Jumeirah Archaeological Sites were first excavated in 1969. This site dates back to 9th & 11th Century AD, today owned and managed by Dubai Cultural and Arts Society. Pottery, tools and Coins unearthed here are displayed in Dubai Museum. It is a tourist attraction.
World Post Day is celebrated on 09 Oct every year on Anniversary of UPU which started in 1874. The First World Post Day was celebrated on 09 Oct 1969. The United Arab Emirates issued two stamps to mark World Post Day in 2010.
The Qasr al Hosn also known as White Fort or Old Fort was built in 1761 as a conical watchtower to defend the only freshwater well in Abu Dhabi Island. The tower was expanded as a small fort in 1793 by the then ruler and became the residence of Sheikh.It remained Emir’s Palace (hence the name Qasr al Hosn meaning Palace Fort) and seat of Government till 1966.
It is the oldest stone building in Abu Dhabi capital of UAE and now houses the Abu Dhabi cultural foundation where research on UAE history,archaeology,architecture is done. It has a museum displaying artifacts,pictures and weapons related to regions history.It was designated as World Heritage site in 1976. Qasr al Hosn festival is held here annually.
UAE issued a set of four stamps to commemorate the more than 250 years of this historic Fort. The stamps were issued on 25 Nov 2013.