Signs partnership agreement to provide telecommunication services for the newly designed city.
City of Arabia, the spectacular retail, residential, commercial and entertainment destination planned in the heart of Dubai land, has partnered Etisalat to provide advanced telecommunication services on its fiber optic network.
Ghanim Al Marri (L) from Etisalat and Mustapha Galadari (R)
The MOU was jointly signed by , Mr. Mustafa Galadari, Executive Co-Chairman of City of Arabia and Mr. Ghanim Al Marri, Dy. General Manager, Dubai region from Etisalat last week. As per the agreement, Etisalat will connect City of Arabia, through its advanced fiber optic network and provide high speed Internet services, Mobile broadband services besides landline, GSM and infrastructure services, to the residents and commercial establishments in City of Arabia.
City of Arabia, is an upcoming destination in the new Dubai, with four key elements – the Mall of Arabia, one of the world’s largest malls, Restless Planet, theme park, earth science museum and planetarium; Wadi Walk, a water front residential community and Elite Towers, a group of 34 impressive commercial and residential buildings. Slated for a phased launch towards the end of 2011, City of Arabia will eventually have over 32,000 residents.
Commenting on the partnership, Mustafa Galadari from City of Arabia said, “City of Arabia aims to become an upmarket destination for residential, commercial and entertainment purposes. Our vision is to create a techno-savvy community, where technology is leveraged in every aspect of the planned development. Our partnership with Etisalat will enable us to accomplish this objective and enable our customers to enjoy the most advanced services for both individual and commercial usage.”
For commercial and retail establishments, Etisalat will provide high speed fixed and mobile broadband services, enabling them to achieve higher productivity at affordable prices. Etisalat will also provide broadband internet, fixed line and GSM mobile broadband services to the residential community, opening infinite new options for home entertainment such as high definition (HD) video service quality and clarity, video on demand (VoD) and Online Gaming.
City of Arabia overview.
Mr. Abdulla Salem Almana, General Manager Dubai region, Etisalat said “Our partnership with City of Arabia opens infinite opportunities for Etisalat to further its vision of providing reliable ICT solutions to enhance business productivity and efficiency. Through this exclusive partnership, Etisalat aims to expand its reach and technical expertise for both business and individual users, who will now be able to benefit from our advanced telecommunication services.”
“City of Arabia has been quite futuristic in its approach and proactive in its adoption and use of technology. Etisalat’s robust fiber optic connectivity will provide the residents of City or Arabia with high speed and reliability. This is just one more step in our efforts to use technology to create a more efficient and productive environment for the City’s operations,” Almana added.