The first post office opened in the emirate of Abu Dhabi on 30/03/1963. It was a postal agency under British Mail, until 31/12/1966, when the government of Abu Dhabi took charge of its postal services. During 1963-1964, a post office was opened in each of the emirates of Sharjah - Ajman – Umm Al Quwain – Ras Al Khaimah - Fujairah. These post offices were linked to Dubai Post Office for receiving and dispatching private mail through Dubai Airport.
When the formation of the United Arab Emirates on 2nd of December 1971, postal services were integrated, under Federal Decree No. (8) of 1972, which led to the establishment of General Directorate of Postal Services to manage postal items, provide postal services in the different Emirates, and issue stamps in the name of the UAE, instead of individual Emirates. The first postage stamp under UAE was issued in January 1973.
Emirates Post Group manages the long-term and medium-term planning of its subsidiaries that consist of Wall Street Exchange Center and Electronic Documents.
The group also manages the two operational units: Emirates Post and Empost.
Emirates Post provides, in addition to core postal services such as Mailing and Parcels, plus a wide range of non-postal services, such as Government services, Financial services, Travel services and Utility Bill Payments services through a network over 115 post offices.
Benefits: Our vision is to be recognized for Innovative postal, logistics and financial services and solutions towards achieving leadership and customer happiness. And this goes hand in hand with UAE vision To be among the best countries in the world by 2021.