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Uber Launches in Cairo

2G5A8103-copy-1024x604Uber has launched in Cairo and though it’s in testing phase, this is still great news for people in Cairo and bad news for Easy Taxi and the likes in the country.

The company announced, “While it’s been a long road to get here, we’re THRILLED to be providing this giant city with reliable, safe, and convenient transportation…….akheeeran! Boasting one of the most densely populated cities in the world, we know how commuting and navigating through Cairo’s traffic can take its toll (think: bumper cars and frogger). We’re here to provide another choice to help you start moving around Cairo in style!”

Though Uber Cairo is still in its “Testing Phase,” users can still request a car as long as they are from the Zamalek/Mohandesin/Giza areas. Other areas will await Uber’s official launch.

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Uber Cairo’s Rider Zero or first passenger was Madame Esaad Younis, actress, author and media producer who hitched a ride with UberX and was followed by  Ahmad El Esseily, film and TV editor/director.

2G5A8074-copy-copy-1024x735Unlike the normal Uber, UberX is the company’s low-cost cab hailing service now available in India, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Riyadh, Beirut among others. To try it out, just download the App and get rolling.Uber is available in South Africa, Nigeria and now Cairo. Nairobi launch is soon.

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Sam Wakoba
Sam Wakoba
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