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Uber signs deal to re­launch ser­vices in Abu Dhabi

Uber an­nounced last Mon­day the re­launch of its ser­vices in Abu Dhabi, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the city’s Depart­ment of Trans­port.

Uber said un­der the re­launch in the UAE cap­i­tal, Emi­ratis will be able to drive on the Uber app us­ing their pri­vate ve­hi­cles on a full-time or part-time ba­sis.

Mo­hammed Dar­wish Al Qamzi, gen­eral man­ager of the In­te­grated Trans­port Cen­tre (ITC), said: “This agree­ment un­der­lines our com­mit­ment to achiev­ing the for­ward-look­ing vi­sion and as­pi­ra­tions of our wise lead­er­ship in trans­form­ing Abu Dhabi into a global leader in smart trans­porta­tion.

“With Uber, we are de­lighted to be able to pro­vide reli­able and con­ve­nient trans­porta­tion so­lu­tions to res­i­dents and vis­i­tors in Abu Dhabi. All pri­vate/pub­lic ve­hi­cles and driver part­ners are su­per­vised un­der ITC’s reg­u­la­tions and meet the re­quired stan­dards and li­cens­ing re­quire­ments,” added Al Qamzi.

The San Fran­cisco-based com­pany said it is in­vest­ing and grow­ing its busi­ness in the Mid­dle East and India, as it looks to strengthen its po­si­tion in the re­gion.

“We had an­other strong quar­ter for a busi­ness of our size and global scope,” chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer Nel­son Chai said in an emailed state­ment.

Uber is look­ing at high-po­ten­tial mar­kets such as the Mid­dle East

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