It’s said that the biggest fear one has it that of public peaking. For me, my biggest fear is not having cellular service, and not being able to connect while on the go.

United Arab Emirates Phone photo

Photo by Sarah_Ackerman

So, how does one connect while in United Arab Emirates

Some quick tips to staying connected while on the go:
By phone The country code is 971. The mobile phone network uses the GSM technology (as in Europe and Africa) and use is widespread. There are internet cafes in the major towns.

The format for dialing is: +971-#-### ####, where the first “#” designates the area code. Key area codes include Dubai (4), Sharjah (6) and Abu Dhabi (2). Calls to mobile phones use the operator’s area codes: (50/56) for Etisalat and (55) for Du. Like other countries, when dialing locally, “00” is used to access an international number (and followed by the country code) and “0” is used to access a national number (followed by the area code).

Other tips on staying connected while in United Arab Emirates? Please add your comments and tips.