If you're a regular user of Uber X and Careem GO, then we've got bad news for you.
Uber sent out a message on August 31 stating that the Uber X option will be “discontinued as per the RTA’s decision". As we all know, Uber X was the app's most affordable option, and also competed with RTA taxi fares.
Unsurprisingly, Careem also sent out an announcement shortly afterwards, saying that they were “discontinuing” Careem GO, which was basically their version of Uber X.
Both Uber X and Careem GO have been operating for the past two years as pilot projects and have been extremely affordable, even on a global scale.
Uber’s most affordable option now is Uber Select and Careem’s is Careem Economy.
So we guess it's back to regular taxis then, unless you want to spend A LOT more money.
Goodbye Uber X and Careem GO... you will be missed.