Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), are set to embark on a joint project to fit all taxis in Dubai (about 10,800 cabs) with free Wi-Fi service.
The step aims to bring happiness to riders and make clients mobility on board Dubai taxis an enjoyable experience.
The two parties pronounced their commitment to support the efforts of ranking Dubai as the smartest and happiest city in the world.
In this regard, RTA and du have signed a cooperation agreement on the sidelines of their participation in GITEX 2018. HE Mattar Al Tayer, RTA’s Director General and Chairman of the Board signed on behalf of RTA. HE Mohammed Al Hussaini, Chairman, EITC, signed on behalf of du.
The Wi-Fi service is available at more than 400 hotspots in the UAE including the Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, shopping centres, Emaar Boulevard Downtown, and the Global Village among others.
This service provides customers smooth access to all government sites and apps as well as chatting apps, e-mail and social media channels.
The service aims to raise the happiness of the UAE residents through enabling them access to the internet through: the free Wi-Fi UAE Free, and Wi-Fi UAE Premium, which is a paid service providing users features such as unlimited downloading and uploading against very affordable rates.