This article presents a compact meta-surface (MS) based antenna with dual-band operation for 5G applications. The MS-based antenna consists of a layer of MSs on the top of a single-band microstrip patch antenna. The dual-band operation is achieved by adding the MS layer at a height of 0.089λ0, where λ0 is the free space wavelength at the lower resonant frequency. The patch antenna is designed on a 21 mm × 20 mm × 0.508 mm substrate. The MS is comprised of two metallic layers printed on the top and bottom of a 1.575 mm Rogers 5880 substrate. The overall thickness of the proposed antenna is 0.27λ0. The proposed antenna is fabricated and tested. The configuration achieves dual-band features with bandwidth, and gain of 1 GHz, and 10 dBi at 26.4 GHz, 800 MHz, and 9.6 dBi at 27.6 GHz, respectively. Also, a high radiation efficiency of 91.2 % is achieved at the frequency bands.