Uber enables Saudi, UAE customers to book rides in advance

Uber enables Saudi, UAE customers to book rides in advance
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Updated 22 August 2021

Uber enables Saudi, UAE customers to book rides in advance

Uber enables Saudi, UAE customers to book rides in advance
  • Service is aimed at riders and professionals who will pay a premium for even more reliability

RIYADH: Uber has introduced a new app feature in Saudi Arabia and UAE, which offers riders the opportunity to book a ride on the Uber app up to 30 days in advance, along with the option for extended pickup windows.

The service is aimed at riders and professionals who will pay a premium for even more reliability and availability. It comes with exclusive features such as an extended 15 minute waiting period and a more seamless booking flow — providing a natural complement to on-demand travel, the company said in a statement.

“It takes the planning experience to the next level, and creates more assurance that you can schedule your ride well ahead of time. It also offers drivers new earnings opportunities as we invest in building back and reviving local economies,”  Mohammad Gazzaz, general manager of Uber in Saudi Arabia said.
Rifad Mahasneh, general manager for Uber, UAE, and Levant said: “More riders have turned to scheduled rides to plan their days more efficiently, and that’s why we think it’s the right time to introduce Reserve.”