Menalink offers a low-cost eSIM that works in 15 countries across Middle East and North Africa. Menalink plans start from US$4.50 and are available from Airalo.
If you're planning a trip to Middle East and North Africa, one of the easiest ways to use your cellphone whilst you're there is with a Menalink eSIM.
You can get a Menalink eSIM from US$4.50 at Airalo. This will allow you to use your cellphone in Middle East and North Africa for up to 7 days. The Menalink eSIM is available on a pre-paid basis for visitors to Middle East and North Africa and can be used in a total of 15 countries.
In this article, we'll look at the Menalink service in Middle East and North Africa, including how you're able to get it and the best Menalink eSIM deals. We'll also look at the coverage available on a Menalink eSIM, and the other ways of using your mobile phone in Middle East and North Africa (e.g. through international roaming).
|Plans From:||US$4.50 for 7 days|
|Coverage:||15 countries across Middle East and North Africa|
If you're looking for an affordable way to use your cellphone when travelling in Middle East and North Africa, you can get a Menalink eSIM from only US$4.50 for 7 days usage.
To get a Menalink eSIM, you'll need to have an eSIM-compatible device such as the iPhone 11, Galaxy S20, Pixel 3 or later devices. You can then order your Menalink eSIM through the Airalo app with instant delivery direct to your phone. There's no need to queue at the airport or to register the Menalink eSIM with your ID, saving you lots of time.
The following table shows the eSIM plans that are currently available from Menalink in Middle East and North Africa:
valid for 7 days
valid for 15 days
valid for 30 days
As a special offer for December 2023, you can get a 10% discount on all Menalink eSIMs. Simply enter the KEN10 voucher code at checkout. This offer is only available if you're new to Airalo.
If you've already used an Airalo eSIM in the past, you can use the KEN5 voucher code to get a 5% discount on your plan.
Once you've ordered your Menalink eSIM, it will only activate when your cellphone actually connects to a supported network in Middle East and North Africa. This means the validity period will only begin when you actually land in Middle East and North Africa and turn your cellphone on.
Your Menalink eSIM works with the dual-SIM function on most modern smartphones. This means you can use your regular SIM card alongside the Menalink eSIM (e.g. to receive incoming phone calls and text messages on your normal phone number).
Your Menalink eSIM from Airalo can be used in the following 15 countries:
- Iran (Islamic Republic of)
- Palestine, State of
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
Alternatives to Menalink
The main disadvantage of Menalink is the fact you're getting a data-only service on the eSIM. You will not get a local phone number in Middle East and North Africa when you're using the Menalink eSIM in your phone.
If you'd like to call or text whilst you're travelling in Middle East and North Africa, you'll need to use your normal SIM card instead (on which international roaming fees may apply). Alternatively, you can side-step these charges by making your calls through WhatsApp or other similar apps.
If you're looking for a more fully featured SIM card with a local phone number in Middle East and North Africa, you could consider getting a regular prepaid SIM card upon arrival instead. This will involve some additional hassle (e.g. queuing up at the airport to get your SIM card, a registration process for the SIM card, etc) but it can be preferable and better suited for longer-term use in Middle East and North Africa.
If you're using a Menalink eSIM, you'll have access to coverage from the partner mobile networks from across Middle East and North Africa:
|Country||Coverage Provider||Network Type|
|Iran (Islamic Republic of)||MCI||4G|
|Palestine, State of||Jawwal||3G|
|United Arab Emirates||Etisalat||4G|
If you're only planning to visit one country on your trip, it may be cheaper to get a country-specific eSIM instead. This will normally be available at a slightly lower price than the Menalink eSIM.
Other Airalo eSIMs
Airalo's Menalink eSIM can only be used in Middle East and North Africa.
The following regional eSIMs are also available from Airalo, covering other parts of the world:
- Hello Africa (Africa)
- Asialink (Asia)
- Island Hopper (Caribbean Islands)
- Eurolink (Europe)
- Discover (Global)
- Latamlink (Latin America)
- Americanmex (North America)
Country Specific eSIMs
You can also buy country-specific eSIMs from Airalo, including the following:
- Yes! Go! (Australia)
- Maneiro (Brazil)
- Tuque Mobile (Canada)
- Chinacom (China)
- Bonbon Mobile (France)
- Hallo! Mobil (Germany)
- Hkmobile (Hong Kong)
- Indicomm (India)
- Indotel (Indonesia)
- Mamma Mia (Italy)
- Moshi Moshi (Japan)
- Chorro Fon (Mexico)
- Choukran (Morocco)
- Fofo Mobil (Portugal)
- CellSA (South Africa)
- Guay Mobile (Spain)
- Merhaba (Turkey)
- Burj Mobile (United Arab Emirates)
- Uki Mobile (United Kingdom)
- Change Mobile (United States)
- Xin Chao (Vietnam)
For more information, read our Airalo review.
For more information about Menalink, please see the Airalo website.