On Monday, du, a telecom subsidiary of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), announced three new roaming bundles for customers travelling for Hajj and to other GCC countries.
The company reportedly offers prepaid and postpaid customers subscribing to the packages a range of options to stay connected, with up to 30 gigabytes of data and unlimited outgoing calls while roaming in, or travelling between, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman or Saudi Arabia.
du's roaming services were launched as a result of its recognition that a large proportion of UAE travellers demand roaming services, with the percentage of roamers proving to be high across the emirates of Dubai (40%), Abu Dhabi (28%), Sharjah (19%) and the Northern Emirates (13%).
Fahad Al Hassawi, deputy CEO of telco at EITC, said, "At du, we design our special roaming bundles to provide customer-centric offerings, at competitive prices, which empower them to do more, regardless of their chosen destination. Thanks to our new package, du customers will now be able to stay connected to family and friends in the UAE while travelling for Hajj or visiting countries within the GCC. We're confident this solution will reduce the connectivity pain points often associated with traveling abroad and we are thrilled to be adding even more value to enrich our customers' everyday lives."
For unlimited voice calling to local numbers, UAE numbers, and other GCC countries, customers can enjoy the one-off AED 35 Hajj and GCC package, or optionally choose the AED 100 or AED 250 packages to enjoy 10GB or 30GB of data respectively, apart from unlimited outgoing calls, while travelling within GCC countries. All three of these one-off options can be used for 14 days once activated.