FIFA U-20 World Cup – Stamps of UAE-2003

FIFA U-20 World Cup – Stamps of UAE-2003

The FIFA U-20 World Cup is a biennial football World Championships organised by FIFA for U-20 male players. It was first held in 1977 in Tunisia. Until 2005 it was known as FIFA World Youth Championships.

The 22nd edition of FIFA U-20 World Cup will be held in Poland from 23 May to 15 Jun 2019. The 2017 edition held in South Korea and England won the Cup beating Venezuela in the Finals.

The 2003 edition was held in UAE and was known as FIFA World Youth Championships. EMIRATES 2003 was won by Brazil defeating Spain 1-0 in the Finals. It was the 14th edition of the Cup.

United Arab Emirates released a Postage stamp on 09 Sep 2003 to commemorate this event.

FIFA 2003 YOUTH CSHIPS
FIFA WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2003 – STAMPS OF UAE

Traditional Houses in UAE – Stamps of UAE 2003

Traditional Houses in UAE – Stamps of UAE 2003

A set of Four beautiful stamps on Traditional houses in UAE was issued on 20 Oct 2003.

The Four stamps feature

50 fils – Al Areesh (Palm Frond)-It is built with Palm trunks and Jndal wood and has a Square shape. The design of Coastal house was different from those Inland. On the coast fronds were removed to allow ventilation while inlands fronds were placed in such a way to block hot air. The height may reach upto 10 feet.

175 fils -Al Teen (Mud House) – The origin is not known but construction became common in 20th Century .It is built with cone shaped bricks made of mud & straw.The number of rooms was determined by land available.Many corridors were built and height may reach 12 feet.The roof was made of palm trunks ,mud and jandal wood.

275 fils – Al Saff (Pebbles House)– It is buit in rectangular shape of Pebbles,stone and mud and its height may reach 8 to 9 feet depending on requirements. It is common in eastern areas. The roof is made of Palm trunks and mud mixed with straw.

325 fils- Al Shaar (Tent House) – It is built from Goat fur and sheep wool mixed ,woven and twisted into round shape. This type of house is usually built in deserts by Bedouins.The height is between 7 to 8 feet. Ropes,Pillars and Sticks are used in construction of this type of house.

A First Day Cover is listed.

UAE HOUSES
STAMPS ON TRADITIONAL HOUSES IN UAE – 2003