Telephone numbers in Kuwait

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Kuwait telephone numbers
Location
Country Kuwait
Continent Asia
Type closed
Access codes
Country calling code +965
International call prefix 00
Trunk prefix none

There is no area code in Kuwait. As of 17 October 2008, telephone numbers in Kuwait consist of eight digits (with the exception of '800'-style numbers, which are made up of seven digits). From 17 October 2008 a single digit prefix was added to all fixed and mobile numbers as per the Ministry of Communication's new numbering plan:

  • Number 1 was added before all commercial 6 digit numbers (e.g. 800000, 899999, etc.)
  • Number 2 was added before all landline numbers
  • Number 5 was added before all Viva numbers
  • Number 6 was added before all Ooredoo Telecom - Formerly Wataniya Telecom numbers
  • Number 9 was added before all Zain numbers
  • All the three digit lines remained the same without any additional number e.g. 121, 107, 113, 112, etc.

On June 15, 2013 the Kuwait's Ministry of Communications (MoC) has announced the launch of mobile number portability (MNP), a service that allows mobile users to change their service provider without the need to change their mobile number.[1]

Here are the starting codes of landlines sorted by each area or city:

Area Landline Starting Code
Abdalli 2 470
Ahmadi 2 398
Ahmadi & Umm-Alhaiman 2 328, 327
Ardhiyah 2 480, 488, 489
Fahaheel 2 391, 392
Farwaniah 2 474, 473, 472, 471, 476
Free Trade Zone 2 461
Funtas 2 390
Hawalli 2 261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266
Jaber Al-Ali 2 384, 383
Jabriyah 2 531, 534, 533, 532,561,569,560
Jahra 2 478, 477
Jahra-B 2 457, 456, 455, 458
Jaleeb Al-Shuyoukh 2 434, 431, 433
Manqaf & Shuiba 2 372, 371, 376
Mushrif 2 538, 537, 539
Nuzha & Qadsiya 2 224, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259
Qurain 2 541, 542, 543, 544
Ras Salmiyah 2 575, 572, 574, 573, 571
Rekka 2 396, 394
Sabah Salem 2 551, 552
Safat 2 242, 240, 241, 249, 246, 248, 247, 245, 244, 243
Salmiyah 2 562, 564, 563, 565, 577
Shuwaikh 2 484, 483, 481
South Subahiyah 2 361, 362
Sulaibikhat 2 487
Sulaibiyah 2 467
Wafra 2 381
Zoor 2 395

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