SMS Breaking News

For news lovers who really can’t wait to know the latest news, Gulf News breaking news SMS service is available in the United Arab Emirates, to both du and Etisalat subscribers.

SMSs will be sent before they make it to our mobile web site.

The SMS service pushes stories directly to its subscribers, and costs Dh4 per week.

Users can subscribe, and unsubscribe by sending a text message to their operator. Details below.

Suggested bulletins come from journalists across the newsroom, and then filtered with only the most important headline news sent.

The number of messages, and the content of the messages themselves depends on the news of the day.

Local news stories can be anything from the announcement of holidays to major accidents, while international stories will be the kinds of stories that you see on the cover of the newspaper — only you’ll get them as they’re happening. 


How to subscribe

The Gulf News Breaking News SMS service is available to both du and Etisalat subscribers and costs Dh4 per week. Those interested in the service send an SMS short code to either operator. Details on the short code to both subscribe and unsubscribe:


Short code: 1110

Keyword: Gulf

To cancel: c Gulf

Tariff: Dh4 per week                    



Short code: 9267

Keyword: Sub Gulf

To cancel: stop Gulf

Tariff: Dh4 per week