International Credit Transfer

Transfer credit from your account to any prepaid account in the world

International credit transfer is now easier than ever

As an etisalat user, you will be able to gift airtime to your loved ones overseas, or recharge your Prepaid number back home. If you are a visitor with an etisalat Prepaid account, you can utilise any unused prepaid credit towards recharging any prepaid account from your home country.


• For expats, the assurance of staying in touch with their relatives by sending a "gift of airtime"
• Recipients do not have to visit any top-up outlet to top-up airtime – they will receive the credit instantly on their mobile, along with a confirmation SMS
• Convenience and security of being able to use their own mobile handset to complete the transaction, anytime, anywhere
• Lower transaction fees than money transfers from overseas for low value remittances, with savings for the sender
• For tourists and business visitors, the assurance of staying in touch with business partners and families by keeping foreign prepaid accounts active while roaming in the UAE
• Instant cross-border airtime transfers made easy

How to use the service

• Via My etisalat app
• Text the international prepaid number (for example: 9198XXXXXXXX) to 1700 (Free)


To initiate a transaction, you need to have positive balance on your Wasel account, or a valid Postpaid account.


Once the destination international prepaid number has been sent, you will receive a message with the available denominations in the destination country and the corresponding charges in AED before confirmation. There will be no additional charges.