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Changes to fares in the UAE

January 10, 2018 / Dubai

Uber is all about providing access to safe, reliable and affordable rides for anyone, anywhere, and at anytime.

The UAE is undergoing important economic changes this year. With the recent introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT), we share the concerns of riders and Partner-Drivers alike and are always doing our best to find solutions that will benefit both.


How will this affect riders?

To reflect these recent changes, Uber trip fares will increase slightly for all ride options, including uberX, UberSELECT, UberBLACK, UberXL, UberONE and UberVIP in the rides app. In the coming days, you will see these updates reflected in your trip fares.

While transportation is exempt from the 5% VAT, the tax does apply to the marketplace services provided by Uber through the app, which is equivalent to 1.7% of the total trip fare.

How will this affect Partner-Drivers?

It matters to us that the Partner-Drivers who help keep Dubai moving continue to maintain a sustainable living while driving with Uber. Accordingly, the change in fare prices allows drivers to earn a little more to make up for the additional tax that affects their earnings.

Partner-Drivers will receive an updated Services Agreement reflecting the new VAT in the UAE.


We want to make sure that Uber is always a seamless experience for you, from the moment you request a ride to the moment you reach your destination.

Ride on,

Uber UAE Team