JOIN OUR FRIENDLY COMMUNITY
Learn from the experiences of other expats and make new friends in our disccussion forums and Facebook groups
READ OUR GUIDE TO MOVING ABROAD
The Expat Focus Guide to Moving Abroad contains everything you need to know when planning an international relocation available now, completely free
COMPARE QUOTES AND SAVE MONEY
Insurance, FX and international movers
LISTEN TO THE EXPAT FOCUS PODCAST
The Expat Focus podcast features interviews with expats living abroad and service providers meeting their needs subscribe today!
EXPERT FINANCIAL ADVICE & SERVICES
From our tax, investment and FX partners
Expat Focus Partners

Become a Partner. Click Here.

Kuwait - Communications


As with most countries these days, Kuwaitis prefer to use a mobile phone rather than a fixed landline. There are nearly five times as many mobile phones in operation than there are main lines installed in homes and these numbers are growing.

To have a fixed line installed is relatively cheap although most people now do not bother at all. There are international roaming agreements in place for mobile phone providers so using your phone from your home country should not be a problem but it will be costly. It is better to purchase a Kuwaiti mobile phone and sim card when you arrive and this will prove to be a more cost effective solution.

Pay phones are almost non existent in Kuwait, but it is possible to use phones in shops and restaurants and it is very rare that you will be charged for this.

There are a number of Internet Service Providers in operation in the country and it is relatively easy to have internet access installed in your home. Most people will use a broadband service but there are still some dial up connections in operation. If you choose not to have internet installed then you can make use of one of the many internet cafes which can be found in urban areas.

There are several basic television and radio stations which broadcast programmes mainly in Arabic. The occasional English programme can be seen but very rarely. It is possible to have satellite television or cable installed in your home to increase the number of channels available to you, in which case you will find many more English language programmes, usually shown with Arabic subtitles.

It is possible to listen to English language radio over the internet and many people do this as they are able to connect to digital broadcasts of their favourite radio stations from home.

The Kuwaiti post office offers a very reliable service and if you are sending mail abroad it can take around a week to arrive. The post office is open every day except Friday, although the actual opening hours will vary depending upon the location of the post office that you are using. If you are living in an area which is a little more remote you may find that your mail is not as reliable and in these cases it is worth opening a post office box. This is also easier if you receive bulky items through the post and are not home to receive them.


Read more about this country



Expat Health Insurance Partners


Cigna

Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.


Copyright © 2019 Expat Focus. All Rights Reserved. Use of this website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use/Privacy Policy. Comments are property of their posters.
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy