Communication in Dubai

Etisalat Tower

Dubai City's telephone providers are Etisalat and Du Telecoms. Public phones are available throughout Dubai both coins and phone cards operated. The international code for UAE is 00971 or +971. Cheap call rates apply from 1-4PM and during Fridays and public holidays.

Phone cards are available from grocery stores, DU retail shops, etisalat retail shops, bookstores and authorized dealers.

Sim cards are available once you arrive at Dubai International Airport. Temporary or visitors mobile packages are available for both Etisalat and DU Telecoms. Just present your passport copy or UAE driving license.

DU Telecoms Visitors Mobile Line
You may purchase your DU sim card at Marhaba counters at Dubai Airport or visit any DU shops or authorised dealers in Dubai and UAE exchange outlet. DU number starts with +971-055 For more information you may visit (

DU Operator Services
Self-care service - 135
Customer care (free of charge) - 155
Directory inqueries - 199
Voicemail - 161
Videomail - 162
Missed call alert - 163

Etisalat's Ahlan Visitors Mobile Package
This sim card package costs AED 60.00 and will be activated immediately upon purchase. You can subscribe Ahlan Package from Etisalat booth at Dubai airport, at Dubai Duty free. You may also visit the nearest Etisalat Service Center or authorized retailers.For more information please visit (

Etisalat Operator Services
Customer care center - 101
Current Balance balance inquery - 121 or *121#
Recharge Ahlan account - 120

Abu dhabi / Al Ain - 02
Ajman / Sharjah / Umm Al Quwain - 06
Al Aweer / Dubai - 04
Fujairah / Kalba / Khor Fakkan - 09
Ras Al Khaimah - 07

Dubai Central Post office is located n Karama and open from 7.30AM to 9PM. Red post collection boxes are anywhere in Dubai. You can buy stamps from your hotel or petrol stations and drop you mail. All mails are collected in the morning and evening.

Post Offices in Dubai
Dubai Central Post Office - 04-3371500
Jumeirah Post Office - 04-3442706
Trade Center Post Office - 04-3313306
Dubai Airport Post Office (24-hours) - 04-2164994

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