218 is the country code for Libya.
Tripoli is the capital city of Libya.
How to Call Libya from Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
To call a telephone number in Libya from Dubai (United Arab Emirates):
- Dial the international call prefix. For calls from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
- Dial the country code for Libya - 218.
- Dial the subscriber number, omitting the first zero if there is one.
Landlines – City/Area Codes in Libya
Area codes for a selection of the biggest cities in Libya are listed below:
- Tripoli – 21
- Benghazi – 61
- Misrata – 51
Do not use any 0 prefix with the area code when calling from overseas.
For example, to call a subscriber in Tripoli with number XXXXXXX from overseas:
- Dial the international call prefix (00/+), the country code for Libya (218), the area code without any leading 0, then the subscriber number e.g. for Tripoli XXXXXXX dial 00-218-21-XXXXXXX or +218-21-XXXXXXX.
Mobile Telephone Numbers in Libya
Mobile phone numbers in Libya begin with 9 and are 9 digits long (not including any leading 0).
When calling a mobile number in Libya from overseas do not dial any leading 0 listed with the number.
To call a mobile phone number in Libya from overseas, dial the international exit call prefix (00/+), the Libya country code (218), and then the subscriber number without the leading 0 e.g. 00-218-9XXXXXXXX or +218-9XXXXXXXX.
When calling Libya from the United Arab Emirates, please note there is a time difference between Libya and the UAE.
The current time in Libya is . The date is .
The time in the United Arab Emirates is . The date is .
The time difference between Libya and UAE is 2 hours.
The currency used in Libya is the Libyan dinar (LYD).
Current exchange rates between the Libyan dinar and the UAE dirham (LYD to AED, AED to LYD) are:
- 1 Libyan dinar (LYD) = 0.799 AED
- 1 UAE dirham (AED) = 1.251 LYD
Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .
According to data from the World Bank, the population of Libya in recent years is:
- 2018 - 6,678,567
- 2017 - 6,580,724
- 2016 - 6,492,164
- 2015 - 6,418,315
- 2014 - 6,362,037
- 2013 - 6,320,359
- 2012 - 6,285,750
- 2011 - 6,247,439
- 2010 - 6,197,663
- 2009 - 6,133,984
- 2008 - 6,058,748
- 2007 - 5,974,787
- 2006 - 5,886,872
- 2005 - 5,798,614
- 2004 - 5,710,154
- 2003 - 5,620,547
- 2002 - 5,531,089
- 2001 - 5,443,248
- 2000 - 5,357,891
- 1999 - 5,275,926
- 1998 - 5,196,780
The location of Libya can be seen on the map below.