Communication

Public Telephones
Public telephones in Dubai take coins and pre-paid phone cards. The Telecommunications provider in Dubai is Etisalat – Emirates Telecommunications Corporation –  http://www.etisalat.co.ae/
 
Dialling Telephone and Mobile Numbers in Dubai
The local city code for Dubai is 04 and if you are making an international call to Dubai, you would dial Country Code: 971, City Code: 4 and then the Tele/Fax number. To dial a Mobile Number from within the UAE, you dial 050 and then the number. If you are dialling a mobile phone number anywhere in the UAE from outside of the UAE, you would dial, Country Code: 971, City Code: 50 and the the Mobile Number.

Phone Cards
Phone cards are available from bookstores, grocery stores, etisalat offices and are of denominations of Dhs 25 upwards.
 

Operator Services | Service English Arabic
Directory Enquiry Services 181 181
Call Bookings & Enquiry 151 151
Fault Reporting 171 171
Clock/Time Enquiries 140 141
Operator Assistance 100 100
Phogram/Telegram Enquiries 130 131 
  
Other UAE Local Dialling Codes
Emirate Code
Abu Dhabi 02
Ajman 06
Al Ain 02
Aweer 04
Fujairah 09
Jebel Ali 04
Kalba 09
Khor Fakkan 09
Masafi 09
Ras Al Khaimah 07
Sharjah 06
Umm Al Quwain 06

Newspapers
Khaleej Times and Gulf News are the 2 main English Newspapers in Dubai. They regularly print supplements and a weekend magazine with the Friday issue. 
 
Post Offices
Post Offices are normally open between 8am and 5 pm on Saturday through Thursday.
Post Offices Code
Dubai Central Post Office 337-1500
Jumeirah Post Office 337-1500
Mumtaz Speed Post 337-1243

24-hour Postal Services are also available at the following Emarat Petrol stations in Dubai – Safa Park, Al Garhoud, Al Wasl Road and Al Diyafah Street. You can buy stamps and mail letters and parcels at these petrol stations. You can also, hire large PO Boxes for Dhs 200 per year and small PO Boxes for Dhs 150 per year.
 
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