Network Busy …. PERIOD!

I went to Dubai for exactly 24 hrs, went to a few meetings on Thursday morning and afternoon. Had a very late lunch, then a late dinner. It was a very short trip and came back the next night on Friday.

Throughout my whole stay I wasn’t able to call anyone on their mobile from Dubai. I thought something was wrong with my line, I remembering paying a hefty bill. I could call Kuwait landlines, any Emirati number, everything except Kuwaiti mobile numbers. I could text people but I couldn’t call them, I kept getting network busy for the full 24 hours. It was extremely annoying, I couldn’t figure out what was the problem. Anyone trying to call me or any of the people with me in Dubai got a network busy tone as well. I met a lot of Kuwaiti people who were in Dubai, and it seems they were suffering the same problem. The problem could be from Zain or Etisalat but there was no other indication of problems. Still it was extremely annoying and nothing that could be done for the whole time there, I hope this gets resolved.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!


  1. Breeze

    Yup, we had the same problem last time we were in dubai. Our mobiles didnt work till the next morning (12 hrs after arrival) was good that our captain had a WATANIYA line..which worked perfectly!

  2. dude, zain sucks, accept it and stop complaining about it.

  3. lfc-q8

    i think this problem was caused by fog (fiber line) in the gcc was cut near dubai even the inter net is slower in kuwait

  4. hi

    u must’ve been some math wizz at school..dude u werent there for 24hours u were obviously there for more…thursday morning u had meetings and left dubai friday evening…or ru just trying to be technical and a smart ass?

  5. :/

    no the prob is from kwt…cuz relatives tried to call me from LA and i get a land number wen i get the call..and also from cairo and dubai isalways buzy or no-network..i guess kwt is the prob..and not just zain..also watania

  6. Yeah I just got back from Dubai too, network was terrible throughout the 3 days I spent, I switched my network to ‘du’ and some outgoing calls started going through fine, but I remember reading somewhere in Dubai when I got there that Etisilat was going through maintenance and that we are expected to run into network problems.

  7. Wataniya had a problem too! it was frustrating

  8. Yasmin

    I am sorry I have been calling Kuwait since saturday and all circuits are busy and dont understand why??? are you talking abt the lines in Kuwait or the cell phone company there???

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