Dubai’s telecommunications industry is operated by two main organisations: Etisalat and Du. Both offer special mobile phone packages for visitors to Dubai.
Etisalat offers a service called ‘Ahlan’, which is valid for 90 days after activation. Subscribers get a local number as well as access to a range of services such as SMS, MMS, caller line identification, call waiting and a location finder. It costs AED 60 which includes AED 25 credit that you can use to make calls.