Uber announces changes to Dubai fares
Uber, the beloved car-hailing app, has revealed a brand new fare structure for all UberSELECT and UberVIP trips in Dubai.
Some of the changes include its base fare as well as its charge per minute and per kilometre.
The announcement was sent to all of its customers via email which stated that the change would result in “higher fares on some trips, while fares will be lower on other trips”.
Here's how the old and new fare compare...
The fee per kilometre will be AED2.25 as opposed to AED1.83 while the new fee per minute will be AED0.25 as opposed to AED0.5.
The minimum fare will be AED15, which is AED2 cheaper than the previous fee.
The waiting fee per minute is still AED0.5.
The most significant change is the base fee.
Previously the base fee was AED8. Now, it will depend on the time of day and the day of the week. Depending on the previously mentioned factors, your fare could start at AED5.4, AED6.7 or AED10.6.
We've been racking our brain trying to figure out whether our fair will be cheaper or more expensive. But it looks like shorter travels will be cheaper while longer journeys will be slighly more expensive.