Ooredoo Announces Strategic Partnership with Uber

14 January 2019 . Global
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Partnership to Include Host of Benefits for Customers

Doha, Qatar

Ooredoo announced today it has agreed a strategic partnership with technology leader Uber, bringing together market leaders in technology and telecommunications.

The long-term partnership is set to encompass a range of features in staged roll-outs over the next few years, including promotions, discounts, product co-creation, and – as soon as commercially available – leveraging of Ooredoo’s world-first 5G network.

To kick off the partnership, Ooredoo Passport customers will enjoy up to QR 40 discount on two Uber trips to and from the airport and Nojoom members will get QR10 discount using a redemption voucher.

Speaking about the promising partnership, Manar Khalifa al Muraikhi – Director PR and Communications at Ooredoo – said: “We recognise the importance of safety on the road for our customers, and their need for convenience, so it gives us great pleasure to be able to announce this strategic partnership with Uber, a leader in the transport sector. We look forward to being able to offer a range of exciting promotions, products and services and, in the future, working together with Uber to ensure our customers on both sides get the best from our groundbreaking 5G network.”

Commenting on the partnership, Hamdi Tabbaa, General Manager of Uber in Qatar, said: “We have been seeing tremendous success for Uber in Qatar, and we are excited about this partnership with Ooeredoo which represents a positive milestone for Uber in Qatar, and is part of our continuous efforts to bring value to both riders and drivers using the app across the country.

Since launching in Doha, Uber has expanded to cover the entire geographical area of the capital, as well as suburban areas including Al-Rayyan and Al Wakrah, with plans to expand further and make the service available to as many people as possible around the country.”

Looking to the future, the partnership will enable customers of both Ooredoo and Uber to benefit from features linked to Ooredoo’s world-first 5G network as soon as it becomes commercially available.

With customer safety and wellbeing of paramount importance to Ooredoo, the telco leader is proud to be partnering with Uber - a technology provider with a well-deserved reputation for safety on the road – and looks forward to a relationship beneficial to both sides.

For more information please visit Ooredoo.qa.

 

 

About Ooredoo

Ooredoo is Qatar’s leading communications company, delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential.

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About Uber
Uber’s mission is to bring reliable transportation to everywhere, for everyone. We were founded in 2009 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the touch of a button?  More than ten billion trips later, we've started tackling even greater challenges: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars, and delivering food quickly and affordably with Uber Eats,
In the Middle East, Uber is already in Dubai, Cairo, Alexandria, Mansoura, Tanta, Hurghada, Damanhour, Zagazig, Riyadh, Jeddah, Eastern Province, Makkah, Al Madinah, Hail, Al-Qassim, Al-Kharj, Yanbu, Al-Ahsa, Taif, Manama, Doha, Amman, Zarqa, Irbid, Salt, Madaba, Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Hyderabad, Beirut, Saida, Metn, and Keserwan with plans for expansion across the region. To request a ride, get the free Uber app from the App Store or Google Play on your smartphone, or sign up at uber.com/app. For more information, please visit:  https://www.uber.com/cities/

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