Letters are the only way of communication in the earlier times. Now there are a number of means of communications developed like email, chat, social networking and mobiles. Let’s discuss about the P.O box (postal box) in Dubai. P.O boxes are mostly seen in the post office itself or near to the post office. It is also known as a mailbox.
Every location has a post office for the people belonging to that location. It is a traditional way of service, but even today people are using it. Emirates consist of 106 post offices. In the Emirates, mail is not delivered to our personal address. It will delivered by post office to the P.O Box. Employees will give their company P.O Box number for the personal mail. Emirates post has the facility of home delivery of mails. But there is a charge for the home delivery. In some places in Dubai there is an option to fix a post box outside of your home.
Documents required for the Emirates P.O Box Membership:
- Passport copy with residency stamp
- Two passport size photographs (It must be valid for at least 6 months)
- A completed form you will find from the post office. (In completed forms will not be evaluated)
There is also a facility to apply online. If you want to apply online, please click the following link: https://www.epg.ae/postbox/
P.O Box Rental Rates
The payments of P.O box for individuals and companies are different, now we will take a look on that. For individuals, the annual rent is 250 AED per year. For companies annual rent is 550 AED per year.
Procedures for the Registration of Emirates P.O box:
The documents and the required fees should be submitted to the post office near to you and you will get the keys for the box. New applications will be accepted at anytime but renewal is done only in January.
We can get an application form from the post office or you can download it from the Website of Empost. For convenience just choose the post office that is near to your residence or your office. If you hire a new P.o Box in another location you will end up with a new P.O Box number. If you want to download the application form, please click the following link. You will find an option to download the form : http://www.emiratespost.ae/content/english/bundle-main-eng.jsp
Services of Emirates Post
Emirates post offers the service of picking up the mail from your box and delivering mails to you, without any extra payments. Each P.O Box has some efficient services like free domestic courier coupons, mail bags etc. They will make sure that they provide good services to you according to the value of money that you have given.
Post Office Opening Hours
The post offices are closed on Fridays and most of the public holidays. Larger branches open from 9am to 1pm, and post offices in Dubai shopping centres’ are open from 5pm to 9pm.
Dubai International Airport post office is open 24 hours a day. News papers carry all the news about post office daily. The mails will be collected from the p.o boxes 24/7, but collection of parcels or some other packets depends upon the post office timings.
Normal working hours are from Saturday to Thursday.
- Saturdays-Thursdays : 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Fridays : 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
24 Hours working post offices
The post offices in the Departure terminal in the Dubai international airport and the Emarat petrol station on Al Wasl Rd in Dubai (near the jumeriah post office) is open 24 hours and has some postal service.
Emirates Post Office Dubai Contact
Emirates Post office Tel 600-565555 in the UAE Email firstname.lastname@example.org