Al Rai, formerly known as Al Rai al Aam, is a Kuwaiti daily newspaper.

According to a 2007 survey by the Washington-based Inter-media group, Al Rai ranked one among Kuwaiti newspapers for the fifth year in a row. In 2008, Al Rai received the Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sobah award for best designed news website. Al Rai was created in the 60s and is owned by the Boodai family, one of Kuwait's leading merchant and business families. Its Editor-in-Chief is Youssef Al-Jalahmah. In addition to domestic news, Al Rai employs correspondents worldwide. Among those are Linda Azar and Wesam Abou-Harfhoush in Beirut, Khodor Halaweh and Zaki Abou-Khdeir in the Palestinian Territories, Haidar Al Hajj in Baghdad, Elias Nasr in London and Hussain Abdul-Hussain in Washington, DC. The newspaper is known for generally supporting the Kuwaiti government and ruling family.

Alrai Newspaper has been the leading daily newspaper in Kuwait since 2000. Out of a total number of 90,000 daily copies that are circulated in Kuwait, over 65,000 copies constitute its subscribers base, the biggest of its kind in the country. The paper contains numerous interviews with many world leaders

Alrai Newspaper enjoys a reputation not only in Kuwait but also in other countries such as The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar, Syria and the United Kingdom.

In 2004, Al Rai launched a satellite TV, which merged with the newspaper to create the Al Rai Media Group.

  • Operating Hours:
    Mondays to Saturdays from 9:00 till 19:00
Al Rai al Aam

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    Alfred Nobel Street Hamra Tel.: +9611737962


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