International Credit Transfer

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

International Credit Transfer is now easier

As an Etisalat customer, 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 re-use 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 Etisalat Mobile App; menu, payments and recharges, international credit transfer
• Send the international prepaid number (example 9198XXXXXXXX) by SMS to 1700 for FREE, and follow the instructions of the session.


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 is sent by SMS to 1700, 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.