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