Free wi-fi now available at popular retail, dining and relaxation hotspot
If there’s one thing Dubai does well (and it does a lot of things very, very well), its free wi-fi. For tourists, it’s an absolute dream to know that pretty much wherever you spend a day, you’re almost certain to stay connected.
For residents, we love it because it’s almost impossible to run out of data. From restaurants to bars, and from shopping malls to the Dubai Metro, it’s not hard to spend the majority of your time online when you’re out and about.
du’s WiFi UAE service has now been rolled out at Jumeirah’s Souk Madinat, and users can get online while dining at any of the market’s 24 restaurants, while being entertained at the Madinat Theatre, or while perusing the eclectic mix of shops and retailers. The service on offer includes two options – the free option, WiFi UAE, or the paid-for high-speed WiFi UAE Premium, which is capable of streaming video and more bandwidth-intensive services.
“We are very happy to be launching WiFi UAE in one of Dubai’s top retail and high footfall spots, providing free internet access for everyone – regardless of their network preference,” said Jihad Tayara, vice president of business development and partnerships at du. “Through this launch, we continue to spread happiness through innovation and connectivity throughout the UAE, and this is another great stepping stone in our quest to support the UAE government in its happiness agenda and in achieving country-wide wi-fi access in line with the nation’s Vision 2021.”
The best bit about the wi-fi roll out is that it’s totally unlimited, uncapped and completely free. All you need to get going is a wi-fi capable smartphone and a UAE mobile number.