Thursday 21 February 2019

Uber Eats launches in Riyadh

RIYADH, February 1, 2018

Uber has announced the expansion of its global food delivery app to the Saudi Arabia's capital city, Riyadh.

Starting on February 1, residents of Riyadh will be able to download the Uber Eats app or visit and order meals from a wide selection of the city’s best loved restaurants - freshly prepared and reliably delivered in an average of 30 to 40 minutes.

Powered by the same global technology that enables riders to travel seamlessly from A to B, Uber Eats is an on-demand food delivery app that partners with more than 80,000 restaurants in 200 cities around the world to bring millions of people the food they want at the tap of a button.

Partnering with over 100 restaurant locations in Riyadh, locals can order meals from their favourite restaurants for every taste, occasion and location seven days a week with Uber Eats. From local favourites such as Cafe Bateel, Manoosh and Hamburghini to everyday national brands including McDonalds and PizzaHut, Uber Eats customers will find a wide-selection of food options on the Uber Eats app, all conveniently available in one place and delivered fast and fresh, with the reliability they’ve come to expect from using Uber.

"We’re hugely excited to be launching in Riyadh today. People in the city can now use Uber Eats to choose from hundreds of dishes to get the food they want, when they want it, delivered at Uber speed - whether that’s dinner at home, lunch at work or a snack when out with friends.

With this launch, Riyadh joins the hundreds of other cities around the world that have embraced Uber Eats as a new way to get great food delivered fast.

We’ve revolutionised the way people move, now we’re transforming the way people enjoy food,” said Mohamad Jardaneh, general manager, Uber Eats Saudi Arabia.

While Uber Eats is a global brand, the Uber Eats app in Saudi Arabia has been custom built to meet the needs of local residents and businesses.

In recognition of the fact that many people and restaurants rely on cash for the majority of their transactions, Riyadh will become the first Uber Eats city in the world to launch with cash as a payment option. This is a reflection of Uber’s continued commitment to helping bridge the gap between digital services and the cash economy.

The Uber Eats app has also been redesigned for the first time to meet the specific needs of the Arabic language. 

“Just like on our rides business, we know the importance of building technology to meet the everyday needs of locals. Whether that’s by opening up the benefits of our technology to more people with things like cash, or by investing in redesigning the app to offer customers the local experience they expect,” said Jardaneh.

Using technology to help local restaurants grow, Riyadh becomes Uber Eats’ third city in the region, after launching in Dubai and Abu Dhabi last year. - TradeArabia News Service

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