Online transportation network company Uber has launched new food delivery service UberEATS in Dubai.
The UberEATS app can be downloaded and used to order from hundreds of restaurants in Dubai seven days a week from 11am – 11pm Sunday – Thursday and until 5am on weekends.
Jambu Palaniappan, UberEATS EMEA head, said: “Bringing UberEATS to the UAE was a no-brainer for us. Dubai has become a culinary powerhouse in recent years, with an average of four new restaurants opening every day. The UberEATS app has been a huge success in every city we’ve launched in and we think Dubai will love it too. With UberEATS, people can get great food at the touch of a button.
“We are a key part of Dubai’s infrastructure and we know how this city moves. UberEATS uses this knowledge to help deliver people’s food more efficiently than ever before. We are looking forward to becoming an even more important part of the lives of the people of Dubai by enhancing the way people connect with the city and by helping customers to discover new foods and enjoy more of what Dubai has to offer.”
Dubai joins more than 32 cities across the world to offer UberEATS, and launches alongside Amsterdam and Johannesburg as part of an UberEATS rollout across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The launch marks the first time the global tech firm has expanded its services beyond its car-booking app in the UAE.
Restaurant partners for UberEATS in Dubai include Gustronomy, Taqado, BurgerFuel, The Hummingbird Bakery, Sushi Art and Pinza, which will be designing an exclusive ‘Uber Pizza’ to celebrate the launch.
Uber customers can use their existing Uber account to order through UberEATS, and can browse restaurants, check out with a credit card, and track their order until it’s delivered.
‘Eaters’ can get 50 AED off their first order with the code DubaiEATS and delivery will be free of charge for a limited time.
UberEATS started in Toronto in 2015 and has expanded to 32 countries in nine months, partnering with more than 3,000 restaurants.
Orders are delivered within an average time of 34 minutes.