Following the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Uber's partnership announcement earlier this year, things are looking up!
They have just announced the trial of an economy offering, titled uberX, which will provide people in Dubai safe and affordable rides. Based on a joint study between the two entities, the pilot uberX will be rolled out gradually over a trial period of 3 months, which started on April 17.
Starting with a limited number of vehicles, uberX will be priced lower than the current UberSELECT, whilst still offering the same expected levels of safety, reliability, and convenience.
Abdulla Yousef Al Ali, CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency commented on uberX, “The announcement of this pilot service is a very encouraging news for Dubai. The pilot will offer an affordable option for residents to move around Dubai, and encourage a larger pool of people to reconsider car ownership, and instead opt for more convenient and efficient transport solutions, which we believe would translate to a happier city.”
The announcement of this pilot follows the successful rollout of uberX in cities across the Middle East, including Riyadh, Cairo, and Beirut, where it has complemented other Uber products, and provided people with a convenient and easy way to travel safely and affordably.
The pricing of the newly introduced uberX will be as follows:
- Base fare: Dhs5
- Per km: Dhs1.37
- Per minute: Dhs0.4
Will you be using uberX? We sure will!