Uber resumes service in Abu Dhabi after 2 year halt
- November 19, 2018
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After a more than 2 year suspension of ride-hailing services Careem and Uber in the city of Abu Dhabi, The latter has resumed its service in the region as per a statement announcing its relaunch in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport.
Emiratis will now be able to drive on the Uber app using their private vehicles on a full-time or part-time basis. “Abu Dhabi is a significant market for Uber and we’re delighted to serve as catalysts for economic growth, and for Emiratis to be able to drive on the Uber app using their private vehicles.” Uber Middle East Regional Manager Anthony Khoury said.
“With the re-launch of our services in the Emirate, and the launch of Uber Eats there earlier this year, we can cater to local demand and remain committed to our goal of providing efficient and innovative solution to the communities we operate in” added Khoury.
This marks the resumption of Uber in an additional Middle East region for drivers and riders alike. It currently operates in 36 other cities in the region including Cairo, Jeddah, Riyadh, Al Madinah, Islamabad, Beirut and others.