Alexandria, your Uber is arriving now!

November 26, 2015 / Egypt

One year ago, on November 27, 2014, uberX launched in Cairo with hundreds of cars and some very enthusiastic driver-partners. Since then, the community has grown incredibly and we owe that to you and your dedication to keeping the city moving.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce our expansion into Egypt’s second city – Alexandria!

From Smooha Sporting Club to Alexandria Library, King Mariout to Sidi Bishr, getting a ride in Alexandria is now as simple as the push of a button. Starting at 10am tomorrow, Alexandrians can enjoy the safety, reliability and convenience of uberX throughout the entire city.

What’s uberX?

uberX is our low-cost ridesharing option that connects you with on-demand transportation in minutes. Alexandrians can ride easy knowing that all driver-partners undergo a rigorous background check process and that all Uber rides are supported by safety innovations like the “Share My ETA” feature (learn more about Uber Egypt’s commitment to safety here).


That’s right- we’re so excited to be in Alexandria that starting tomorrow through until midnight on December 31st, all riders in Alexandria (new or existing users) will be able to receive a free trip using the promocode below!

How to get riding:

  1. Download the Uber app (iOS, Android or Windows Phone)
  2. Register your credit card, debit card, or prepaid/internet card. The whole experience is cashless and hassle free.
  3. Enter the promotion code UBERLAUNCHALEX and you will get a free trip worth up to 70 EGP on us!
  4. Choose your pick-up location, request a ride and track your car in real-time.
  5. Meet your driver curbside- you’ll be able to track the exact location of your ride, and you’ll receive all the important details ahead of arrival, like contact info for the driver and the license plate of the car.
  6. Enjoy the ride! No need to worry about fumbling for cash- your ride will be charged directly to your Uber account when your trip is over and you’ll receive an emailed receipt.

PRO TIP: If you can’t connect with your Uber at first, don’t worry! Availability may be limited while we continue to scale in this beautiful city. Just refresh your Uber app after a few minutes to request a ride – you’ll be on your way in no time.


Fares in Alexandria:

Base Fare
Start with this fare
5.00 EGP
Per Kilometer
Distance covered
1.50 EGP
Per Minute
Time taken in minutes
0.25 EGP
Minimum Fare 10.00 EGP


Join us in our celebration of cities and help move Egypt ahead.

Uber On, Alexandria!

Uber Egypt Team