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|United Arab Emirates||+971|
Area Code: 1-2 digits Subscriber Number: 7-9 digits Trunk Prefix: 0 International Prefix: 00
Domestic dialling of mobile numbers now require the full number sequence, including leading '0' - 050 xxxxxxx or 055 xxxxxxx. The '0' is omitted for international calling into UAE.
Calls within a traditional geographic areas can still be completed by dialling only the subscriber number. Calls to other areas are completed as '0' + area code + subscriber number.
Area Code Number Range Place/service --------- ------------ ------------- 2 +971 2 xxxxxxx Abu Dhabi area 3 +971 3 xxxxxxx Al Ain area 4 +971 4 xxxxxxx Dubai area 50 +971 50 xxxxxxx mobile/wireless, Etilisat 55 +971 55 xxxxxxx mobile/wireless, future 6 +971 6 xxxxxxx West Coast area 7 +971 7 xxxxxxx Eas Al Khaimah area 9 +971 9 xxxxxxx East Coast areaSpecial 7-digit number ranges (no associated area code):
200xxxx shared cost services 300xxxx future use 400xxxx shared revenue services 4004181 directory enquiries 4004444 internet access (Dial Up - internet subscribers) 500xxxx shared revenue/carrier use (internet access, other services) 5005555 internet access (Dial 'N Surf - for casual non-subscribers) 600xxxx shared revenue services (television quiz) 700xxxx shared revenue services 800xxxx freephone numbers 900xxxx shared revenue services (premium/900)For example, Etisalat business office may be reached by +971 4004101 (domestic short code is 101).
Sources: Etisalat, TRA announcement (7 September 2006, via ITU)
Many areas of 2-digit area codes will be changed to 1-digit area codes plus 7-digit subscriber numbers.
Previously, subscriber numbers were 5 or 6 digits, with area code plus subscriber number totalling 7 digits.
Details on timing, conversion digits, etc. - check with Etisalat.
See also documents (Word format) from ITU numbering page (October 2006) and ITU numbering page (April 2007).
For some mobile numbers, the area code plus subscriber number totals 9 digits, such as +971 50x xxx xxx (information from Jeff Steele).
An article in the Al-Twasul News Letter (Issue 11) described:
1) a special regional dialling link between the communities of Al Ain and Buraimi,
2) special Internet access number, and
3) 600xxxx mass calling exchange.
(article link no longer available)