Last July I went on a holiday to Dubai and have bought my very first iPhone from there, the Gold iPhone 6 plus. Recently I decided to start using Facetime but for some reason I cannot find the app. I am using my iPhone in Malta, in the middle of the Mediterranean with a Vodafone carrier.

Can anyone please show or explain how can I have FaceTime on my phone?

I tried finding various videos on YouTube but could not find the right one.

  • Have you tried pulling down on the screen and searching "FaceTime" in Spotlight? BTW, the icon is a big green rounded rectangle with a white camera in it.
    – Arc676
    Nov 11 '15 at 13:58
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    iPhones bought in the UAE do not have FaceTime, as it is illegal in that territory.
    – Tetsujin
    Nov 11 '15 at 14:04
  • Is there any way I can make facetime activated pls?!
    – Sharon
    Nov 11 '15 at 14:25
  • Try setting your Region to Egypt. If that does not work, you are out of luck, you bought your device in a place where this app in never provided and there is no way to fix it except maybe jailbreak. Nov 11 '15 at 15:46

FaceTime is not available for iPhones purchased in the United Arab Emirates.

@jaume answered this question here: FaceTime not working on iPhone 6 Plus purchased from Dubai


I have the iPhone6 plus, I don't have an App for FaceTime, I added FaceTime access in contacts. (only works to other iPhone users)

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    Are you sure you don't have FaceTime? Perhaps you just don't notice it because you don't use it. FaceTime is a built in app and all Apple devices (or at least those with cameras) have it.
    – Arc676
    Nov 11 '15 at 13:59
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    @Arc676 Are you really not aware that FaceTime is never included in devices sold in certain countries? Nov 11 '15 at 15:44
  • Sorry, I forgot about that.
    – Arc676
    Nov 12 '15 at 0:45

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