Sunday, 20 December 2015

UAE - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Dawlat al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah

The United Arab Emirates (Arabic: دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎ ) sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located in the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran. In 2013, the UAE's total population was 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million are Emirati citizens and 7.8 million are expatriates.
Established in December 1971, the country is a federation of seven emirates. The constituent emirates are Abu Dhabi (which serves as the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. Each emirate is governed by an absolute monarch; together, they jointly form the Federal Supreme Council. One of the monarchs is selected as the President of the United Arab Emirates. 

These beautiful covers from UAE sent by my good friend Wafa from Dubai. Usually it is difficult to get good postmark on covers even from their philatelic bureau. But I have seen some perfect postmark from Dubai international Airport Post office. She went to the philatelic bureau and get cancelled on covers and posted to me. Thank You Wafa for the perfect covers and stamps.

Usually on UAE stamps they write 'United Arab Emirates' in expanded form. Here you can see the stamp has its short form 'UAE' . I found it special, so my friend Wafa helped me to get them on covers. Thanks again Wafa.

These covers with nice Tortoise stamps related to Bu Tinah Island of UAE, which is a Natural Reserve of UAE. This is an uninhabited and restricted area with rare fauna. The just above cover is with Arab Postal Day 2012 stamps, which I collected all participated countries. Thanks again Wafa for the special gift.

These covers sent by another good friend Ahmad . He tried to get clear postmarks on the envelopes , unfortunately it spoiled the beauty of the stamps and cover due to improper punching. Still The stamps are colorful and yummy, the cover become one of the favorite in my collection. These stamps are gifted by Wafa, but I haven't prepared on covers in the first time. Thank You Ahmad for the nice cover.

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