Ya Om El Donia. Your Uber Has Just Arrived, Cairo!

November 20, 2014 / Egypt

While it’s been a long road to get here, we’re THRILLED to be providing this giant city with reliable, safe, and convenient transportation…….akheeeran!

Boasting one of the most densely populated cities in the world, we know how commuting and navigating through Cairo’s traffic can take its toll (think: bumper cars and frogger). We’re here to provide another choice to help you start moving around Cairo in style!

While you can certainly request a car, Uber Cairo is still in its “Testing Phase,” so there will be limited availability and we will mainly be serving the Zamalek/Mohandesin/Giza areas until our official launch. If you are fortunate enough to get a ride during this testing phase, please share your experience with us on Twitter @Uber_Cairo. As we know, Cairo has some huge transportation obstacles, so we’ll be analysing what we find and making adjustments until we get Cairo right. To our bold new Uber Cairo riders, you’ve been warned: Adventurous Riders Only.


2G5A8103 copyWe were fortunate enough to help Madame Esaad out with her busy schedule and have Hassan take her to her next meeting.

Always on the forefront of inventive and fashionable trends, Madame Esaad Younis (the brilliant and long-time actress, author and media producer who helped put Egypt on the cinematic map with her classic films and still-running shows) hitched a ride with UberX to become our very first “Rider Zero” here in Egypt.

2G5A8074 copy copyAhmad El Esseily, the highly-intelligent and witty film and TV editor/director and host of multiple radio and TV shows, wasn’t far behind Madame Esaad when he decided to put down his scooter for the day and take a ride with UberX. Ahmad does not “go with the flow” like a dead fish (or so his twitter bio claims, and neither is he a fish), but he definitely is a risk-taker and knows how to ride with style. Ahmad, we are here to compliment your scooter and are a click-away whenever you need us.


What is UberX:

For those who don’t know about UberX: It’s our low-cost alternative to move you around the city in a safe, cheap and reliable way. Our UberX platform is already available in many Middle Eastern cities, such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Riyadh, Beirut, and now it has arrived in Cairo!

Try it out:

Can’t wait to try it out?

1. Download the App or register here.

2. Register your credit card or debit card. The whole experience is cashless and hassle free.

3. Choose your pick-up location, request a ride and track your car in real-time.

4. Enter the promotion code HELLOCAIRO and your first trip up to 75 EGP is on us!