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Qasr al Hosn - 2013 S. Sheet

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TECHNICAL DETAILS
Name of the Issue Qasr Al Hosn 
Release Date
25 Nov 2013
Denominations AED1, 150 Fils, AED2, AED 3
Souvenir Sheet AED 8
Size 30x50 & 30x40 mm in sheets of 10 stamps 
Designer Emirates Post Group
Printing Method Lithographic + Gold Foiling
Printer Oriental Printing Press - Bahrain
Quantities Stamp 50,000 each/ S.Sheet 6000
 
Qasr Al Hosn 

 For nearly two centuries, Qasr Al Hosn has acted as the single most powerful symbol the region’s authority. The fort was originally designed to guard a water source and evolved into a magnificent structure that protected and served the entire community for centuries. 

Qasr Al Hosn ignited the region’s development whilst at the same time safeguarding its future. The fort was home to the royal family for generations and played host to dignitaries from across the globe. It outer surface was a sight to behold, made form a smart arrangement of coral stones and finally covered with a render made from lime, local sand and crushed sea shells. Due to the shell’s reflective effect, the fort’s walls would sparkle in the sun, offering a welcome costal navigational tool for the region’s many merchants. 

Qasr Al Hosn was then and is now firmly rooted in the hearts of the people and created to serve that community