Dubai Mobile Phone Companies
Dubai has two main mobile companies that are governed by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority: Du and Etisalat. These companies offer different mobile service package including both prepaid and postpaid contracts. These companies also offer temporary mobile services for tourists and visitors to Dubai.
How to obtain a mobile phone connection in Dubai
For prepaid plans: To obtain a sim card for Dubai, you will need to fill out an application form at a mobile carrier outlet or at an authorized dealer. You will need to bring a passport copy with your residence visa stamp or visa visit stamp page as well.
For postpaid plans: In addition to the above requirements, postpaid plan users will need to bring one of the following documents:
• UAE credit card
• Latest utility bill
• Current tenancy contract
• Salary certificate
• Signed and stamped current pay slip
Postpaid plans with Du
Du has a wide range of postpaid plans with different fees for month. The minimum monthly fee is 150 AED per month and the maximum monthly fee is 1,000 AED per month. To find out more about these plans click here.
Prepaid plans with Du
Du offers both monthly and daily packages for their prepaid plans. These prepaid packages come loaded with chat and social apps, flexible minutes and data. To find out more about these plans click here.
Tourist plan with Du
Du also offers a tourist plan which features 20 flexible minutes, 20 flexible SMSs and 200 MB of data. The price for the plan is 55 AED. The tourist plan is valid for 90 days and can be extended at any Du shop or partner stores across the UAE. To book this plan click here.
Postpaid plans with Etisalat
Etisalat has a wide range of postpaid plans. These plans start at 50 AED per month and go up to 1,000 AED per month. To find out more about these plans click here.
Prepaid plans with Etisalat
Etisalat has various prepaid plans ranging from one day packs to monthly packs. Etisalat also offers a variety of unlimited social plans that can be added on to your prepaid mobile plan as well. To find out more about prepaid plans with Etisalat click here.
Visitor Line with Etisalat
Visitors to Dubai can easily sign up for Etisalat’s Visitor Line plan which is valid for 90 days from the date of activation. This plan allows tourists and visitors to enjoy flexible minutes, SMS services as well as data usage as well. To find out more about the Visitor Line click here.