UberX launched in Abu Dhabi

Service is the lower cost option to current product UberBLACK

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UberX launched in Abu Dhabi UberX users can expect car types such as a Toyota Previa, Honda Odyssey, or a Chevrolet Caprice.
By  Helen Gaskell Published  September 7, 2014

Uber has launched its lower cost option, UberX, in Abu Dhabi.

The new product promises to deliver safe, convenient, and reliable transportation services in Abu Dhabi at a more affordable price point than its current UberBLACK offering, which was launched in Abu Dhabi last year.

JP Mondalek, Uber's general manager for the UAE said: "It's official, uberX is here in Abu Dhabi! We're excited to be giving Abu Dhabi residents and visitors another choice in transportation around the city, especially as traffic picks up again with the post-summer rush. The win for riders is obvious: lower fares make Uber more accessible to more people when they need it the most. The win is also two-fold - as we've seen in other cities, offering differently priced products allows us to partner with a greater supply of transportation providers. We will continue to monitor this marketplace to ensure that we are offering the Abu Dhabi community more choice and more value when it comes to their daily transportation needs."

In addition to providing more choice for consumers, Uber also aims to help transportation providers grow their business by making drivers' time more efficient.

UberX users can expect car types such as a Toyota Previa, Honda Odyssey, or a Chevrolet Caprice compared to a Lexus E, Audi A6 or BMW 5-Series on UberBLACK; the base fare is AED10 as opposed to AED12.50; the minimum fare is AED15 compared to AED35 with BLACK and the fare per minute is AED0.25 instead of AED1.50.

With the launch, uberX is giving 20% off on all uberX rides in Abu Dhabi by entering the code "UBERXINAD" from now until the end of September.

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