Apple Pay Works in Kuwait

Post by Mark

Looks like Apple Pay is now starting to work in some places in Kuwait. Some of the new Knet machines that support wireless Knet payment now also work with Apple Pay. I haven’t been able to try this myself, but a friend of mine was able to paying using Apple Pay at Solo Pizza. You need to have a credit card already added to your phone from a country that has Apple Pay like the US for example.

There is no real advantage to using Apple Pay in Kuwait, if anything its actually more expensive when you factor in the cost to transfer money from Kuwait bank account to your US one. But for now, I guess there is a bit of a cool factor to using Apple Pay.

Update: Just tried my Apple Pay at Liquid and it worked!


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  1. Sauce says:

    what we need is apple music, family sharing wont work here unless you have a CC linked to your accoutn

  2. Oz says:

    So you are paying KWD from a USD account? Good luck with the exchange rate and extra charges.

  3. Quintin says:

    best news ever! Finally. i just came back from the states last week, and its all i used there. its so convenient. i have both my Wells Fargo and Bank of America linked to my apple pay, my Bank of America Visa has no foreign transaction fees also, works amazing in Kuwait.

  4. Quintin says:

    Boubyan Bank Debit/Credit cards can be added to apple pay? i think i saw a ad about it at the branch, i could be wrong

  5. lolguy says:

    Apple Pay and Samsung Pay are both available in UAE and I guess Android Pay could possibly follow. Why less love for Kuwait?

    • Nasser says:

      It has to do with the number of contactless terminals in Kuwait. It is still quite new here and even the merchants who have the contactless terminals, not all know how to use it

      It is only a matter of time


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