965 Country Code – Kuwait – 00965

965 is the country code for Kuwait.

Kuwait City is the capital city of Kuwait.

How to Call Kuwait from Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

To call a telephone number in Kuwait from Dubai (United Arab Emirates):

  • Dial the international call prefix. For calls from Dubai (United Arab Emirates), this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
  • Dial the country code for Kuwait - 965.
  • Dial the subscriber number.

Landlines – Kuwait

Landline numbers in Kuwait are 8 digits in length. Landline numbers begin with 2.

There are no area codes in Kuwait.

To call a landline in Kuwait from the UAE (or any other country), dial the international call prefix (00/+), the country code for Kuwait (965), and then the subscriber number e.g. 00-965-2XXXXXXX or +965-2XXXXXXX.

Mobile Telephone Numbers in Kuwait

Mobile phone numbers in Kuwait are 8 digits long and begin with the number 4, 5, 6, or 9.

To call a mobile phone number in Kuwait from overseas, dial the international exit call prefix (00/+), the Kuwait country code (965), and then the subscriber number e.g. 00-965-XXXXXXXX or +965-XXXXXXXX.

Virgin Mobile Kuwait entered the market in 2022. Their numbers begin with 4.

Other mobile phone operators in the country are:

00965 +965 Kuwait Country Code
00965 +965 Kuwait Country Code

Landline Use in Kuwait

Data from the World Bank shows that in 2022 there were 13.41 landline telephone subscribers for every 100 people living in Kuwait.

In 2002 there were 23.54 fixed-line telephone subscriptions for every 100 people living in Kuwait.

The table below shows how fixed-line phone subscription statistics have changed in recent years.

YearLandline Telephone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in Kuwait
202213.41
202013.38
201913.14
201811.94
201713.14
201613.17
201512.28
201413.13
201313.93
201215.02
201116.37
201017.65
200918.90
200819.61
200721.47
200621.87
200522.58
200423.08
200323.17
200223.54

Mobile Phone Use in Kuwait

According to the World Bank, there were 181.00 mobile phone subscribers per 100 people in 2022.

In 2003 there were 67.57 mobile phone subscriptions for every 100 people living in Kuwait.

Mobile telephone subscription statistics by year for Kuwait are shown in the table below.

YearMobile Phone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in Kuwait
2022181.00
2021162.78
2020155.27
2019164.98
2018164.46
2017173.07
2016189.21
2015196.09
2014202.04
2013175.78
2012150.24
2011156.95
2010135.19
200993.66
200856.58
200756.90
200649.91
200561.83
200482.40
200367.57

Internet Use in Kuwait

According to statistics from the World Bank, in 2021 99.70 per cent of the population of Kuwait used the internet.

In 2002, only 10.25 per cent of the population were active internet users.

Internet usage statistics in recent years are shown in the table below.

YearIndividuals Using the Internet in Kuwait (% of Population)
202199.70
202099.11
201999.54
201899.60
201798.00
201685.60
201582.00
201478.70
201375.46
201270.45
201165.77
201061.40
200950.80
200842.00
200734.80
200628.79
200525.93
200422.93
200322.40
200210.25

The increase in internet usage is due to several factors. First, the availability of broadband internet has increased in Kuwait. Second, the price of internet access has decreased. Third, the use of mobile devices has increased.

Time Difference

When calling Kuwait from the United Arab Emirates, please note there is a time difference between Kuwait and the UAE.

The current time in the UAE is . The date is .

The time in Kuwait is now . The date is .

The time difference between UAE and Kuwait is 1 hour.

Exchange Rate

The official currency of Kuwait is the Kuwaiti dinar (KWD).

Current exchange rates between the UAE dirham and the Kuwaiti dinar (KWD to AED, AED to KWD) are:

  • 1 Kuwaiti dinar (KWD) = 11.94 AED
  • 1 UAE dirham (AED) = 0.084 KWD

Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .

Useful Information

Kuwait is a county in the northeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It has borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia. It is largely desert.

The country has large oil reserves and boasts a high-income economy.

Expatriate workers make up around 70% of the population.

Most Kuwaiti citizens practice Islam. The official language is Arabic. Road signs are in English and Arabic.

Useful information about Kuwait:

  • Two-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): KW
  • Three-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3): KWT
  • Region: Asia
  • Sub-region: Western Asia
  • Capital: Kuwait City
  • Area: 17,818 square km
  • Language(s): Arabic
  • Borders: Iraq, Saudi Arabia

Data from the World Bank shows that in 2022 the population of Kuwait was 4,268,873.

In 2003, the population was 2,101,506. Over the last 20 years, the population grew by 2,167,367 (103.1%).

The table below shows how the total population has changed in recent years.

YearTotal Population of Kuwait
20224,268,873
20214,250,114
20204,360,444
20194,441,100
20184,317,185
20174,124,904
20164,048,085
20153,908,743
20143,761,584
20133,646,518
20123,394,663
20113,143,825
20102,943,356
20092,795,550
20082,650,930
20072,506,769
20062,363,409
20052,235,403
20042,153,481
20032,101,506

Map of Kuwait

The location of Kuwait can be seen on the map below.

Map showing location of Kuwait
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