Uber to roll out econ­omy ser­vice in Dubai

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hail­ing app Uber will roll out its econ­omy ser­vice UberX in Dubai in the com­ing months, com­pany co-founder and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Travis Kalan­ick has told Ara­bian Busi­ness.

In Jan­uary, the US-based on­line trans­porta­tion net­work com­pany signed a co­op­er­a­tion agree­ment with Dubai’s Roads and Trans­port Author­ity to study of­fer­ing new prod­ucts in the eco­nomic tran­sit to sup­port Dubai Vi­sion 2021.

“We are look­ing out at rolling out an econ­omy rideshar­ing ser­vice here in Dubai. It’s a cos­mopoli­tan city and has trav­ellers from coun­tries all around the world. We are mak­ing sure that they have an ‘af­ford­able’ way to get around in the city,” Kalan­ick said.

“And the res­i­dents here also need a very ef­fi­cient mo­bil­ity ser­vice to get around the city. In the mean­time, you cre­ate tens and thou­sands of jobs for the res­i­dents here, and that is a ben­e­fit that Uber brings when we are able to ex­pand.”

The UberX ser­vice is ex­pected to be launched in the emi­rate in March on a pi­lot ba­sis, Kalan­ick said. Click here for full story

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