Phones and the internet

Phones and the internet.

Local calls require a seven digit number.

Dubai area code is 04, Abu Dhabi 02, Al Ain 03 and Sharjah 06.

Calling Dubai from abroad is + 971 4 and then the seven digit number. If you are calling a mobile number dial + 971 50 and then the mobile # .


Most mobile phones are compatible but some from the USA are not. The Majic Jack telephone connection from the States does work in UAE and allow free communication with any telephone number in North America. Pre-paid phone cards and internet access are widely available including Dubai international airport where car rentals are also available.


We recommend that you connect your TV to either Orbit or Show time or both.


Home Search in Dubai. Looking for a home in Dubai is an exciting endeavour with a comfortable variety and different budgets to suit every individual and/or family. Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, and Springs or Meadows are recommended residential areas for villas, while JLT, Barsha, Marina and Burjuman area are the alternatives for apartments. All of the recommended locations are on average within a fifteen minute drive from CosmeSurge and from the Emirates Hospital.


While housing in the Emirate of Sharjah is 30 % less expensive than Dubai, the commute can be long and unpredictable (up to one hour each way).


In Abu Dhabi where rents are still very high, you can save fifty percent on your rent by living in Khalifa City where services and schools are now available, but greenery is still scarce. However it is a twenty minute drive to downtown Abu Dhabi.


Real Estate companies expect a 2.5-5% finder fee based on the first year lease. Most landlords require a three months’ rent paid upfront.