Uber officially launches in Riyadh, preparing for Jeddah

riyadh-uberMobile-operated private car service Uber announced the official launch of its operations in Saudi capital Riyadh after 3 months of successful testing. The company is now preparing to add Jeddah to the list. Together with Riyadh’s addition, the number of cities where Uber operates to almost 100.

The on-demand car service which is used via smart mobile apps has been expanding incredibly fast in last couple of months, launching in new markets while strengthening the leadership position in the US. Saudi market is company’s third in Arab world, after Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and Doha in Qatar.

In the region, it is in competition with similar apps like Dubai-based Careem and Brazilian Easy Taxi in the region.

Shortly after its foundation in 2009, Uber has chosen to diversify the private transportation services under different brands and compositions, namely, UberX, UberTAXI, UberBLACK, UberSUV and UberLUX. In Riyadh, the company is serving with UberBLACK cars.

In celebration of the launch, the San Francisco-based company also declared that all the rides in Riyadh on the weekend, that is, between thursday May 22 12:01am and saturday May 24 11:59pm. will be free of charge. Our readers from the Sauid Arabia may click here to learn how to benefit the offer.

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