How to search and buy UAE virtual phone numbers in 2020

In this article i show you how to search and buy a legit UAE phone number and point it to your IP-PBX to start accepting phone calls using TelecomsXChange (TCXC) platform.

Lets search & Buy a UAE phone number

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In order to search for a phone number and buy it , you may follow the below steps:

  • Login to your TelecomsXChange buyer account here
  • In the navigation menu click on DIDs >> Market view
  • In prefix field enter [971]
  • Click the Submit button
  • A list of all available UAE phone numbers are shown in the table
  • Choose a number you like to own by clicking on the BUY button
  • In Point To enter the SIP address where you’d like to point the number to and click Purchase to complete the transaction

Via Application Programming Interface (API)

You may search, find and purchase virtual numbers via TCXC Programmable X API, here is how:

Search for phone numbers

curl --location --request POST '' \
--form 'prefix=971' \
--form 'country=' \
--form 'description=' \
--form 'seller=' \
--form 'voice=1' \
--form 'sms=0' \
--form 'fax=0' \
--form 'video=0' \
--form 'did_type=any' \
--form 'pager=10' \
--form 'off=1'

Example Response

"status": "success",
"dids": [
"country": "AE",
"msisdn": "97141234567",
"cost": "29.99",
"type": "mobile-lvn",
"features": [

"monthly_fee": "30.0000",
"number": "97141234567",
"smpp_price": "0.0000",
"price_1": "0.0750",
"setup_fee": "30.0000",
"capacity": 100,
"voice": 1,
"sms": 0,
"video": 0,
"fax": 0,
"verification_required": 0,
"interval_1": 60,
"interval_n": 60,
"did_type": "mobile",
"vendor_name": "XXX",
"country_code": "ae",
"country_name": "UAE",
"description": "Fixed - Etisalat",
"price_n": "0.0750"

Buy Phone Number

curl --location --request POST '' \
--form 'i_did=25' \
--form 'billing_i_account=1022' \
--form '' \
--form ''


"status": "success",
"message": "DID has been purchased"

UAE DID Number — Use cases

  • Build a Local Customer Base in United Arab Emirates
  • Enhancing Existing Customer Service Experience
  • Drive Cost down for your customers
  • Increase voice quality and two-way sms communication with your consumer base
  • Scalability automation, go from 1 channels to many channels without worrying about upgrading your hardware infrastructure

P.S: KYC documentation are required for numbers to be activated.

For more information about UAE DID Numbers, contact our sales team here



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Ameed Jamous

Telecom Entrepreneur, Open Source Believer, CPaaS Evangelist — CTO @TelecomsXChange