We all look forward to summer nights out: catching up with friends, enjoying good food and entertainment, and generally having a great time. But at the end of the evening, the question of how to get everyone home safely always comes up.
Fortunately, we can help the memories of your evening remain good ones. Uber is available at any time day or night, so here’s how you can use our service for a safer summer night out.
Wait comfortably for your ride
Public transport in Dubai and Abu Dhabi at night isn’t always that readily available, but Uber can help make sure you’re not kept waiting outside to get home. When you request a ride with us, you can stay inside in the air-con while you wait for your driver. You’ll be notified when they arrive and can see a live map of their journey to the pickup location, so you can be ready to hop in when they arrive.
Know your ride ahead of time
After booking your Uber ride, you can view your driver’s profile. Here, you’ll be able to see your driver’s name and picture, as well as details of the vehicle and its license plate. This way, you’ll know exactly who will be picking you up after your summer night out. Of course, your driver will also know who they’re picking up, so there’s no confusion when they arrive.
Travel with friends
With Uber, you don’t have to worry about booking a separate ride for the odd friend out. In Dubai, request an UberXL to keep the whole group together on the way home, with seats for at least 6 people. You can also set multiple destinations to drop the whole party off in a single ride, so no one has to ride alone at the end of the night.
A safer ride home
Once you’re in your ride, you can enjoy peace of mind on your way home. We screen all potential driver-partners and their vehicles thoroughly, as well as working work with safety experts and cities for a safer trip every time.
You also get access to various safety tools during your ride: Trusted Contacts lets you share your trip data with friends or a loved one, so they can know you’re getting home safe after the night out. They’ll know what route your taking, who’s taking you, and when you’re likely to arrive. Check the in-app Safety toolkit to learn more about Uber safety features.
Left something behind?
So, you’ve finally made it home, only to realize you’ve left your wallet, keys or your phone in the ride – it happens to everyone. If you happen to leave something after a ride with us, then don’t worry. You can contact your driver through the app to alert them of the lost item. Just go to “Your trips”, select the appropriate ride and tap “I lost an item” to get in touch with them.
If you lost your phone, you can also report a lost item online at our website instead.
At Uber, we take summer safety seriously, just as we do all year round. Summer nights out in Dubai and Abu Dhabi have a lot to offer, and you can use the Uber app to make your night out, convenient, comfortable and, above all, a safer night out. After all, a great night out deserves a great ending, without any delays or anything else to spoil the memory of it.