As part of its continued commitment and investment in the region, Uber has launched ride-hailing services in Sharjah, improving access to transportation across the UAE.
Riders in Sharjah will have approach to UberSelect, Uber’s most affordable service offering safe, transparent and reliable transportation, the company said.
The latest launch is part of Uber’s ongoing efforts to continue providing more access to Uber’s technology and in line with the company’s commitment to fund in the region’s potential for growth by expanding and serving more of the community and building additional earning opportunities for drivers during a challenging time, it said.
Rifad Mahasneh, General Manager, GCC & Levant at Uber Mena, said: “We’ve seen the benefits of rapid technology adoption and improved access to transportation in the region. Covid-19 has presented exceptional challenges, but as we work towards accelerating recovery, we’re focusing on our strengths - offering safe, reliable, and affordable mobility solutions and investing in securing the livelihoods of drivers by creating additional earning opportunities. The UAE is committed to driving urban mobility and leading smart cities of the future, and we believe we have an important role to play in facilitating this vision, advancing the mobility system, and ultimately improving people’s quality of life.”
Uber has also rolled out enhanced safety features to help everyone using the app stay safe and healthy. This includes mandating masks for both riders and drivers, and offering them the flexibility to cancel a ride without incurring a penalty, if they’re not wearing a mask. Drivers are also asked to undertake additional safety measures such as regularly sanitizing their car and making hand sanitizer available for riders.