Uber X and Careem Go, the apps' affordable options, have been blocked in the UAE
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.
No more Uber X in Dubai! pic.twitter.com/kB3yIrlESX— Jerusha Sequeira (@Jerusha_Seq) August 31, 2019
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.