How to Call United Arab Emirates Phone Numbers

Country phone codes

+971 is the country calling code assigned to the United Arab Emirates by the International Telecommunication Union. All of the country’s telephone numbers are also designated by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the United Arab Emirates Government.

So if you’re calling the United Arab Emirates, the number should start with:

+971 12-345-6789

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Other Important Information about the United Arab Emirates

Prefix

A prefix is simply the set of numbers that come before the country and area codes of a telephone number. United Arab Emirates telephone numbers are made up of 11 numbers split into groups of 3. So if you’re going to make a call to the United Arab Emirates using a mobile phone, you should dial country code+area code+7-digit number. Some of the common area codes in the United Arab Emirates include Abu Dhabi (02), Dubai (04) and Al Ain (03).

Location Country Code Landline Area Code Landline Number
Abu Dhabi +971 (2) 123 4567
Dubai +971 (4) 123 4567
Al Ain +971 (3) 123 4567

So if you’re making a call to Abu Dhabi, dial +971 2 123 4567.

Network coverage

Network coverage is readily available across the United Arab Emirates.

4G coverage

4G LTE connection is readily available across the country, but quality highly depends on the mobile operator.

International Roaming

Available at over 50 destinations, you can count on us to keep you connected even when you’re not in home soil. 
We know how difficult it can be to be far from home and the family for a long time. We can only wish to talk to them non-stop day and night. But we also know that the more we spend time with calls and texts overseas, the bigger the expenses can get. Read more

Top Mobile SIM network in the United Arab Emirates

Here are the top mobile SIM networks in the United Arab Emirates:

Etisalat

DU

Top apps used to communicate

Here are the top apps mostly used for communication in the United Arab Emirates:

WhatsApp

WhatsApp

Telegram

Telegram

Emergency phone numbers

Here are the 4 most important emergency numbers to take note of when visiting the United Arab Emirates:

ambulance service

998 for ambulance service

fire

997 for fire

police

911 for police

warning

999 for the national emergency number.

Best Time to Call the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates observes Gulf Standard Time using the time offset of UTC+04.
Wherever you are in Australia, you can call the United Arab Emirates from the following time zones:

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

United Arab Emirates 2:00pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
12:00pm – 12:00am UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
1:00pm – 12:00am UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
3:00pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Norfolk Island Standard Time (NFT) Norfolk Island
11:00am – 11:00pm UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
10:00am – 9:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Daylight Savings Time (first Sunday in October – first Sunday in April)

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

United Arab Emirates 3:00pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) New South Wales (except Broken Hill), Victoria, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory
2:00pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
12:00pm – 12:00am UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
2:30pm – 12:00am UTC+10:30 Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
1:30pm – 12:00am UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) Northern Territory
4:00pm – 12:00am UTC+12:00 Norfolk Island Daylight Time (NDT) Norfolk Island
11:00am – 11:00pm UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
10:00am – 10:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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