Date Posted: 13/10/2018
Late last month Emirates announced that they have expanded their travel and lifestyle partnerships, offering their customers greater convenience when visiting Dubai. The Middle-Eastern carrier has partnered with the popular ride-sharing service Uber. Emirates are not the only airline in the world parting with the ever growing ride-sharing service. Qantas Airways already offer their passengers frequent flyer points for using Uber when travelling to and from the airport, but only when booking directly via the Qantas App. As always, Emirates always go one step further with their partnerships.
Passengers travelling on any Emirates operated flight from Australia, South Africa, Egypt, France and Saudi Arabia will be offered special Uber rates once they have landed in Dubai.
Passengers who have booked an Economy Flex Plus fare will enjoy one complimentary ride from Dubai International Airport to anywhere in Dubai, up to the value of AED 120. Passengers who have booked an Economy Flex fare will receive 50% off one ride from Dubai International Airport to anywhere in Dubai, up to the value of AED 60.
Please be aware that these special fares are only valid for bookings made from 26/9/2018 to 10/12/2018, and discounts will be applied with the unique Uber promotional code.
“We are pleased to announce our partnership with Uber, which will now offer our passengers travelling to Dubai a seamless travel experience and smooth arrival in Dubai, one of the most exciting cities in the world. Emirates continues to look at evolving customer trends and we will continue to look at innovative ways to provide exceptional services with partners that offer an outstanding customer journey from end-to-end.” Said Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Emirates
These special fares are only for those passengers booked on an Economy Flex Plus fare as well as an Economy Flex ticket, so what happens if you are travelling in Business or First Class?
Business and First Class passengers are able to utilise the complimentary Emirates Chauffeur Services on eligible bookings. Customers are able to pre-arrange transport options between Dubai International Airport and specified their drop off location, whether it’s you home, office, hotel or dedicated meeting spot.
“We are delighted to partner with Emirates, one of the world’s leading airlines and most respected companies in the travel industry, to offer a seamless fly-and-ride experience for passengers from five participating countries at the push of a button. Emirates and Uber share a truly global footprint, serving millions of customers in hundreds of cities around the world. We also share a commitment to creating opportunities for people to experience more of the world around them with the help of world class customer service and cutting edge technology.” Commented Brooks Entwistle, Uber’s Chief International Business Officer.