Uber, the world’s most popular taxi service, or everyone’s personal driver as they like to call it, has launched its lower cost version “Uber X” in Cairo.

Uber arriving in Cairo

 


We’ve got everything you need to know.

What exactly is Uber?

Uber is a mobile app available in 50+ countries on iPhone, Android and Windows phone that allows you to order one of their pre-registered Uber x cars. In Cairo, Uber drivers will be mostly driving Citroen Elysees, Kia Ceratos and Toyota Corollas.

How it works

  1. Register your account and set up your credit card
  2. Tap to choose your pickup location using GPS, even if you’re in the middle of nowhere
  3. Request your ride and a driver will accept
  4. You will get all the driver’s information, picture, car plate number, car manufacturer, average driver ratings by other users, as well as driver’s current location and estimated time of arrival
  5. Track the driver’s location until he gets to your doorstep
  6. Enter the address of your destination
  7. After pick up, the driver will see where you are going
  8. Upon reaching your destination, just step out of the car and your credit card is automatically charged, no cash needed
  9. If you are sharing a ride, you can split your fair with the friends. Each credit card will be charged equally
  10. Rate your driver

Uber App Cairo

How much will it cost me?

Base Fare: EGP 5
Per Minute: EGP 0.25
Per Kilometer EGP 1.8
Min Fare: EGP 12
Cancellation Fee: EGP 12

Availability by location

According to the Uber website, the service is not available in all of Cairo just yet.

Uber Cairo

Update, according to an e-mail blast send out 20th Nov at 11:30 pm by Uber:  “While you can certainly request a car, Uber is still in its “Testing Phase”, so there will be limited availability and we will mainly be serving the Zamalek/Mohandesin/Giza areas until our official launch.” Read the full blast here

Get a discount on your first ride!

Use the “HELLOCAIRO” promo code to get  EGP 75 off on your first ride!

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