The famous “Uber” application for ordering taxis provides helicopter mobility in Dubai until early next year.
Uber offers helicopter mobility in Dubai
The exclusive UberChopper service
It launched at the weekend of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and UAE National Day. It proved so worthwhile that the company will continue to offer these 20-minute tours to Dubai for a month or two.
Uber Tour Tours is available from 10 am to 4.30 pm daily.
The tour begins with a safety briefing at the Atlantis Palm Jumeirah airstrip before taking off on
A trip over
- Old Dubai
- Downtown Dubai
- The Dubai Marina
What is the cost of helicopter tour?
The cost of one helicopter tour for a group of six is AED 350 per person. While the price per individual tour is AED 630.
How did the Tour start?
Uber Tour works in the same way as the company’s auto service, as requested through the app.
Once the location is confirmed, a taxi is sent to pick up passengers and take them to the Atlantis airstrip to start their tour.
Gambio Palaniaban said:
Uber’s regional director for Eastern Europe and the Middle East and Africa.
The company has launched the helicopter mobility initiative in only a few cities worldwide.
The UAE was one of the most successful Uber Tour projects to date and that it was “a popular market for helicopters”.
The Middle East is one of the fastest-growing regions in the world
The company recently unveiled plans to invest $250 million in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) market. It is currently considering introducing tour sharing services in Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
Since its launch in San Francisco in 2009, the company has been expanding to 330 cities in 60 countries.
The company has evolved into one of the world’s most popular car rental companies, estimated at $41 billion, according to CB Insights.