Why FREEDOME does not work in the United Arab Emirates and other Persian Gulf area countries?

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Katriina_M Posts: 445 F-Secure Employee


The FREEDOME app cannot connect to any of the FREEDOME VPN servers when the device is in the following Persian Gulf area:
  • Bahrain
  • Iraq
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirate
At first the VPN connection may be successful but it stops working soon after that.


The use of VPNs is not allowed in the Persian Gulf area. The local Internet Service Providers block VPN connections in their networks. This prevents FREEDOME from working.


For the above reason, we cannot solve this issue.