In Dubai, not all toll-free numbers are the same – while the number for your bank or restaurant delivery may seem to be toll-free, double-check. Depending on whether the hotline starts with an 800 or a 600, you may or may not be charged for the call.
800 Toll Free Service
Etisalat offers customers the option of calling an 800 number that is toll free. Usually, the ‘800-‘ is followed by three or more digits that are easy to remember. Whenever a UAE hotline begins with 800, you can rest assured that you will not be charged for the call, regardless of whether it is made from a landline or a mobile.
Etisalat’s ‘Service 600’ package is another option available to companies in the UAE. With this package, organisations can give their customers easy-to-remember numbers that are not toll-free. Depending on whether you are calling from a landline or a mobile, you will be charged normal call rates, and these charges can add up over time, especially if you are on hold for long.
Landline numbers in the UAE
No matter which telecom service provider you are using or which emirate you are calling in the UAE, landline to landline calls are free.
UAE landline codes are as follows:
02 – Abu Dhabi
03 – Al Ain
04 – Dubai
06 – Sharjah, Ajman and Umm al-Quwain
07 – Ras Al Khaimah
09 – Fujairah