Dubai, your uberX is arriving now

We’re excited to announce the arrival of a more affordable way to get around Dubai: uberX.

uberX hits the roads today, April 17th, as a pilot project in partnership with the RTA, and part of our commitment to introduce an affordable solution to help our riders get around. During the pilot, only a select number of riders will have access to request uberX.

Here‘s everything you need to know about riding uberX in Dubai:


  • AED5.00 base fare
  • AED1.37 per Km
  • AED0.40 per min


In the first phase, we will invite selected existing Uber partner drivers to join the uberX pilot, so you are likely to be picked up in a Toyota Previa, Toyota Prado or even a Lexus sedan. Upon the success of this pilot, we aim to roll out a more affordable selection of vehicles in order to sustain low fares for everyday riders, while reducing operating costs for partner drivers.

How to request a ride

  • Open your Uber app and enter your destination
  • Select the uberX vehicle option
  • Confirm your pickup location or drop your pin
  • Tap ‘Request’ and your uberX will be on its way!

*Expect ETAs to be slightly higher as we get more cars on the road in the coming weeks. Please note that promotions are not applicable on uberX rides. 

We thrive on finding ways to constantly improve and refine our technology to provide safe, reliable, and affordable rides and we’re excited to continue to work closely with the RTA in line with their innovative vision for transportation in Dubai.

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