, with separate walk-in shower and bath tub. Many of the rooms have private balconies.
Leisure facilities at the hotel include a large free-form swimming pool, a luxurious spa offering a range of treatments, a fitness center and a water sports center.

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