100 Years Of Postal Services


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19/08/1909 – The first postal agency was opened in Dubai, managed by the Indian Postal Administration.

07/10/1932  – The first airmail letter was sent  from Dubai Post through Sharjah Airport.

01/04/1942    The agency was transferred to an integrated post office offering the basic services. 


15/10/1947 – The Post Office came under Pakistani supervision.


01/04/1948 – The operations of Dubai Post were taken over by the British administration after the independence of India and Pakistan.

07/01/1961 – The first definitive stamps of the Trucial States were issued in Dubai.   

1963 – 1964 – More post offices were opened in the other emirates (Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and  Fujairah).

01/08/1972 – A General Administration for posts was established under the Ministry of Communications.

01/01/1973 – The first definitive set of stamps bearing the name of the United Arab Emirates was issued.

30/03/1973 – The UAE joined the Universal Postal Union.

01/04/1985 – The General Postal Authority was established.

29/5/2001 – The Federal Law was issued, establishing the Emirates Corporation for Posts (Emirates Post).

16/09/2007    The Emirates Post Holding Group was established. 

To commemorate 100 years of postal services, Emirates Post has issued a set of commemorative stamps and a distinctive Souvenir