United Arab Emirates Communication


The country code is 971. The mobile phone network uses the GSM technology (as in Europe and Africa) and use is widespread.


The official language is Arabic, and English is the lingua franca. As the UAE was a British protectorate, most locals would have learnt English in school and would know at least basic English. Hindi or Urdu is another language widely spoken and understood.


Internet cafés are fairly common in the larger cities, and web censorship is at times odd but rarely obtrusive. Most people use a VPN Service to bypass local Internet restrictions in UAE.