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WiFi UAE announces expansion of free internet access sites

Seven newly activated sites include malls in Al Ain, Sharjah, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah plus Fujairah Hospital

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More people in the UAE will now be able to enjoy complimentary internet access after WiFi UAE announced an expansion of its sites throughout the country.

Seven newly activated sites include Remal Mall and Jimi Mall in Al Ain, Al Shaab Village Mall in Sharjah, Times Square Centre and Dubai Marina Walk in Dubai, Al Hamra Mall in Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah Hospital, a statement said.

The service offers users two types of internet connection - WiFi UAE, a free WiFi service, and WiFi UAE Premium, an affordable paid service that allows users unrestricted upload and download speed.

In June, WiFi UAE said it expects to enable WiFi connectivity through more than 400 locations by the end of the year.

du initially introduced WiFi UAE in a number of high footfall areas including RTA serviced areas such as the Dubai Metro and Tram, Emaar Boulevard Downtown Dubai, malls across the emirates such as Al Ain Mall, Al Naeem Mall and Al Naeem City Centre in Ras Al Khaimah, Marina Mall and LuLu malls in Abu Dhabi, Sahara Center in Sharjah, as well as The Dubai Mall and Wafi Mall in Dubai. 

du is 39.5% owned by Emirates Investment Authority, 19.75% by Mubadala Development Company, 19.5% by Emirates Communications and Technology and the remaining by public shareholders.

Source: Arabian Business