Uber launches portal for Saudi women

The portal will serve as a one-stop shop for Saudi women interested in driving on Uber.
Updated 18 June 2018

Uber launches portal for Saudi women

Uber has rolled out a new registration portal for Saudi women. The portal, accessed through a separate “Masaruky” landing page on its website, will serve as a one-stop shop for Saudi women interested in driving on Uber once the driving ban is lifted in the Kingdom.
Uber’s “Masaruky” (“your path” in Arabic) initiative aims to increase women’s participation in the workforce through access to affordable transportation, in addition to increasing women’s access to flexible economic opportunities through Uber’s technology, the company said in a statement. The new landing page will cater to expected interest from women looking to benefit from extra earnings opportunities through Uber once they have received their licenses.
Earlier this year an Uber survey, carried out in collaboration with international research house Ipsos, found that 78 prcent of Saudi women surveyed were likely to get a driving license post ban removal, with almost a third (31 percent) of those surveyed indicating that they were interested in driving as an earnings opportunity.
Ohoud Al-Arifi, Uber marketing manager in Saudi Arabia, said: “We’re keen to continue to create change that’s meaningful and improves the experiences of Saudi women with Uber. So whilst we have historically provided women in the Kingdom with mobility options that previously didn’t exist, our new Masaruky landing page for women is an exciting extension of that journey.
“Many women have already recognized that Uber is the right choice for anyone who wants to make an extra earning from the flexible economic opportunities the technology provides on their own schedules, and we hope the new registration portal will help address any queries they may have as they gear up to start driving on the Uber app.”
In addition to the new landing page, Uber has also announced that it is in the process of rolling out its first women’s drivers support center in Riyadh.
The new center will see incoming female partner-drivers benefit from a fixed destination for all questions, comments and inquiries. Uber will also partner with key stakeholders to onboard new female partners, facilitating paperwork, training and access to vehicles for women interested in registering to the application.


CEO of Mohammed Bawazir Trading Group praises Saudi-Indonesian ties

Updated 16 August 2019

CEO of Mohammed Bawazir Trading Group praises Saudi-Indonesian ties

RIYADH: Sheikh Mohammed Fawzi Bawazir, chairman of the Mohammed Bawazir Trading Group, has praised relations between Saudi Arabia and Indonesia on the occasion of the Asian archipelago’s 74th independence day.

Citing the long history and shared Islamic culture between the two countries, Bawazir also said the ties had been strengthened by the recent visit of King Salman to Indonesia in 2017 and a reciprocal visit to Riyadh by the Indonesian president in April.

Bawazir said: “It is important for our company to establish business relations with the largest Islamic country member of the G-20 and also the largest Islamic pilgrimage mission, which exceeds the number of 250,000 pilgrims in addition to the one million Umrah visitors.

“Our business relationship with Indonesian companies is good and represents a strategic business partnership and is constantly evolving.

“We represent the largest Indonesian companies in the Saudi market as agents and exclusive distributors of their products such as MAYORA Group of Companies and Tropicana Silm Company as well as many factories that produce our Own brand for food products REEM, Tropica Coal and Indo Coal and we are still looking for more business partners from Indonesia.

“Our company is committed to supporting Indonesian products in the Saudi market through a professional team that serve and distributes the products in all over the Kingdom in different market sectors,” he added.