Dubai's postal history may be divided into six periods. From 1909 to July 1947, Dubai used unoverprinted stamps and postal stationery of India. From August 1947 to 31 March 1948, Dubai used issues from Pakistan. From 1 April 1948 until 1961, Dubai used the stamps and postal stationery of the British Postal Agencies in Eastern Arabia (listed under Oman in Scott's Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue). From 1961 to 1963, Dubai used the stamps and postal stationery of the Trucial States. From 1963 to 1972, Dubai issued stamps and postal stationery under its own name. Dubai became a part of the United Arab Emirates December 2, 1971 and began to use the issues of the United Arab Emirates on 1 January 1973. Note: From 1 August 1972 to 31 December 1972, the post offices in Dubai sometimes sold Abu Dhabi issues overprinted with UAE in English and Arabic to meet shortages of various values. Covers with mixed UAE and Dubai issues are possible.
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