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Free wifi internet access rolled out in parts of Dubai

A new Wifi service in Dubai will allow people to access the internet for free in parts of the city.
The Smart Dubai Executive Committee and du, the Smart City Official WiFi Provider in Dubai, have rolled out free WiFi UAE services in some public areas.
The service will allow residents to access the internet, browse websites and apps, pay bills, get updates and avail eServices at limited speeds.
The aim is to enable WiFi connectivity through more than 300 locations by the end of the year. Customers of any UAE-based telecom operator can access WiFi UAE.
WiFi UAE gives users two options to choose from, WiFi and Premium WiFi, which can be accessed from any WiFi-enabled device and a UAE mobile number. This includes smartphones, laptops, tablets and gaming devices.
The WiFi option allows users to access the internet, browse emails and use their social applications free of charge, at restricted speeds.
Users of Premium WiFi can avail of six hours of high speed internet that can be used over three days for Dhs20, whereas, Dhs50 will buy 20 hours of high speed internet access that can be used over a seven-day period.
Users can just recharge with a du WOW recharge card or use their UAE or GCC-issued credit card to buy credit. A pin number will be required to ensure safety and security.
Both options will enable customers to access government websites and applications at unrestricted speed.

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