856 Country Code – Laos – 00856

856 is the country code for Laos.

Vientiane is the capital city of Laos.

How to Call Laos from Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

To call a telephone number in Laos 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 Laos - 856.
  • Dial the subscriber number, omitting the first zero if there is one.

Landlines – City/Area Codes in Laos

Area codes for a selection of the biggest cities in Laos are listed below:

  • Vientiane – 021
  • Savannakhet – 041
  • Pakxe – 031

Do not use any 0 prefix with the area code when calling from overseas.

For example, to call a subscriber in Vientiane with number XXXXXX from overseas:

  • Dial the international call prefix (00/+), the country code for Laos (856), the area code without any leading 0, then the subscriber number e.g. for Vientiane XXXXXX dial 00-856-21-XXXXXX or +856-21-XXXXXX.

Mobile Telephone Numbers in Laos

Mobile phone numbers in Laos begin with 020 and are 11 digits long (including any leading 0).

When calling a mobile number in Laos from overseas do not dial any leading 0 listed with the number.

To call a mobile phone number in Laos from overseas, dial the international exit call prefix (00/+), the Laos country code (856), and then the subscriber number without the leading 0 e.g. 00-856-20XXXXXXXX or +856-20XXXXXXXX.

00856 +856 Laos Country Code
00856 +856 Laos Country Code

Time Difference

When telephoning Laos from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), please note the time difference between Laos and the UAE.

The time now in Laos is . The date is .

The current time in the United Arab Emirates is . The date is .

The time difference between Laos and UAE is 3 hours.

Exchange Rate

The currency of Laos is the Lao kip (LAK).

Exchange rates between the Lao kip and the UAE dirham (LAK to AED, AED to LAK) are:

  • 1 Lao kip (LAK) = 0.000338 AED
  • 1 UAE dirham (AED) = 2956.4 LAK

Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .

Useful Information

According to data from the World Bank, the population of Laos in recent years is:

  • 2018 - 7,061,507
  • 2017 - 6,953,035
  • 2016 - 6,845,846
  • 2015 - 6,741,164
  • 2014 - 6,639,756
  • 2013 - 6,541,304
  • 2012 - 6,444,530
  • 2011 - 6,347,567
  • 2010 - 6,249,165
  • 2009 - 6,148,623
  • 2008 - 6,046,620
  • 2007 - 5,944,948
  • 2006 - 5,846,074
  • 2005 - 5,751,676
  • 2004 - 5,662,208
  • 2003 - 5,576,640
  • 2002 - 5,493,246
  • 2001 - 5,409,582
  • 2000 - 5,323,700
  • 1999 - 5,235,346
  • 1998 - 5,144,602

Laos Map

A map of Laos is shown below.

Map showing location of Laos
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