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Public transportation from AUH

Old Apr 2, 17, 5:05 am
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Originally Posted by sharp5flat9 View Post
IIRC Uber was only ever a brand, with the actual service outsourced to existing limo companies. There is no concept of 'self-employed' in the UAE (unless you expensively set-up your own company ... or operate illegally), and therefore no western-style 'gig economy'.

Further, it was a premium-priced service as the incumbent taxi companies are protected.

Correct. It was a rather strange setup from the beginning. Fares had to be 30% higher than taxis from memory.
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