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CAIRO – 28 January 2018: Uber Eats is finally making its way to Cairo, while Tanta and Damanhour passengers will finally be able to find a driver near them.
Four years since Uber launched and two years since Uber Eats, Cairo and Riyadh will be added to the delivery menu joining more than 200 cities around the world very soon.
Uber Eats makes getting food fast and easy for when you are at your hungriest.
After its success in the UAE with more than a thousand restaurants on the menu, Uber has seen the potential in both Egypt’s food industry and its big appetite and will be delivering food to your door step later this year.
“We know that people in Egypt and Saudi Arabia have been calling out for technology to get the food they love delivered for all occasions in any locations for some time now,” Nic Robertson, General Manager, Uber Eats Middle East and Africa, announced in a press release. “We’re thrilled to be answering this demand by partnering with national and local restaurants to bring the convenience of the Uber Eats app to more people in the region.”
The app will also be available in both Arabic and English making it more accessible to everyone and your favorite shawerma place.
“While we’re a global business with a presence in more than 30 countries around the world, our recipe for success is built on catering to the local taste of the cities we operate in. That’s why we’re doubling down on creating a localized version of the app that meets the needs of the Arabic speaking population,” continued Mr. Robertson.
And the fun doesn’t stop ther! Uber will also be launching their ride hailing services in Tanta and Damanhour; creating job opportunities and safe, reliable transportation for the public, located in the Nile Delta area.
Recent statistics released by Uber showed that in 2017, over 150,000 job opportunities were created, of which 50 percent are dependent on Uber for part time work. Uber has proven to become the biggest economic contributor in Egypt as it’s committed to provide youth with job opportunities. 70 percent of drivers on the Uber platform are ranging from 18-35 years old.
“After the success of Uber in Mansoura, we have been on the lookout for other expansion opportunities and finally rested on Tanta and Damanhour as we believe these two cities hold great potential in terms of offering job opportunities for drivers and providing a convenient and accessible transportation service for riders,” Abdellatif Waked, General Manager, Uber Egypt stated about the new expansion.