Communications in Dubai


Public Telephones
Public telephones in Dubai take coins and pre-paid phone cards. The Telecommunications provider in Dubai is Etisalat - Emirates Telecommunications Corporation.

Dialling Telephone and Mobile Numbers in Dubai
The local city code for Dubai is 04 and if you are making an international call to Dubai, you would dial Country Code: 971, City Code: 4 and then the Tele/Fax number. To dial a Mobile Number from within the UAE, you dial 050 and then the number. If you are dialling a mobile phone number anywhere in the UAE from outside of the UAE, you would dial, Country Code: 971, City Code: 50 and the the Mobile Number.

Phone Cards
Phone cards are available from bookstores, grocery stores, etisalat offices and are of denominations of Dhs 30 upwards.

Operator Services

Service English Arabic
Directory Enquiry Services 181 181
Call Bookings & Enquiry 151 151
Fault Reporting 171 171
Clock/Time Enquiries 140 141
Operator Assistance 100 100
Phogram/Telegram Enquiries 130 131

Other UAE Local Dialling Codes

Emirate Code
Abu Dhabi 02
Ajman 06
Al Ain 02
Aweer 04
Fujairah 09
Jebel Ali 04
Kalba 09
Khor Fakkan 09
Masafi 09
Ras Al Khaimah 07
Sharjah 06
Umm Al Quwain 06


Khaleej Times and Gulf News are the 2 main English Newspapers in Dubai. They regularly print supplements and a weekend magazine with the Friday issue.

Post Offices

Post Offices are normally open between 8am and 5 pm on Saturday through Thursday.
Post Offices Code
Dubai Central Post Office 337-1500
Jumeirah Post Office 337-1500
Mumtaz Speed Post 337-1243

24-hour Postal Services are also available at the following Emarat Petrol stations in Dubai - Safa Park, Al Garhoud, Al Wasl Road and Al Diyafah Street. You can buy stamps and mail letters and parcels at these petrol stations. You can also, hire large PO Boxes for Dhs 200 per year and small PO Boxes for Dhs 150 per year.

Other Mail Services

Courier services are available from all major courier companies - DHL, Fedex, UPS, TNT and TCS.

Internet Cafes

Name Location Timings Tel. No.
Al Jalssa Internet Cafe Al Ain Centre, Bur Dubai 9am - 1am 3514617
Al Cafe Metropolitan Hotel, Shk. Zayed Road 10am - 12am 3430000
Back Street Cafe Metropolitan Palace Hotel 9am - 1am 2276248
C@fe Net Al Sharafi Centre, Karama 9am - 1am 3969111
Citi Dot Com The Lobby, Atrium Centre (Bank Street), Bur Dubai 9am - 2am 3593434
Digital Office Moosa Tower I, Shk. Zayed Road 24 Hours 3328880
E-mail Internet Cafe Al Attar Centre, Karama 8:30am - 3am 3356353
F1 (Formula One) Net Cafe Palm Strip Shopping Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road 10am - 10pm 3451232
Image Cyber Center (Computer Games) Beach Centre, Jumeirah 10am - 11pm 3442602
inet Centre B-1 Floor, Hamarain Centre 10am - 12am 2669684
Internet Cafe Al Diyafah Street, Satwa 9am - 10pm (Sat-Thurs), 4pm - 10pm (Fridays) 3453441
Online@thetowers Emirates Towers Boulevard, Shk. Zayed Road 8am - 12am 3300000
Star Net Cafe Karama Centre, Karama 8am - 1:30am 3340881
The Browse House Cafe Shk. Zayed Road 9am - 3am 3439817
The Coffee Bean The Aviation Club, Al Garhoud 7am - 11pm 2824122
The Hub (Computer Games) Emirates Towers Boulevard, Shk. Zayed Road 3pm - 10pm 3300000
WorldNet Internet Cafe Holiday Centre, Shk. Zayed Road, 1st Floor 10am - 11pm 3322913
World Systems Computer Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road, Bur Dubai 9am - 2am 3939997

Etisalat Risala - SMS Facilies

Etisalat offers a quick way to communicate via SMS

SMS 2 Fax:
Type messages upto 60 charecters in the message feild. In the number feild, enter (01) (area code) (fax number). Press send.
At present this facility is available within UAE only. Each message is charged at 30 fils

SMS 2 E-mail:
In the message feild type the e-mail address then a space, then the subject, space and then your message. In the number feild enter the number 222 and press send.
SMS to any E-mail address all over the world at 160 charecters including E-mail address, subject and message. Each message is charged 30 fils.

SMS 2 Mobile:
Type message upto 160 charecters in the message feild. In the number feild enter the mobile number. Pres send
SMS to any mobile within UAE and all countries. Within UAE 30 fils, international 90 fils.

For further details or assistance, please call 101 or visit

Internet Access for Visitors

Etisalat offers a Dial 'N' Surf service, that is ideal for visitors to Dubai/UAE or for occasional users who wish to browse the Internet. It allows easy access by eliminating the need for any service subscription or documentation. All you have to do is dial 500 5333 and get connected.

Service Charges:
The Dial 'N' Surf is priced at Dhs 15 fils/minute and is charged directly to the telephone you are using to connect to the Internet.
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