The Jumeirah Archaeological Site dates back to the Abbasid period in the 4th Century Hijri (tenth century AD ).This period witnessed significant commercial activity between Arab territories, India, Persia, East Africa and China , resulting in an economic boom that embraced all aspects of life, especially social and urban. During this period, the Cape of Good Hope was discovered and trade caravans turned from the Gulf region to go around Africa which caused an economic recession.
The ancient city consists of a group of scattered hills which are different in sizes and height. It contains foundations and buildings, some submerged and some above the ground. Only three different parts are left and have been preserved and protected.
The archeological site of the Islamic City includes fixed and transferred urban remains that points to the landmarks of the Islamic cities. It contains the ruins of seven buildings and remnants of a commercial market that consists of seven shops and a store, while the remaining parts of the city are still buried. Jumeirah Archaeological Site is one of the most significant archaeological sites in the Gulf area, where discoveries include houses, the mosque, Al Khan and many doors, windows, pottery, bronze, copper coins, stone and glass. The houses show an architectural formation that resembles the style of Islamic cities with their conservative, significance and relevance to the environment, climate and the use of the Arab-Islamic decorative arts, with their elaborate geometric and pink shapes that decorate the doors and windows and buildings as well as arches and columns.
To highlight and promote heritage of the United Arab Emirates, Emirates Post Group has issued a set of commemorative stamps in two denominations (1 AED, 150 Fils) on Jumeirah Islamic Archaeological Site.
Sold as: 20 stamps per denomination, a total of 40 stamps in 2 sheets
Stamp Price: 1 AED, 1.5 AED