UAE Free WiFi Access for Travelers – Here’s How to Connect?

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In UAE, when travellers land at the airport, they need an internet connection to book a taxi from Careem or contact their friends and families in UAE. Two main airports Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) have free WIFI access for visitors. If they do have not a UAE SIM card, they can connect to free Wifi for a limited time or limited bandwidth.

Visitors have issues while registering for the WIFI service in UAE especially when they do have not a SIM card. Because while signing up for WIFI, they need a mobile number which can receive SMS. Sometimes, UAE Airports WIFI does not require a mobile number while browsing the internet but it stops working after 2 to 4 hours. You can buy a SIM card for free on UAE airports by Etisalat, DU and Virgin Mobile on your valid passport.

Now, you can connect to wifi using your UAE number and can use it for 4 hours after this you have to pay AED 5 for 1 day to use the unlimited data. Here is how to connect to free WIFI in UAE airports:

  1. Enable the WIFI and search for the free WIFI (Mostly opened WIFI)
  2. Open the web browser and open any page or website
  3. You will be redirected to a login page
  4. Enter your mobile number (international may be supported) and verify it
  5. If you have not a UAE number, you can skip it and connect the internet for 2 to 3 hours

Free WIFI is limited and you cannot use it for a long time. If you have an Emirates ID, you can buy the SIM card for free and can enjoy free 1GB of data for 24 hours in UAE. I will recommend you buy a SIM card first for any network in the UAE. Here are some Wifi plans by Etisalat that you can use in all UAE wifi points.

  • Daily unlimited free WFI – AED 5
  • 7 Days unlimited free WFI – AED 20
  • 30 Days unlimited free WFI – AED 40

Prices are *Inclusive of 5% VAT. Once you have subscribed to any WIFI plan, you can use it anywhere in UAE by just connecting to Etisalat or Du WIFI and logging into your account using your mobile number. These are one-time offers which you cannot use again.

I am a professional blogger and mostly my interest is in mobile phones and prepaid sims. After moving to Dubai I got a lot of experience with telecom and travel here after which I started this blog.

One thought on “UAE Free WiFi Access for Travelers – Here’s How to Connect?

  1. When i visited to UAE i don’t get any free WIFI. It asked my mobile number but i buy a new Du SIM card and use it to connect with my relatives. UAE govt should provide totally free WIFI service for visitors without any registration.

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