Guide: How to access high-speed public WiFi in UAE

UAE residents will be able to connect to the Internet using their mobile devices in more than 250 major public locations across the country, thanks to ‘UAE WiFi by etisalat’.

On Wednesday, Etisalat launched its high-speed public WiFi in the UAE that will function at the fastest most speed and with the highest available quality across all major locations of the country.

The initiative aligns with the country’s “smart” vision and focuses on delivering WiFi coverage across the all UAE regions, including Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Northern Emirates. It fosters digital adoption by providing residents seamless and secured Internet access, using the most advanced technologies.

Free allowance for mobile data subscribers

Etisalat’s mobile data customers subscribed to 1GB mobile data allowance or higher can now enjoy free access through the public WiFi. Free allowance starts from five hours up to 30 hours of high-speed unlimited WiFi Internet, depending on the mobile data package.

All UAE residents can also enjoy unlimited data access with etisalat’s WiFi packages, priced at Dh25 for two days, and Dh100 for 10 days. Customers can pay by either using their local credit cards, or by using Wasel recharge card.

Validity of the paid packages begins from the first instance of access to the WiFi package.

  • Data pack between 1GB and less than 4GB – 5 hours free WiFi
  • Data pack between 4GB and less than 10GB – 20 hours free WiFi
  • Data pack equal to 10GB and above – 30 hours free WiFi

How to connect to public WiFi

In order to use the service, customers visiting key public locations in the UAE, including shopping malls, parks, beaches, entertainment and sports venues, airports and much more, should connect to ‘UAE WiFi by etisalat’ WiFi SSID signal.

After one time registration, etisalat will send SMS with PIN number to ensure safety and security. Customer than should use their mobile number as login and PIN number as password.

Once registered customer will be given a choice to either use his free WiFi allowance if he is eligible to it, or to choose the paid package.

To find the exact location of Etisalat WiFi hotspots customers can visit or use the ‘Around Me’ interactive map in the Etisalat App.

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