Dubai Airport Trials Free Movie Streaming


Demola Ojo 

Dubai International has launched a new service allowing travellers to stream the latest films and TV shows to their devices while at the airport.

The initiative sees the Dubai hub partner with regional content provider ICFLIX, enabling passengers to stream “the latest Hollywood, Bollywood and Jazwood (Arabic) content to their smartphones and laptops” using the airport’s free wifi.

Content is available in English, French and Arabic, and is being offered for free during an initial two-month trial period, following which “Dubai Airports and ICFLIX will assess customer feedback and options for future services”.

DXB recently announced plans to launch biometric technology and automated border control gates at Terminal 3 departures, and earlier this year unveiled a new Sleep ‘n’ Fly lounge with 27 sleep pods.

The airport recorded its busiest ever July last month, with over eight million passengers travelling through the airport, an increase of 5.9 per cent on the previous year.