Etisalat reduces GCC roaming tariffs

Etisalat has announced that it has further reduced its roaming rates for voice calls, SMS and data. Starting from 1 April 2018, Etisalat’s prepaid and post-paid customers will enjoy discounted roaming rates of up to 29 percent on data, outgoing voice calls to UAE, GCC and local destinations and outgoing SMS while traveling to any Gulf Cooperation Council countries through any roaming partner. The new rates are introduced in coordination with the Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) to encourage roaming services within the GCC at affordable rates.

Call type Effective until 31 March 2018 Effective 01 April 2018 Savings
Outgoing call to UAE & other GCC 2.277 AED/min 2.203 AED/min 3%
Outgoing Local call   0.918 AED/min   0.881 AED/min 4%
Outgoing SMS 0.257 AED/SMS 0.22 AED/SMS 14%
Incoming Call 1.028 AED/min 0.808 AED/min 21%
Data 3.122 AED/MB 2.203 AED/MB 29%

Etisalat customers can also choose to subscribe to any of its data and combo roaming packages, offering non-stop roaming data usage in more than 100 countries for as low as AED35 per day.

Customers can view and purchase from Etisalat’s wide range of roaming offers by simply dialling *177# (for free within UAE or abroad), or using the Etisalat UAE mobile app, where they can also view the standard roaming rates and list of preferred partners.

Etisalat has an extensive coverage of almost 730 international outbound roaming networks in 213 countries. To enhance customer’s data experience, Etisalat expanded its 4G LTE partners to 291 networks in over 120 countries, enabling subscribers to take advantage of the high-speed mobile data offered on 4G networks while browsing the Internet outside the UAE. For a list of roaming partners and other roaming services from Etisalat, customers can visit