Messaging in United Arab Emirates

High-quality SMS delivery to United Arab Emirates and multichannel business messages routing to Whatsapp,
Viber and RCS with low prices and exceptional Messaggio platform capacity.

Mobile operators users (Ths.)

Mobile market shares

Message pricing
  • SMS from € 0.08000
  • Viber from € 0.01390
  • WhatsApp from € 0.02579
  • RCS price on request
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UAE on the world map

Country info

Country info
CapitalAbu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi timezoneGMT+4
Current time21/05 15:27
Currencyد.إ (AED)
Population9 890 400
Cellular users16 520 000
Mobile penetration167.03%
Country info
Country codeAE
Calling code+971
Mobile number portability, MNPNo
Mobile country codes, MCC424, 430, 431
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Major mobile carriers in United Arab Emirates

Check the best prices on business messaging for Etisalat, Du and other carriers in United Arab Emirates

MCCMNC in United Arab Emirates

There are 2 MVNOs (Mobile virtual network operators) in United Arab Emirates. Virtual operators might either obtain dedicated MCCMNC code, or just a white-label from one of the carriers, without mobile network code.

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42402, 42403

  • 2FA (Two factors authentification)
  • OTP (One time password)
  • A2P (Application to persons)
  • P2A (Persons to application)
  • RBM (Rich business messaging)

MVNO Mobile virtual network operators in United Arab Emirates

MCCMNCMCCMNCMVNOOther namesBase network
424Bulk and OTP SMS on Swyp via MessaggioSwyp

Bulk and OTP SMS on Etisalat via MessaggioEtisalat

424Bulk and OTP SMS on Virgin Mobile via MessaggioVirgin Mobile

Bulk and OTP SMS on Du via MessaggioDu

MVNO is an add-on over a real telecom operator, another brand on the same physical network.

The main difference between MVNOs is that they do not have their own cell towers, base stations, or transmitters.

MVNO can be one of two types: either be an independent network with its own network code and have its own call routing, or it’s just a SIM card of a base operator with a different design.

Regardless of this, MVNOs can have their own autonomous network for sending short messages (SMS, RCS), or use the operator’s parent network.

Users often do not see the difference between MVNO and the brand of the main operator, they compare rates.

MVNO tariff plans are more profitable locally, but roaming tariffs are often more expensive than that of the parent operator.

MVNOs often change brands, in the column "Other names" table you will find the previous names of the virtual operator (if any).

In some cases, operators buy MVNO companies based on their network and merge the brand with their own. In this case, MVNO ceases to exist as a separate operator, and a new entry is added to the number of MCCMNC networks of the operator.

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How to send messages in United Arab Emirates


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Register a Sender name

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Launch SMS messaging

Create an SMS campaign in Messaggio Dashboard, setup plugin or integrate an API

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