Monday 19, October 2015

Dubai – MENA Herald: : In another step towards empowering a Smart City future by enabling seamless, reliable and secure connectivity, du – the official WiFi provider of Dubai Smart City – today announced the launch of its innovative WiFi UAE App at GITEX Technology Week 2015. During the event, du demonstrated the App’s groundbreaking capabilities and enhanced features that will enrich the user experience by enabling customers to seamlessly locate and connect to WiFi UAE.

Jihad Tayara, Vice President Business Development & Partnerships, du, said: “Remaining connected in today’s fast-paced digitised world is a basic human right that will increasingly define the quality of service in a smart society. At du, we are reinforcing our commitment to the smart city vision by providing residents a simpler, better, faster and more unique way to connect to WiFi UAE hotspots. In addition, the advanced context and location awareness capabilities of the App provide added convenience for the user.”

During GITEX Technology Week 2016, du demonstrated the App’s competencies including seamless login, contextual awareness messages, hotspot locations, special offers and so much more. The WiFi UAE App also has the ability to serve messages from selected sponsors based on the user preferences and location.

WiFi UAE empowers residents by facilitating seamless, reliable and secure connectivity to access the internet, browse government websites and apps, get updates about applications and avail eServices, among other benefits. Users have the option to choose between WiFi and Premium WiFi, which can be accessed from any WiFi-enabled device with a UAE mobile number. WiFi gives users free internet access so that they can browse emails and use their social applications, at restricted speeds. Premium WiFi, is a paid service that gives users high speed internet access for a nominal sum to be used over a set period. Both options enable customers to access government websites and applications at unrestricted speeds.

WiFi UAE expects to enable WiFi connectivity through more than 300 locations by the end of the year, in line with the UAE leadership’s vision to implement services that lead to overall happiness of people living in the UAE. For more information please visit

See more of what du has to offer at GITEX Technology Week 2015 from October 18 to 22 at its stand in Zabeel Hall Z-F 10 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.