World Hearing Day

World Hearing Day is a campaign held each year by Office of Prevention of Blindness and Deafness of the World Health Organization (WHO). Activities take place across the globe and an event is hosted at the World Health Organization on March 3rd. The campaign’s objective is to share information and promote actions towards the prevention of hearing loss and improved hearing care. The first event … Continue reading World Hearing Day

United Arab Emirates Mi#1076 (2011)

United Arab Emirates – Michel #1076 (2011)

The United Arab Emirates (دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎‎ — Dawlat al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah), sometimes simply called the Emirates (الإمارات‎‎ — al-Imārāt) or the UAE, is a federal absolute monarchy — a federation of seven emirates established on December 2, 1971. It is is situated in the Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia … Continue reading United Arab Emirates – Michel #1076 (2011)

Sharjah - World Jamboree (1967)

Sharjah & Dependencies – 12th World Scout Jamboree (1968)

The Emirate of Sharjah (إمارة الشارقةّ — Imārat al-Shāriqa) is the third largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates, and is the only one to have land on both the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The emirate covers 1,000 square miles (2,590 square kilometers) which is equivalent to 3.3 per cent of the UAE’s total area, excluding the islands. It has a population of over … Continue reading Sharjah & Dependencies – 12th World Scout Jamboree (1968)

Dubai #123 (1970)

Dubai #123 (1970)

The Emirate of Dubai (إمارة دبيّ‎‎) is one of seven states, termed emirates, on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf which combined to form the United Arab Emirates on December 2, 1971. Before 1971, the UAE was known as the Trucial States (إمارات الساحل المتصالح‎‎), in reference to a nineteenth-century truce between the United Kingdom and several Arab sheikhs; the treaties established an informal protectorate by … Continue reading Dubai #123 (1970)

Ajman #C9 (1965)

Ajman #C9 (1965)

Ajman is the smallest of seven emirates, formerly known as the Trucial States, centrally located on the western coast of the present-day United Arab Emirates in eastern Arabia.  In 1948, the British Postal Agencies in Eastern Arabia were set up to provide postal services to countries in the region with mail processed in Dubai using stamps issued for the Trucial States.  The first post office … Continue reading Ajman #C9 (1965)