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Make holiday travel safe using Uber abroad

July 1, 2019 / United Arab Emirates

To the app

Is it time for that much needed annual break? Whilst holidays are an exciting prospect, there’s always the question about staying safe on your holiday travels.

That’s why using Uber abroad gives you the same benefits and assurances of using Uber at home. These are just a few of the ways our service and the Uber app make holiday travel safer at every stage of your journey. 

24-hour accessibility 

No need to worry about getting stranded in an unknown city far from your hotel. After public transport stops, Uber keeps going, with rides available 24/7 around the city. Turn on your location data to select a nearby pickup spot and then request a ride. Your driver can pick you up from a safe spot and get to your back to your lodgings with ease.

Same familiar service 

One of the best things about using Uber abroad is that you use the same app to request a ride, no matter where you are. This means you don’t have to ring up a local service or use a different app to get where you need to be. Just do what you always do on the app and you’ll soon be on your way.

Hassle-free pickups

When requesting a ride, you select a pick-up location as part of the process and will be notified when your driver shows up. There’s no standing outside on the street checking each car as they go past – just check the ETA (estimated time of arrival) to know when driver will show up and then wait safely before heading out to meet them. If necessary, you can also easily change your pick-up location

Verified drivers

We perform thorough background checks on every potential driver before they’re allowed to accept ride requests through the app. When you request a ride using Uber abroad, you can know your driver has been verified by us regardless of where you are. This also includes their vehicle, which has to pass an independent annual inspection to ensure they’re safe to drive.

In addition, you can view your driver’s profile before getting into their car to see their rating, how long they have been driving, opinions of other passengers, or even just to learn a bit more about them! 

Stay connected

When requesting a ride in another country, you can still share the details of your trip with your loved ones or travel buddies on the app to put them at ease.

Once you’ve requested your ride, swipe up and tap “Send Status”. You can share a link to your trip details or you can send the info to 5 pre-selected Trusted Contacts immediately, including your trip details, driver’s name and vehicle registration number. 

If you ever feel that you need to get help during a ride, the app also features an emergency button to call local emergency services.

Note: The availability of certain features will vary by region.  

Uber believes that safety never stops, no matter where you’re going. So next time you’re heading on a journey, travel safe and with peace of mind by using Uber abroad.