You will soon be able to hire a cab in Dubai for as little as AED5, thanks to the launch of uberX, which will provide riders in Dubai with economical rides.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Uber launched their pilot project today with uberX following a partnership agreement between Uber and the RTA in January to study new mobility options to support Dubai Plan 2021.
The pricing of the newly introduced uberX will be as follows:
· AED 5 – base fare
· AED 1.37 per km
· AED 0.4 per minute
“The announcement of this pilot service is a very encouraging news for Dubai. Smart mobility is a key pillar of every smart city and the provision of economy solutions is an integral element of the smart mobility. 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. RTA, would continue to work towards the development of integrated and sustainable transportation infrastructure as part of Dubai’s comprehensive growth plans.”
Abdulla Yousef Al Ali, CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency
Eyeing the success of this project, Uber plans to develop advanced products like UberPOOL and UberElevate, paving way for a transport network that smart cities of the future are building.
Dynamic pricing will be operational during the course of the pilot to help provide a reliable service with low wait times throughout the day
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.