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How to Call UAE from the U.S.

If you want to call United Arab Emirates but aren‘t totally sure what the fastest way to do so is, then you should give our “How to Call UAE” guide here a good look.

It will walk you through everything you need to know about calling UAE as well as the general rules regarding international dialing.

Ok, so to call UAE from the U.S., just follow these instructions:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. exit code.
  • Next dial 971, the UAE country code.
  • Then dial the 1-digit area code (see sample calling code list below), followed by the 7-digit phone number.
  • Here‘s what a U.S. to UAE sample call would look like: 011 + 971 + X + XXX XXXX

Need more help with how to call UAE?

Here is a list of some major city calling codes:

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

Still, just dialing isn‘t always enough. We know that seems crazy, but there are a lot of not-so-well known rules for international calling. Some of those may be tripping you up. Take a look:

Are your international calls totally blocked?

Without ever being informed, the cell phone you purchased may have come equipped with its own factory default settings, which most of the time means international calling is blocked until that setting is manually changed or the cell phone company overrides that status for you. Luckily that‘s fixed easily enough. Change the setting or ask your provider to do so for you.

Need area codes?

Because many international calling destinations have a dedicated or assigned beginner digit for all calls made to that nation, you can leave off the area code.

Truncate the trunk

Does the cell number you‘re dialing begin with a “0”? That‘s called a “trunk code,” and it‘s only to be used for calls within a few certain countries.


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