Emirates 2022 World Stamp Exhibition, the first international philatelic exhibition in the region, hosted by Emirates Post Group and the Emirates Philatelic Association, kicked off today (Wednesday, January 19, 2022) at the Dubai Exhibition Centre in the Expo 2020 site in the presence of H.E Mohammed Al Murr, Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation, Abdulla Mohammed Alashram, Group CEO of Emirates Post Group and Abdulla Mohammed Khoory, President, Emirates Philatelic Association. .
Recognizing the significance of the first of its kind exhibition, Emirates Post Group has also issued a stamp to commemorate Emirates 2022 World Stamp Exhibition at the opening ceremony.
Aimed at fostering positive collaborations among collectors, dealers, and philatelists, the first of eight global philatelic events in 2022, the Emirates 2022 World Stamp Exhibition, is attracting the attention of philately enthusiasts in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, America and Oceania and postal administrations from the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab region.
Abdulla Mohammed Alashram, Group CEO of Emirates Post Group, stated: “We are proud of organizing this distinctive global exhibition in collaboration with the Emirates Philatelic Association to feature unique postage stamps and highlight the extensive history of the postal sector. This exhibition is a milestone in the history of philately in the UAE, which also coincides with the year of the 50th celebrations. It is vital that we promote the culture of philately, and we are pleased to receive an astounding response from visitors across the world.
Alashram, added: “As an organization committed to initiatives that emphasize the nation’s cultural traditions and values, we see this as an opulent occasion of cultural exchange. It is highly rewarding to witness the vibrant participation of philatelic enthusiasts who are keen on growing their knowledge about postage stamps, as well as exhibitors showcasing their rare collections of postage stamps.”
Abdulla Mohammed Khoory, President, Emirates Philatelic Association, said: “The response towards the first of its kind international philatelic exhibition in the region is tremendous, and visitors were also eager to explore the rare exhibits. We are also proud of associating with Emirates Post Group to organize this outstanding exhibition which will in turn, create extensive impacts in philately. The idea to organize a global event to enhance the awareness about philatelic culture is notable, as study and collection of stamps reflect the history of a nation, its culture and people.”
The exhibition organized in conjunction with Expo 2020 supports efforts aimed at enhancing the UAE’s position as an innovative hub and ensures future-readiness. By hosting this remarkable philatelic event, EPG is highlighting the rich heritage of the nation, honouring archaeological discoveries, and documenting the historical events for future generations.