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Cell Phone Dialing Guide

Calling Examples
Fixed line to Mobile Phone Mobile Phone to Fixed Line Mobile Phone to
Mobile Phone

Local Calls
Dial the mobile phone number

Example
A call from a fixed line in Abu Dhabi to a mobile phone in Abu Dhabi:
0 + nine-digit mobile phone number

Local Calls
Dial the local number

Example
A call from a mobile phone in Abu Dhabi to a fixed line in Abu Dhabi:
Dial the seven-digit local number

Local Calls
Dial the mobile phone prefix* + remainder of mobile phone number

Example
A call from a mobile phone in Abu Dhabi to a mobile phone in Abu Dhabi:
0 + nine-digit mobile phone number

Long Distance
Dial the mobile phone number

Example
A call from a fixed line in Abu Dhabi to a mobile phone in Dubai:
0 + nine-digit mobile phone number

Long Distance
Dial United Arab Emirates's DAC + area code + seven-digit local number

Example
A call from a mobile phone in Abu Dhabi to a fixed line in Dubai:
0 + (4) + seven-digit local number

Long Distance
Dial the mobile phone prefix* + remaining seven digits of mobile phone number

Example
A call from a mobile phone in Abu Dhabi to a ETISALAT mobile phone in Dubai:
0 + nine-digit mobile phone number 

International Calls
Dial United Arab Emirates' IAC + country code of country being dialed + area code or mobile phone prefix + mobile phone number**

Example
A call from a fixed line in United Arab Emirates to a mobile phone in San Francisco, US:
00 + [1] + (415) + seven-digit mobile phone number**

International Calls
Dial United Arab Emirates' IAC + country code of country being dialed + area code + mobile phone number**

Example
A call from a mobile phone in United Arab Emirates to a fixed line in San Francisco, US:
00 + [1] + (415) + seven-digit local number**

International Calls
Dial United Arab Emirates' IAC + country code of country being dialed + area code or mobile phone prefix + mobile phone number**

Example
A call from a mobile phone in United Arab Emirates to a mobile phone in San Francisco, US:
00 + [1] + (415) + seven-digit mobile phone number**

*Each carrier uses a unique carrier code/mobile phone prefix. See list below.

**Calling a mobile phone number or fixed line in some countries from outside those countries may require a different procedure from the one shown here. Refer to the Cell Phone Dialing Guide or Dialing Guide for the country you are calling.

Basic Calling Information

  • Mobile phone numbers in United Arab Emirates contain nine digits and always start with "5". The first two digits indicate the cellular network to which the number belongs:
    50 - ETISALAT
    55 - Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC
  • When calling mobile phone numbers within United Arab Emirates, dial the Domestic Access Code ("0") before the area code. Do not dial this access code when calling from another country.
  • When making an international call to a mobile phone in United Arab Emirates, dial UAE country code [971] + nine-digit mobile phone number.