The UAE’s first ever Emirati Uber drivers are getting into gear in Abu Dhabi

The new fleet of Uber drivers are part of Uber’s relaunch in the capital

The UAE’s first ever Emirati Uber drivers are getting into gear in Abu Dhabi

We know Uber is back in Abu Dhabi, but did you know there’s a brand new fleet of drivers behind the wheel – including the first ever Emirati Uber drivers.

Abu Dhabi has become the first emirate where Emirati citizens can use their own private vehicles to drive on the Uber app, following the app’s relaunch in December 2018.

The milestone will help provide new jobs for Emiratis interested in driving on a full or part-time basis, and is a venture in collaboration with Abu Dhabi’s Integrated Transport Centre.

The first Emirati driver has already taken his inaugural journey, and a group of fellow Emirati drivers will soon be following suit.

“We are proud to have made great progress since we announced Uber’s return to Abu Dhabi last month, with the first Emirati driver-partner on the app who has already embarked on his first trip in and around the capital," said Tino Waked, general manager of Uber Middle East and North Africa.

“Abu Dhabi has always been an important market for Uber and we have worked collaboratively with ITC to align to their vision, and shown our commitment to fully supporting the city’s efforts in pioneering flexible, part time opportunities and an even better quality of life through urban mobility and smart initiatives.”

Time to hit the road.

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