Friday, November 21, 2014

A OM EL DONIA. YOUR UBER HAS JUST ARRIVED, CAIRO!


While it’s been a long road to get here, we’re THRILLED to be providing this giant city with reliable, safe, and convenient transportation…….akheeeran!
Boasting one of the most densely populated cities in the world, we know how commuting and navigating through Cairo’s traffic can take its toll (think: bumper cars and frogger). We’re here to provide another choice to help you start moving around Cairo in style!
While you can certainly request a car, Uber Cairo is still in its “Testing Phase,” so there will be limited availability and we will mainly be serving the Zamalek/Mohandesin/Giza areas until our official launch. If you are fortunate enough to get a ride during this testing phase, please share your experience with us on Twitter @Uber_Cairo. As we know, Cairo has some huge transportation obstacles, so we’ll be analysing what we find and making adjustments until we get Cairo right. To our bold new Uber Cairo riders, you’ve been warned: Adventurous Riders Only.

2G5A8103 copyWe were fortunate enough to help Madame Esaad out with her busy schedule and have Hassan take her to her next meeting.
Always on the forefront of inventive and fashionable trends, Madame Esaad Younis(the brilliant and long-time actress, author and media producer who helped put Egypt on the cinematic map with her classic films and still-running shows) hitched a ride with UberX to become our very first “Rider Zero” here in Egypt.

2G5A8074 copy copyAhmad El Esseily, the highly-intelligent and witty film and TV editor/director and host of multiple radio and TV shows, wasn’t far behind Madame Esaad when he decided to put down his scooter for the day and take a ride with UberX. Ahmad does not “go with the flow” like a dead fish (or so his twitter bio claims, and neither is he a fish), but he definitely is a risk-taker and knows how to ride with style. Ahmad, we are here to compliment your scooter and are a click-away whenever you need us.

What is UberX:
For those who don’t know about UberX: It’s our low-cost alternative to move you around the city in a safe, cheap and reliable way. Our UberX platform is already available in many Middle Eastern cities, such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Riyadh, Beirut, and now it has arrived in Cairo!
Try it out:
Can’t wait to try it out?
1. Download the App or register here.
2. Register your credit card or debit card. The whole experience is cashless and hassle free.
3. Choose your pick-up location, request a ride and track your car in real-time.
4. Enter the promotion code HELLOCAIRO and your first trip up to 75 EGP is on us!

UBERGO IS OFFICIALLY THE CHEAPEST RIDE IN TOWN


SMALLER. SMARTER. CHEAPER.
Today we take another step towards making Uber available to over 1.2 billion Indians. We are excited to announce the launch of uberGO; a spanking new range of low cost, chauffeur-driven hatchbacks (think Etios Liva and Maruti Ritz) that roll onto the streets of every Uber city in India today. For this launch, drivers are able to connect to the Uber platform using devices provided by our technology partner, Huawei.
Now we are giving you another smarter, cheaper and safer way to get around your city.
WHEN CAN I USE UBERGO?
uberGO signifies a speedy, utilitarian and simple solution to get around quickly; without the need to have second thoughts about choosing it! It’s perfect for absolutely any kind of ride, especially the short hauls – think quick bank runs, short trips between meetings, jaunts to the mall and the movies; with uberGO even the mundane daily commute to work can now be stress-free and relaxing. All this for a price lower than an auto-rickshaw.
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT uberGO?
Ahmedabad
Bangalore
Chandigarh
Chennai
Hyderabad
Jaipur
Kolkata
Mumbai
New Delhi
Pune
Now there’s an Uber for your every need; use uberGO for your everyday commute and errands, request an uberX when you have company, and step up to UberBLACK when you mean business.

10 CITIES. 10 ARTISTS. 10 DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES.

On Monday we revealed how you can now play your Spotify music when you ride with Uber. Tomorrow, fans in 10 global cities can help us celebrate with either an artist ride-along or exclusive live session.

WE’RE LAUNCHING SPOTIFY IN 10 CITIES
WITH 10 ARTISTS ON ONE DAY

HOW DO YOU TAKE PART?

  1. Connect your Spotify account from the Uber Profile screen. You only need to do this once. 
  2. Open up the Uber app for your city on Friday, November 21.
  3. Request the special vehicle option. Tap the music bar and choose a song from any of your Spotify playlists while you wait for your Uber to arrive.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN MY CITY?

The ride-along cities are: Nashville. If you tap ARTIST in a ride-along city and your ride is confirmed, you and all your friends that can safely fit will be some of the first to experience the new Spotify-enabled Uber cars. And if you’re really lucky, get ready for the ride of your life with an artist!
The exclusive live sessions will be happening in: NYC. If you tap LIVE in a live session city and you connect with a driver, you and everyone that can safely fit will be picked up and taken to a special location. Shh.