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:
Landline Use in Kuwait
Data from the World Bank shows that in 2020 there were 13.66 landline telephone subscribers for every 100 people living in Kuwait.
In 2001 there were 22.46 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.
|Year||Landline Telephone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in Kuwait|
Mobile Phone Use in Kuwait
According to the World Bank, there were 162.78 mobile phone subscribers per 100 people in 2021.
In 2002 there were 59.93 mobile phone subscriptions for every 100 people living in Kuwait.
Mobile telephone subscription statistics by year for Kuwait are shown in the table below.
|Year||Mobile Phone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in Kuwait|
Internet Use in Kuwait
According to statistics from the World Bank, in 2020 99.11 per cent of the population of Kuwait used the internet.
In 2001, only 8.55 per cent of the population were active internet users.
Internet usage statistics in recent years are shown in the table below.
|Year||Individuals Using the Internet in Kuwait (% of Population)|
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.
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.
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) = 12 AED
- 1 UAE dirham (AED) = 0.083 KWD
Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .
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 2021 the population of Kuwait was 4,328,553.
In 2002, the population was 2,136,991. Over the last 20 years, the population grew by 2,191,562 (102.6%).
The table below shows how the total population has changed in recent years.
|Year||Total Population of Kuwait|
Map of Kuwait
The location of Kuwait can be seen on the map below.