Free wifi will now be available on board over 100 intercity buses from Dubai, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA’s) Public Transport Agency has announced.
The high-speed wifi service will be provided by Etisalat on board buses to Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
The initiative is part of the smart city programme currently being implemented in Dubai.
Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency said: “The service enables inter-city bus riders to surf the internet through their portable devices, tablets or smartphones and process several tasks in transit – a time-saving exercise. The RTA always seeks to introduce the latest telecommunication technologies.
“The wifi service will be subject to a continuous assessment with a view to expanding and improving the scope of the service in collaboration with Etisalat in order to ensure the smooth and continued functionality of the service.”
In October, the Dubai Taxi Corporation revealed plans to offer free wifi on board all of its cars after introducing the service on its limousine fleet.
The RTA said the new service was intended to increase customer satisfaction.
Earlier, the Dubai Municipality also signed an agreement with telecom provider du to offer free wifi across all major public parks and beaches in the city.