How to call Bahrain (country code +973)

Calling to Bahrain

  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with the digit ‘3’.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Bahrain does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Bahrain (domestic dialing)

There is no trunk prefix used in Bahrain.

Dial all domestic phone numbers as they are listed.

eight digits
local phone number

Bahraini phone numbers explained

Number details

Bahrain phone numbers are eight digits.

The first digit designates whether the phone number is a land-line (fixed line) or mobile phone. Land-line phone numbers being with a ‘1’.
With landlines, the next 3 digits signify the phone carrier of the phone number.

Mobile numbers begin with ‘3’.

An example of a Bahrani phone number

The Bahrain National Museum lists its phone number in Manama as 17298718.

Number explanation
97317298718
country code for Bahraindesignates a land-line (fixed line) phone numberdesignates a phone number by the service provider Batelcoremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Manama

To call within the same city, dial all eight digits of the phone number as they are listed.

17298718
designates a land-line (fixed line) phone numberdesignates a phone number by the service provider Batelcoremainder of the phone number
Long distance example – calling from Ad-Dur, Bahrain (on the other side of the country)

To call across the country, dial all eight digits of the phone number as they are listed.

17298718
designates a land-line (fixed line) phone numberdesignates a phone number by the service provider Batelcoremainder of the phone number
Mobile example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Bahrain)

To call from a mobile phone, dial all eight digits of the phone number as they are listed.

17298718
designates a land-line (fixed line) phone numberdesignates a phone number by the service provider Batelcoremainder of the phone number
International example – calling from outside Bahrain

To call from outside Bahrain, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Bahrain’s country code of ‘973’, followed by the local phone number.

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Calling from Bahrain

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international phone call from Bahrain.

Administrative and regulatory

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