Voice and Video Calls from UAE Dubai 2019

The United Arab Emirates have a very strict policy for voice and video calling services. Most free online calling services like Skype, Line, IMO, Whatsapp and others are blocked in the country. What video calling apps work in UAE Dubai and how to unblock calling services. Please read below and you find out the answers.

To use voice and video calls from UAE you have two options: use recommended but expensive services or use Aeroshield service to access your favorite voice and video calling apps like Skype, Whatsapp, Line, IMO, Viber and others.

Voice and video calling apps not blocked in UAE

Botim in UAE

This is video and voice calling service recommended by Etisalat. It is licensed in the country. The application is free, however you need to subscribe to Etisalat unlimited calling plan for AED50 or AED100 to use voice and video calls.


C’Me – Voice and Video Calls

The second option recommended by both providers: Etisalat and Du. You can use it for calling, video message and video calling.

Unfortunately, it is not free and even not cheap.

Voice and video calls blocked in the UAE

Most of the world’s popular messengers and calling applications are blocked in the UAE. Besides that video conference service like Zoom is blocked in UAE as well.

How to Use VoIP in the UAE

To use your favorite callings apps you can try Aeroshield service. Aeroshield offers you secure invisible private tunnel to stay anonymous and safe and avoid any kind of country’s restriction.

All you need is:

  1. Get Aeroshield account – try for free now!

2. Setup secure connection on your device (Android, iPhone, Windows, Mac) Please review setup guides below.

3. Enjoy unlimited calls from Dubai.

You can use Aeroshield on different devices, please click the button below for find more setup guides for different operating systems.

How to Setup Aeroshield in Android Phone or Tablet

Please download and install SSTP VPN client here

Launch “VPN client pro” app on your Android device

1. Tap + icon to add new VPN connection and choose “New SSTP VPN Profile”

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2. Input name of the VPN connection (anything you want) and tap “Remote servers”

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3. Tap + icon on the bottom

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4. Input Server address that you can find in your “vpn account data” letter in the marked field and tap OK button.

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5. Server address must be exactly as in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols)

Click the marked icon on the right upper corner to save the settings

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6. Swipe to the right on the right upper corner to connect to VPN server, input your username and password, tick Save and OK

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7. If everything is OK you will be connected. When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device.

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How to Setup SSL VPN in iPhone and iPad

To setup SSL (SSTP) vpn connection in your iPhone or iPad please follow the next instructions:

1. Install Cisco Anyconnect app from App Store
2. Open Anyconnect app and in Settings section uncheck “Block Untrusted Servers” to allow it.
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3. Back to Home, tap Connections -> Add VPN Connection.
4. Enter Description (any name) and Server Address. Tap Save
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5. Swipe the AnyConnect VPN switch from OFF to ON and tap Continue
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6. Input Username tap Connect, input Password and tap Connect.
7. Wait for the connection.

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Facetime in Dubai: How to Use?

facetime-bFirst of all, Facetime is nothing but a free service offered by Apple, which allows one Facetime user to make a voice call and video call to another Facetime user. It mainly designed for people who are staying in different countries and to contact with their family members through this voice or video call.

If you want to talk with your family members who are elsewhere, then only use this technology and meet your family through your mobile phone.

How to set up Facetime?


To use Facetime features, you need to set up Facetime on the recently introduced versions of iPhone or iPad. At the same time, you can also place it in your MAC laptop too. Simply follow the below steps to set up Facetime on your iPhone.

Step #1:

Open the settings on your phone and scroll down to find the Facetime in the list of applications.

Step #2:

Found the Facetime in the list of applications and click it. Then you need to choose “Use your Apple ID for Facetime”. And, you can also be cellular data option to set up Facetime, if you’re on the outside and make use outside Wi-Fi connection.

Step #3:

In this tab, give your Apple ID and password. If this is the first time, then create your account for Facetime.

Step #4:

After that, add your mail id to contact with your friends. You have one Facetime id, but want to talk with many people who are in different mail contact list, then add those mail id too.

Step #5:

And then activate Facetime by turn the side to ON condition. At first, it takes few seconds to activate.

That’s all!! You can contact any people with Facetime by using any of your mail ids.

How to set up Facetime in UAE?

If you’re living in UAE, then you know that UAE protects their telecommunication providers and it also blocks VOIP for protection. At such a case, VPN helps you to use Facetime in UAE. Yes, you can able to use Skype, Google Hangouts, Talkatone and other applications with the aid of Facetime VPN.


Do you buy your iPhone, iPad or MAC device from out of the UAE? Want to use Facetime? Then, no problem you can use Facetime in iPhone made by other countries. With the help of VPN Facetime, you can able to use Facetime on your iPhone.

But, in UAE, VPN also blocked, so you need to download new VPN when you’re in outside of the country and install it to use Facetime UAE. Without having VPN, you can’t use Facetime in UAE. At the same time, to use Facetime in UAE, the only option is buying iPhone from outside of the country and make a VPN tunnel from it.  And, follow the steps mentioned above to set up Facetime on your new iPhone.

In this way, you can set up Facetime on your iPhone or iPad in the UAE.