Emirates and Uber Announce a Unique Multi-Country Partnership

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Published September 30th, 2018 - 09:09 GMT
The collaborative offer will see visitors to Dubai from Australia, Egypt, France, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa avail special offers from Uber on bookings made between 26 September to 10 December 2018.
The collaborative offer will see visitors to Dubai from Australia, Egypt, France, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa avail special offers from Uber on bookings made between 26 September to 10 December 2018.

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, and Uber, the world’s leading ride-sharing app, have announced an exclusive partnership that will provide Emirates passengers visiting Dubai from select international countries with discounted airport rides. The collaborative offer will see visitors to Dubai from Australia, Egypt, France, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa avail special offers from Uber on bookings made between 26 September to 10 December 2018.

To avail the special offers*, travellers will need to book an Emirates Economy  Flex  or Economy Flex Plus fare on flights from Australia, Egypt, France, Saudi Arabia, South Africa to Dubai via the Emirates website, during the promotional period. Economy Flex Plus travellers will get one free ride from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to anywhere in Dubai up to the value of SAR 120, while Economy Flex passengers will get 50% off one ride from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to anywhere in Dubai up to the value of SAR 60 .

Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Emirates, said: “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Uber, which will now offer our passengers travelling to Dubai a seamless travel experience and smooth arrival in Dubai, one of the most exciting cities in the world.  Emirates continues to look at evolving customer trends and we will continue to look at innovative ways to provide exceptional services with partners that offer an outstanding customer journey from end-to-end.”

Brooks Entwistle, Uber's Chief International Business Officer commented: "We are delighted to partner with Emirates, one of the world's leading airlines and most respected companies in the travel industry, to offer a seamless fly-and-ride experience for passengers from five participating countries at the push of a button. Emirates and Uber share a truly global footprint, serving millions of customers in hundreds of cities around the world. We also share a commitment to creating opportunities for people to experience more of the world around them with the help of world class customer service and cutting edge technology.”

Travellers from all around the world have even more reason to look forward to their next trip to Dubai with this partnership. The ease and convenience with having an Uber ride from the airport already secured upon purchase of an Emirates flight ticket, means seamless travel is possible, and lasting memories can be made. Visitors travelling to and through Dubai can explore the vibrant city and its many offerings, including year-round sunshine, world-class shopping and exceptional restaurants.   

Background Information

Emirates Airline

The Emirates story started in 1985 when we launched operations with just two aircraft.

Today, we fly the world’s biggest fleets of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s, offering our customers the comforts of the latest and most efficient wide-body aircraft in the skies.

We inspire travelers around the world with our growing network of worldwide destinations, industry leading inflight entertainment, regionally inspired cuisine, and world-class service. Read on to find out more.

Uber

Uber’s mission is to bring reliable transportation to everywhere, for everyone. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? Six years and more than two billion trips later, we’ve started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars.

In the Middle East, Uber is already in Dubai, Cairo, Alexandria, Amman, Casablanca, Riyadh, Jeddah, Eastern Province, Makkah, Madinah, Hail, Qassim, Kharj, Yanbu, Ehsa, Taif, Manama, Beirut, Doha, Istanbul, Karachi, Lahore, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, and Gujranwala with plans for expansion across the region To request a ride, users must download the free application for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, Blackberry 7, or sign up at uber.com/app

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