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Hamdi Tabaa of Uber and Mohammed Al Shaker.

Uber partners with ArabiaWeather

AMMAN, September 10, 2017

Uber, a leading ride-hailing technology company, has entered into a strategic partnership with ArabiaWeather, a leading provider of weather products, services and solutions.

Through this partnership, the two companies will leverage each others' technologies to provide people with a reliable weather forecast and an Uber ride when they need it the most and at the push of a button, and especially during severe weather conditions.
The partnership allows visitors of ArabiaWeather's platforms in Jordan and Saudi Arabia to easily sign-up for an Uber account when checking local weather conditions in their area. As part of the partnership, Uber created a promo code to offer first time users who sign-up through ArabiaWeather platforms and at the push of a button, 50 per cent off their first two rides. In Saudi Arabia, the promo code will be AwKSA (up to SR20 off each ride), and in Jordan promo code AwJordan will apply (up to JD2 off each ride).

"We are very pleased to be partnering with a pioneering company such as Uber, which has demonstrated true leadership in the sharing economy and the realm of innovative technologies. There is a natural synergy between the services that we each provide due to a strong positive correlation between weather and people's behavior in choosing their preferred mode of transportation. Both of our companies are aiming to provide the public with the tools they need to seamlessly plan, prepare and conduct their lives," said Mohammed Al Shaker, ArabiaWeather founder and CEO.

Commenting on the partnership, Anthony Khoury, Uber Middle East general manager, said: "We are delighted to partner with ArabiaWeather. Uber is in over 25 cities around the region, and this partnership is aligned with our continuous efforts to provide the largest number of people with safe, reliable and affordable transportation when and where they want it, whether that is on a hot summer day, or a rainy night out in town. As a technology company, we are always excited to work with tech-innovators like ourselves, and with regional players and startups like ArabiaWeather who deliver daily weather conditions to millions around the region."

As part of the partnership, Uber will be part of  the weather company's communication channels, which is in-line with Uber's efforts to reach the largest number of people in Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

Utilising ArabiaWeather's unique technology, hyper-local and weather-targeting features, tailored communication will be offered to deliver to the right people and at the right time, for them to be able to request a reliable and affordable ride when they need it the most, the statement said. - TradeArabia News Service

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