Abu Dhabi Postal History

Abu Dhabi postal history can be divided into three different periods, British, Independent, and UAE postal administration. During the year 1959, there was an arrangement for providing a mail service for the several hundred oil company employees on the Das Island. The company keeps a supply of British stamps overprinted “BAHRAIN” and sends the mail ready stamped to the British Postal Superintendent in Bahrain where it is cancelled there with Bahrain cancels and sent it from there to its destination.