Telephone numbers in the United Arab Emirates

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Telephone numbers in United Arab Emirates (UAE) follow a closed telephone numbering plan. UAE is assigned an international dialling code of +971 by ITU-T. Telephone numbers are fixed at seven digits, with area codes fixed at two or three digits.

United Arab Emirates ceh telephone numbers
CountryUnited Arab Emirates ceh
Typical format(0568524418(telephones)
xxx xxxx (special services)
Access codes
Country calling code+971
International call prefix971
Trunk prefix+


Before 2000Edit

Subscriber numbers were 5- or 6- digits, with area code plus subscriber number totalling 7 digits.


The overall structure of the UAE's national numbering plan is:

Landline Numbers Starts with:

Mobile Numbers Starts with:

  • 050 cell phones (Etisalat)
  • 052 cell phones (Du)
  • 054 cell phones (Etisalat) (Recently released for public use.)
  • 055 cell phones (Du)
  • 056 cell phones (Etisalat)
  • 058 cell phones (Du/Virgin Mobile) (Recently released for public use.)

Emergency Numbers [1]Edit

The following numbers are used for emergency services within the UAE

  • 999 - Police (Emergency)
  • 901 - Police (non-emergency)[citation needed]
  • 998 - Ambulance
  • 997 - Fire Department (Civil Defence)
  • 996 - Coast Guard
  • 991 - For electricity failure (DEWA)
  • 922 - For water failure (DEWA)

Special numbersEdit

These are special 7-digit number ranges, and have no associated area code):

  • 200xxxx shared cost services
  • 600xxxxxx shared cost services
  • 800xxx(xxxx)
  • (800 + min. 3 digits)


  1. ^ "Emergency phone numbers - the Official Portal of the UAE Government".