Uber to offer discounted rides to people looking to receive COVID-19 vaccination in the UAE, in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. Riders are claimed to avail 25% off two Uber rides, up to AED20 each to and from public vaccination centers across the UAE. The rides are said to commence from January 25, 2021 until February 8, 2021 for people of all ages and nationalities.
The commitment comes as part of Uber’s global initiative to help communities move what matters, supporting public authorities and cities as they work to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
People across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah are said to easily book the trips to and from 43 centers using the Uber app. This includes a number of DHA centers in Dubai, the SEHA Vaccination Centre and other select centers in Abu Dhabi and MOHAP authorized centers in Sharjah.
“We applaud the government’s ambition to vaccinate 50% of the community by the end of March and we would like to do our part to support these efforts. Since the onset of the pandemic, we’ve been looking at how we can support our communities, prioritize their health and safety, and ultimately keep cities moving at a time when mobility has been severely impacted. The vaccination drive is part of the effort to leverage our technology to positively impact communities and support the government’s successful efforts in protecting the population against the virus,” explained Rifad Mahasneh, Uber General Manager in the UAE.