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IDD is available to and from all states.

Country dialing code : 971

Outgoing international code in Abu Dhabi : 00

Area codes

 Abu Dhabi - 2
 Ajman, Sharjah and Umm al Qaiwain - 6
 Al Ain - 3
 Dubai - 4
 Fujairah - 9
 Jebel Ali - 4
 Ras al-Khaimah - 7

There local telephone network is of high standard. Calls within each state are free.

Mobile telephone Networks

Operates on GSM 900 network. Network operator ETISALAT (web site: www.etisalat.co.ae).


ETISALAT offices provide service. All hotels provide facilities.


Cyber cafés offer access to Internet and e-mail services. ISP's include Emirates Telecommunication (web site: www.emirates.net.ae).


Service is operated by ETISALAT, with offices throughout the Emirates and also at main post offices.


Airmail letters and parcels take approximately five days to reach Europe.

Press and Media

The English-language daily newspapers include Gulf News, Khaleej Times and Emirates News. Foreign dailies are on sale in hotel bookshops and supermarkets.


BBC World Service and Voice of America can be heard. Frequencies do change from time to time. The most up-to-date can be found online.