People can connect online at hotels but New York’s five-year digital initiative is designed to establish free Wi-Fi to 26 parks around the city.
In addition to parks, New York is rolling out Wi-Fi to subways, limo services and high tourist centres such as Times Square.
In addition to Colleges, hotels and restaurants in Fujairah it would be good to see some more free Wi-Fi hotspots.
Further free public Wi-Fi Hotspots would:
+ Indicate that Fujairah is Serving its Tourists. Hotels and restaurants are quick to indicate the Wi-Fi features to its customers as a sign of their comprehensive service—see this web page of ‘Wi-Fi Wireless Internet Hotels Near Fujairah Airport’.
Some of the frequently asked questions online include these ones:
? Where are the places to stay with Internet/WiFi in Fujairah?
?? Where do I find free Wifi hotspots in Fujairah?
??? Are there Internet Cafes around Fujairah Port? (asked in cruise ship reviews)
+ Enhance Fujairah’s Technological Sophistication. Fujairah is commonly perceived as being slow (shway, shway) and behind the times. In truth, many Fujairah residents don’t want their emirate to be a photocopy of another emirate and they are keen for Fujairah to be itself. This doesn’t mean, however, that Fujairah should ignore the advances of technology and having an improved Internet service including Wi-Fi hotspots will bring e-benefits to tourists and residents.
+ Underscore Fujairah’s Great Outdoors Status. The New York five-year digital plan indicates the importance of the parks to the ‘Big Apple’.
Similarly, the rolling out of more Wi-Fi hotspots in parks and on the Fujairah Corniche would highlight the importance of the coast and the beaches for tourists and residents alike. It would allow people to remain connected while they are outside and enjoying the Great Outdoors of the emirate.
Fujairah Wi-Fi Hotspot Locations
The Etisalat Wi-Fi locator for 9 public hotspots in Fujairah would appear to be an incomplete list:
* Abu Dhabi Securities;Fujairah (next to National Bank of Abu Dhabi)
* Al Meshwar Restaurant
* Fujairah International Airport
* Fujairah International Marine Club-café
* Fujairah Tower
* Gefsi Restaurant and café
* Ozone Café
* Oceanic Hotel Khor Fakkan
* Emirates Springs Furnished Apartments
Du Wi-Fi only lists a service at the Fujairah Airport.
Wi-Fi Hotspot Hopes
Can you add to the list above, more free Wi-Fi Hotspot locations around Fujairah?
In which Fujairah locations would you like to see a free Wi-Fi hotspot?
More Fujairah news, resources and photos are posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.