Telephone numbers in the United Arab Emirates

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

Telephone numbers in United Arab Emirates
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
Format0x xxx xxxx (landline)
05x xxx xxxx (mobile)
xxx xxxx (special services)
Access codes
Country code+971
International call prefix971
Trunk prefix0

Area CodesEdit

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 begin with:[1]

Mobile numbers begin 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 NumbersEdit

The following numbers are used for emergency services within the UAE:[2]

  • 999 - Police (Emergency)
  • 901 (in Dubai) - Police (Non-emergency)[3]
  • 998 - Ambulance
  • 997 - Fire Department (Civil Defence)
  • 996 - Coast Guard
  • 991 - Electricity failure (DEWA)
  • 922 - 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. ^ "Emirates plus Etihad equals neo-federal UAE".
  2. ^ "Emergency phone numbers - the Official Portal of the UAE Government".
  3. ^ "للحالات غير الطارئة" (PDF). (in English and Arabic). 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on September 20, 2022. Retrieved 24 April 2023.