Abuja, your uberX has arrived! And with free rides!


Uber has arrived in the capital of the biggest economy in Africa. Abuja always was and continues to be a place where entrepreneurs are born, it is a growing city in the heart of Nigeria. This is a reason why Uber loves Abuja – its people, tranquility and beauty really speak for itself. What’s more? You get to ride for free all week!

Earlier today the first Uber’s started roaming the streets of Abuja. Within minutes, first riders were seen jumping in an Uber! Play lounge owner Charles Okpaleke, the lovely lady behind DZYN Ogwa Igweze, Sal Gbaja who introduced the delicious salamander cafe to Abuja, celebrity photographer George Okoro and the lovely humanitarian, Adama Indimi were out and about with their Ubers! Always the quickest to spot the latest trends, they simply opened their Uber app and pushed the button. 4 minutes later, their Uber’s rolled up and they were on their way. Easy as!

Read all about our glamorous rider zeros on our blog (newsroom.uber.com/nigeria/celebrating-the-city-abuja/ and see the special offers they have for all Uber riders in Abuja! From discounted cocktails to sandwiches to fashion to photography, they have you covered!

What is Uber?
Uber helps people get a ride at the tap of a button – there’s no flagging your hands to stop a taxi or entering an unfamiliar car. It’s the most convenient way to get a safe, reliable and affordable ride – the app detects your location, tells you about your driver in advance, and you can choose to pay with card or cash so it is easy and safer for both riders and drivers.

Can’t wait to try it out?
1.Download the App from the Play store or App store.

2.Register with your personal details.

3.Choose your pick-up location, request a ride and track your car in real-time.

4.Your ride is free all week long!

With Uber, riders can also share the costs of their ride with a tap of a button — which means whether you are heading to the airport, running errands in Wuse 2, planning movie nights at Silverbird cinema or going out for some late night partying at Play, you will get there for less!

Sample trips with Uber:
•Maitama to Asokoro: ₦650

•Wuse 2 to Gwarinpa: ₦800

•Life Camp to Wuse 2: ₦750

•Airport to Maitama: ₦2,350

•Aiport to Wuse 2: ₦2,300

Uber is still in testing mode so there may be limited availability from time to time as they get going in Abuja. Please be patient in the first few weeks as they’ll be getting you connected to as many drivers as fast as possible.
Go for a ride and send your thoughts to support@uber.com or tweet at @ubernigeria.

THE FINE PRINT (Terms and Conditions for free rides)•Free rides are available from Wednesday, 23 March 2016 at 07:00 until Monday, 28 March 2016 at 00:00.

•Each trip is limited to a maximum of N3000

•Note that free rides are only valid for trips that start & end in the Abuja coverage area (for example, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Maitama, Asokoro, Utaku, Gwarinpa)

Uber Team Abuja

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