How to call the United Arab Emirates from the USA & Canada:

011 - 971 - phone number

* Use also to TEXT United Arab Emirates numbers. ** 011971 and +971 often work interchangeably from cell phones.

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Current time in the United Arab Emirates: 6:25 AM, February 25, 2024

Calling the UAE explained:

  • 011 - international prefix; dial first when calling abroad from the US or Canada
  • 971 - Country Code for United Arab Emirates
  • Phone Number (remove initial 0):
    • fixed - 8 digits, area code included
    • cell phones - 9 digits
  • example call from the United States or from Canada to a landline in Dubai: 011 971 4 ??? ????

Cell phone numbers:

  • geographic area codes not needed to reach United Arab Emirates cell phones
  • dialing format valid for calls and text messages: 011 971 5? ??? ????

Area codes:

Add to landline numbers only!
Abu Dhabi 2 Fujairah 9 Ras Al Khaimah 7
Ajman 6 Hatta 4 Ruwais 2
Al Ain 3 Lihbab 4 Sharjah 6
Dubai 4 Madinat Zayed 2 Umm-Al Quwain 6

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