Postal service was established in Abu Dhabi on 30 March 1963 and used the issues of the British Postal Agencies in Eastern Arabia (listed under Oman in Scott's Standard Postage Stamp Catalog) until 29 March 1964. These issues continued to be valid for postage until the end of 1966. From 30 March 1964 to 31 July 1972, the shaikhdom issued stamps and postal stationery in its own name. Abu Dhabi joined the United Arab Emirates on 2 December 1971. From 1 August 1972 to 31 December 1972, the shaikhdom used Abu Dhabi stamps overprinted UAE in both English and Arabic. From 1 January 1973 to the present, Abu Dhabi began to use and continues to use the stamps and postal stationery of the United Arab Emirates.
United Arab Emirates Index
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