- Uber announced on Monday that it is returning to Abu Dhabi after a two-year suspension.
- Both Uber and Middle East-based ride-hailing company Careem were suspended in 2016 for regulation violations.
- Uber is starting again in Abu Dhabi with Uber Select, a high-end offering of its service, and says it will introduce more options over the coming months.
Uber has resumed services in Abu Dhabi after a more than two-year suspension, the US ride-hailing company said in a statement on Monday.
Abu Dhabi suspended the services of both Uber and Middle East rival Careem in August 2016 after some drivers were detained over regulation violations.
Uber announced that its Select service is available immediately as of November 19, and “new options will be introduced over the coming months.” Uber Select is a high-end version of its regular service which launched in 2015.
The ride-hailing company said that pricing regulation in Abu Dhabi had made returning to the city difficult.
“Similar to our current offering in Dubai, the Select product in Abu Dhabi will be priced at a premium above taxi with similar types of vehicles,” Uber said.