There are a few things you need to know before making a phone call to the Philippines.
You will need the country code for the Philippines, which is 63.
You also need to know the international access code. This is 00 (or + from a mobile phone).
With this knowledge, it is easy to make a phone call to the Philippines.
How to Call the Philippines from Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
To call a telephone number in the Philippines 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 calling code for the Philippines – 63.
- Dial the subscriber number, omitting the first zero if there is one.
Landlines – City/Area Codes in the Philippines
Area codes in the Philippines are 2 digits (excluding Metro Manila).
The area phone code for Metro Manila and surrounding areas (Antipolo, Bacoor etc.) is a single digit; 2.
Metro Manila (officially the National Capital Region) is a metropolitan area comprising one municipality and 16 cities (including Manila, Quezon City, Caloocan, Taguig, Pasig, Paranaque, Valenzuela, Las Pinas, Makati, and Muntinlupa).
Area codes for a selection of cities in the Philippines are listed below:
- Angeles – 45
- Antipolo – 2
- Bacolod – 34
- Bacoor – 46
- Cagayan de Oro – 88
- Calamba – 49
- Caloocan – 2
- Cebu City – 32
- Dasmarinas – 46
- Davao City – 82
- General Santos – 83
- Iloilo City – 33
- Imus – 46
- Lapu-Lapu – 32
- Las Pinas – 2
- Makati – 2
- Malabon – 2
- Mandaluyong – 2
- Mandaue – 32
- Manila – 2
- Marikina – 2
- Muntinlupa – 2
- Paranaque – 2
- Pasay – 2
- Pasig – 2
- Quezon City – 2
- San Jose del Monte – 44
- Santa Rosa – 49
- Taguig – 2
- Valenzuela – 2
- Zamboanga City – 62
A 0 prefix with the area code is used when calling a landline number from a different area within the Philippines or a Filipino mobile.
Do not dial the 0 prefix or area code when telephoning from a landline in the same area.
Do not use the 0 prefix with the area code when calling from overseas.
For example, to call a number in Metro Manila XXXXXXX :
- From a landline in Metro Manila dial XXXXXXX.
- From a landline in the Philippines outside Metro Manila, dial 02-XXXXXXX.
- From a mobile phone in the Philippines, dial 02-XXXXXXX.
- From overseas, dial the international call prefix (00/+), the country code for the Philippines (63), the area code without the 0, and then the subscriber number e.g. 00-63-2-XXXXXXX or +63-2-XXXXXXX.
Mobile Telephone Numbers in the Philippines
Mobile phone numbers in the Philippines begin with 9 (or sometimes 8) and are 10 digits long.
To call a mobile phone number in the Philippines from another country, dial the international dialling code (00/+), the 63 Philippines country code, and then the subscriber number e.g. 00-63-9XXXXXXXXX or +63-9XXXXXXXXX.
To make a call to a mobile phone number in the Philippines from within the Philippines, dial the prefix 0 and then the number e.g. 0-9XXXXXXXXX.
According to the World Bank, there were 4.42 fixed-line (landline) phone subscribers per 100 people in 2021.
Landline telephone subscription statistics by year for the Philippines are shown in the table below.
|Year||Landline Telephone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in the Philippines|
Mobile Phone Usage
Data from the World Bank shows that in 2021 there were 143.44 mobile phone subscribers for every 100 people living in the Philippines.
This is a big increase from 2002 when there were 18.92 mobile phone subscribers for every 100 people.
The table below shows how mobile phone subscription statistics have changed in recent years.
|Year||Mobile Phone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in the Philippines|
There are several reasons for the increase in mobile phone use in the Philippines. One reason is that the price of mobile phones has decreased significantly over the years. In the early 2000s, a mobile phone was a luxury item that only the wealthy could afford. Today, even people on a tight budget can afford a basic mobile phone.
Another reason is that the Philippines has a large young population. Young people are more likely to use mobile phones than older people. This is because they are more comfortable with technology and they use mobile phones for entertainment and social networking.
According to the World Bank, 49.80 per cent of the population of the Philippines were active internet users in 2020.
This is a significant increase from 2001 when only 2.52 per cent of the population were active internet users.
The table below shows how the percentage of the population using the internet in the Philippines has changed in recent years.
|Year||Individuals Using the Internet in the Philippines (% of Population)|
When calling the Philippines from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), please note there is a time difference between the Philippines and the UAE.
The current time in the Philippines is . The date is .
The time in the United Arab Emirates is . The date is .
The time difference between the Philippines and UAE is 4 hours.
The currency used in the Philippines is the Philippine peso (PHP).
Current exchange rates between the Philippine peso and the UAE dirham (PHP to AED, AED to PHP) are:
- 1 Philippine peso (PHP) = 0.065 AED
- 1 UAE dirham (AED) = 15.28 PHP
Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .
The Philippines is an island country in South-Eastern Asia. It is comprised of more than 7000 islands.
The capital is Manila but Quezon City (part of Metro Manila) is the most populous city.
Most Filipinos are Christians (Roman Catholics).
Official languages are Filipino and English.
Useful information about the Philippines:
- Two-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): PH
- Three-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3): PHL
- Region: Asia
- Sub-region: South-Eastern Asia
- Capital: Manila
- Area: 342,353 square km
- Language(s): English
According to the World Bank, in 2021 the population of the Philippines was 113,880,328.
In 2002, the population was 81,285,572. Over the last 20 years, the population grew by 32,594,756 (40.1%).
The total population by year for the Philippines is shown in the table below.
|Year||Total Population of the Philippines|
The location of the Philippines can be seen on the map below.