Al Bidya Mosque has long been considered the oldest mosque in the United Arab Emirates. This small mosque located in the east of the country was built in the middle of the 15th century and is still in use. It is built of mud and stone, and there are no wooden parts that would allow precise carbon dating. The locals are very proud of this mosque because it reminds them of the times when the Emirates were not synonymous with luxury. Visitors who want to see this fantastic facility are reminded of the rule of modest dress when entering Muslim places of worship, which applies to both men and women.