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Dialling Telephone and Mobile Numbers in Sharjah
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Public Telephones
Public telephones in Sharjah take coins and pre-paid phone cards. The Telecommunications provider in Sharjah is Etisalat - Emirates Telecommunications Corporation.

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Dialling Telephone and Mobile Numbers in Sharjah
The local city code for Sharjah is 06 and if you are making an international call to Sharjah, you would dial Country Code: 971, City Code: 6 and then the Tele/Fax number. To dial a Mobile Number from within the UAE, you dial 050/055 and then the number. If you are dialling a mobile phone number anywhere in the UAE from outside of the UAE, you would dial, Country Code: 971, City Code: 50/55 and the the Mobile Number.

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Phone Cards
Phone cards are available from bookstores, grocery stores, etisalat offices and are of denominations of Dhs 25 upwards.

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Operator Services
Service English Arabic
Directory Enquiry Services 181 181
Call Bookings & Enquiry 151 151
Fault Reporting 171 171
Clock/Time Enquiries 140 141
Operator Assistance 100 100
Phogram/Telegram Enquiries 130 131

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Other UAE Local Dialling Codes
Emirate Code
Abu Dhabi 02
Ajman 06
Al Ain 02
Aweer 04
Dubai 04
Fujairah 09
Jebel Ali 04
Kalba 09
Khor Fakkan 09
Masafi 09
Ras Al Khaimah 07
Umm Al Quwain 06

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Newspapers
Khaleej Times and Gulf News are the 2 main English Newspapers in Sharjah. They regularly print supplements and a weekend magazine with the Friday issue.

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Post Offices
Post Offices are normally open between 8am and 5 pm on Saturday through Thursday.
Post Offices Code
Sharjah Central Post Office 572-2219

24-hour Postal Services are also available at the following Emarat Petrol stations in Sharjah - Safa Park, Al Garhoud, Al Wasl Road and Al Diyafah Street. You can buy stamps and mail letters and parcels at these petrol stations. You can also, hire large PO Boxes for Dhs 200 per year and small PO Boxes for Dhs 150 per year.

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Other Mail Services
Courier services are available from all major courier companies - DHL, Fedex, UPS, TNT and TCS.
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Etisalat Risala - SMS Facilies
Etisalat offers a quick way to communicate via SMS

SMS 2 Fax
Type messages upto 60 charecters in the message feild. In the number feild, enter (01) (area code) (fax number). Press send.
At present this facility is available within UAE only. Each message is charged at 30 fils

SMS 2 E-mail
In the message feild type the e-mail address then a space, then the subject, space and then your message. In the number feild enter the number 222 and press send.
SMS to any E-mail address all over the world at 160 charecters including E-mail address, subject and message. Each message is charged 30 fils.

SMS 2 Mobile
Type message upto 160 charecters in the message feild. In the number feild enter the mobile number. Pres send
SMS to any mobile within UAE and all countries. Within UAE 30 fils, international 90 fils.

For further details or assistance, please call 101 or visit www.etisalat.ae

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Internet Access for Visitors
Etisalat offers a Dial 'N' Surf service, that is ideal for visitors to Sharjah/UAE or for occasional users who wish to browse the Internet. It allows easy access by eliminating the need for any service subscription or documentation. All you have to do is dial 500 5333 and get connected.

Service Charges
The Dial 'N' Surf is priced at Dhs 15 fils/minute and is charged directly to the telephone you are using to connect to the Internet.

To configure you PCs for Internet access, please contact the Internet Customer Care, Tel : 800-5244 or e-mail help@emirates.net.ae

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