At Just AED 3, You Can Buy The New Al Wathba Fossil Dunes Stamp; Details Here

Al Wathba Fossil Dunes stamp unveiled by Emirates Post Group.

by Deeplata Garde
At Just AED 3, You Can Buy The New Al Wathba Fossil Dunes Stamp; Details Here

Emirates Post Group Company (EPG) has collaborated with the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) for a special project. It has unveiled a commemorative stamp featuring the Al Wathba Fossil Dunes Reserve in Abu Dhabi. This joint initiative is a visual celebration of the captivating natural beauty of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi It celebrates the rich, diverse natural heritage of the United Arab Emirates. Have a look at the newly unveiled stamp of the Al Watbha Fossil Dunes.

A Stamp Series To Showcase Abu Dhabi’s Nature

The newly released stamp is part of an ongoing series dedicated to the country’s natural reserves. It’s all set to emphasise the nation’s dedication to preserving its unique environment. It echoes EPG’s strong commitment to sustainability. Also, it talks about the protection of natural ecosystems, aligning with broader efforts towards environmental conservation.

Al Wathba Fossil Dunes, A Natural Wonder


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The Al Wathba Fossil Dunes Reserve serves as a testament to the UAE’s commitment to preserving its natural wonders and promoting ecotourism. It is situated 45 kilometres east of Abu Dhabi. Overall, it covers a vast seven square kilometres. The reserve is home to over 1,700 fossil dunes, a unique feature making it the first of its kind in the UAE and the wider West Asia region. Notably, it holds the highest concentration of fossil dunes in a single location in Abu Dhabi.

Geological Significance and Recognition

The reserve is internationally recognized as a geological monument by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Also, the reserve is on its way to achieving UNESCO Global Geopark status. Geologists believe these fossil dunes were formed during the Ice Age around 120 thousand years ago. It offers a fascinating glimpse into the Earth’s ever-changing natural world. The distinct shapes of these formations in the Al Wathba area result from the intricate interplay between wind force and sediment supply.

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Stamping History With A Piece of UAE’s Natural Heritage

The Al Wathba Fossil Dunes stamp joins the prestigious collection of postal editions curated by EPG. Available at all Emirates Post’s Customer Happiness Centres and online at their official website. This stamp allows individuals to own a tangible piece of the UAE’s rich natural history. It serves as a reminder of the nation’s commitment to preserving its environmental treasures for future generations.

Cover Image Courtesy: Emirates Post Shop/Website

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