218 Country Code – Libya – 00218

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.

00218 +218 Libya Country Code
00218 +218 Libya Country Code

Time Difference

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.

Exchange Rate

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 .

Useful Information

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

Libya Map

The location of Libya can be seen on the map below.

Map showing location of Libya
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