UAE telecoms operator du will provide free wifi for seven days at over 400 hot spot locations across the UAE to celebrate Eid Al Fitr, it announced on Tuesday.
The offer will be available from June 12-18, with the wifi speed operating “10 times faster” than usual, a statement said.
The service will be offered via WiFi UAE, which is available in over 400 locations including the Dubai Metro and Tram, malls, parks, beaches and areas like Downtown Dubai.
The initiative is part of du’s Ramadan campaign #KeepOnGiving, which encourages people to do something for their community during the holy month. Du is also offering WiFi UAE at six mosques throughout the Emirates.
Fahad Al Hassawi, deputy CEO, Telco Services, EITC [du’s parent company] said: “du has always held the belief that connectivity is a basic human right, and this was the premise for our WiFi UAE roll out across the Emirates.
“The initiative of providing complimentary higher speed wifi this Eid is yet another demonstration of our staunch support of the UAE government in achieving country-wide WiFi access in line with the nations Vision 2021.”
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Initially launched in 2015, WiFi UAE is available to all users with a wifi-enabled device, including smartphones, laptops, and tablets, and offers users two types of internet connection: WiFi UAE Free and WiFi UAE Premium. The first offers free access with limited speed, and the second offers high-speed access for a specified payment.
Earlier this year, du also introduced new price plans targeting short-term visitors. The new pricing is fixed at Dhs10 for 4 hours over the course of a day, Dhs25 for 12 hours over a three-day period, and Dhs50 for 32 hours access over 10 days.