The American multinational online transportation network company launches an on-demand meal delivery service powered by the Uber app in Dubai. From today’s’ lunchtime, Dubai residents can download the UberEats app and order from more than 200 restaurants that are presently listed on the platform. Delivery is available through the app seven days a week, from 11am-11pm and till 5 am over the weekend, commencing this Friday, September 30.
The broad range of restaurants listed on the platform includes Taqado, BurgerFuel, Gustronomy, The Hummingbird Bakery, and Sushi Art, among others. Foodies can also order from Pinza, which designs an exclusive ‘Uber Pizza’ to celebrate the launch. UberEats also offers a unique inaugural offer of AED 50 for the first order with the code DubaiEATS. The meal delivery service will be free of charge, and there will be no minimum amount criteria.
“Like the Uber taxi service, initially the payment will be done only by credit card, but the cash-on-delivery system will be introduced soon,” says Jambu Palaniappan, regional general manager, UberEats Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa. “The food delivery service will aim to become as efficient as its ride-sharing counterpart, with a target delivery time of 30 minutes,” says UberEats’ regional head.
Uber Technologies Inc. is a San Francisco-based online transportation network firm that allows customers with smartphones to submit a trip request, via its mobile app, which the software program then automatically sends to the Uber driver nearest to the consumer, alerting the driver to the location of the customer. As of August 2016, the service was available in more than 66 countries and 507 cities globally.