Wednesday, March 04, 2009

20 Arab Countries To Take Part in Philately Display

The Web site reports that stamps from 20 Arab countries will be showcased at the Second Arab Stamp Exhibition being held at Wafi Centre, Dubai, from March 5 to 9, 2009.

The event was organized by Emirates Post and Emirates Philatelic Association. Postal corporations from Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Yemen, Palestine, Sudan, Djibouti and the UAE, are taking part in this major event in the world of philately according to the article.

The exhibition coincides with the start of the centenary celebrations of Emirates Post, one of the oldest postal corporations in the region.

The article goes on to say, "The event is designed to give a boost to the hobby of stamp-collecting, which is the world's most popular hobby, but is still in its infancy in Arab countries."

Ebrahim Bin Karam, CEO of Emirates Post is quoted as saying, "Through this exhibition, we want to expose the people of the region to the exciting hobby of philately which has a large following globally. We are confident this event will provide the right spark to ignite interest in philately among the younger generation."

For more information on the Second Arab Stamp Exhibiton, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM