Communications in the U.A.E.

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Other Languages Spoken
Persian, Urdu and Hindi in relation with expatriate communities.
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Quality of Communications
The telephone network of Emirates is excellent. Local calls are free and you can call 150 countries. The entire territory is covered with the third generation mobile telephony services. Etisalat company offers 50, 100, 200 and 500 dirham cards for international calls from mobile phones.
Telephone Codes
To Make a Call From the United Arab Emirates, Dial 00
To Make a Call to in the United Arab Emirates, Dial +971
Number of Digits of National Telephone Numbers
On the whole 9 is the regional code followed by 7 digits. Take care for overseas calls - 0 must be removed, which always precedes the regionalcode.
Mobile Telephone Standards
National Mobile Phone Operators
There are just two: Etisalat and DU ( Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company).

Availability of Internet

Internet Suffix
National Internet Access Providers
Etisalat and DU
Access in Public Places
There are many cybercafes in Emirates where one can surf on at a reasonable price. Etisalat company offers a wi-fi connection known by the name i zone accessible in majority of commercial areas and cafes of Dubai. The Dubai airport is equipped with a wi-fi access.
Access in Hotels
Most of the big hotels offer wi-fi connections. Medium range hotels also generally have internet access.

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