How to call Kuwait (country code +965)

Calling to Kuwait

  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with the digits ‘5’, ‘7’, and ‘9’.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Kuwait does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Kuwait (domestic dialing)

There is no trunk prefix used in Kuwait.

Dial all domestic phone numbers as they are listed.

eight digits
local phone number

Kuwaiti phone numbers explained

Number details

Kuwaiti phone numbers are eight digits.

The first digit signifies whether the phone number is a land-line (fixed line) or mobile phone.

Land-line phone numbers being with a ‘2’, and the next 3 digits designate a geographic area in the country.

Mobile numbers being with ‘5’, ‘6’, or ‘9’, depending on the mobile phone provider.

An example of a Kuwaiti phone number

The Regency Kuwait lists its phone number in Kuwait City as 00965 2576 6666.

Number explanation
96525766666
country code for Kuwaitdesignates a land-line (fixed line) phone numberdesignates a specific geographic arearemainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Kuwait City

Dial all eight digits of the phone number as they are listed.

25766666
designates a land-line (fixed line) phone numberdesignates a specific geographic arearemainder of the phone number
Long distance example – calling from Al Salemy, Kuwait (on the other side of the country)

Dial all eight digits of the phone number as they are listed.

25766666
designates a land-line (fixed line) phone numberdesignates a specific geographic arearemainder of the phone number
Mobile example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Kuwait)

Dial all eight digits of the phone number as they are listed.

25766666
designates a land-line (fixed line) phone numberdesignates a specific geographic arearemainder of the phone number
International example – calling from outside Kuwait

To call from outside Kuwait, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Kuwait’s country code of ‘965’, followed by the local phone number.

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Calling from Kuwait

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international phone call from Kuwait.

Administrative and regulatory

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