The first stamp issued for use in what is now Saudi Arabia dates back to 1334H (1916G). Following the unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and oil discovery, the Directorate of Postal Businesses was established in 1354H (1935G). Up to 1373H (1953G) the postal services were under the responsibility of the Post, Telegraph and Telephone Department, after which the services were transferred to the Ministry of Transportation and renamed Transportation Ministry Agency of Wire, Wireless and Postal Affairs.
Saudi Arabia joined the Universal Postal Union in 1348H (1929G). Saudi Arabia is the second Arab country to issue regular and memorial postal stamps. Since the first five-year development plan commenced in 1390H (1970G), Postal service in Saudi Arabia has witnessed quantitative and qualitative developments. After the General Directorate of Post was formed in 1392H (1972G), the service got its first independent budget. The Ministry of Post, Telegraph and Telephone was established by Royal Order No 236/O in 8/10/1395H (14/10/1975G). The Saudi Council of Ministers issued a decision on 29/3/1423H (10/6/2002G) converting the General Directorate of Post into a public corporation operating on the lines of the private sector.
At the start of 1426H (2005H), a number of steps were taken at Saudi Postal Corporation, such as establishing new departments, launching new services and announcing the new project to provide postal addresses (Almohaded) and ensure post delivery to business and residential areas.Less...
Saudi Post Building,
King Abdulaziz Road,
Al Aamal Area,
P.O. Box 8228