Uber suspends operations in Abu Dhabi

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Uber and Careem haulted their operations in UAE’s capital city, Abu Dhabi

Taxi aggregator Uber has suspended its operations in Abu Dhabi since Saturday. Their competitor Careem also put their operations on hold.

Uber said in a statement that this is a temporary suspension. They entered this market in 2013.

Careem reported on Sunday that more than 50 drivers were detained by authorities due to some licensing issues. This cause the taxi drivers to run, which eventually led to the suspension of services from Saturday.

Uber has been actively promoting its services in Middle East post its $3.5 Billion investment from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. But they are actively facing problems in the international market.

  • The CEO has been given notice to attend a court session in India
  • Karnataka government is constantly stopping taxi drivers and came up with new regulations, thereby giving them a tough time
  • They sold they China business to Didi
  • In the UK two drivers have taken the company to an employment tribunal, asking for sick leave
  • In Taiwan the company is facing a ban after officials feel that they are operating unlawfully
  • The company’s surge pricing has also been regulated by the government

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