Emaar, du install free wi-fi across Downtown Dubai

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Source:  http://www.constructionweekonline.com

Emaar Properties has announced that it has completed a project with telecoms provider du that has seen a free wi-fi service being installed all of the way around Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai – the major promenade encircling the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall.

The company said that wi-fi has been rolled out for the full length of the 3.5km boulevard in line with the recent Smart City initiative announced for the Emirate by Dubai’s ruler, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Emaar Malls Group CEO Nasser Rafi said: “Downtown Dubai is the most-visited lifestyle destination in the city, and the introduction of free Wi-Fi service along Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard will add to the convenience of visitors.”

du CEO Osman Sultan said: “Today’s announcement marks a definitive step towards realising the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed for Dubai as a progressive and global Smart City like no other.

“Achieving this vision is a collaborative effort; our role as a telecom company is to leverage technology to more convenience, more fun and more happiness for people, anytime, anywhere, in a more connected world. More info