Middle East

Uber changes base fares in Dubai

According to the new fare structure, all trips will now be subjected to a fluctuation in base fares at all times, depending on the time of day or if it is a public holiday.

“These changes will result in higher fares on some trips, while fares will be lower on other trips. The fare breakdown can be seen in the upfront pricing displayed prior to booking a ride,” said Uber.

Currently, the static base fare is Dh8, but with the new system, users will be subject to a new dynamic static base fare of Dh5.4, Dh6.7 or Dh10.6 (varying on the day of week/time of day). It could also change during public holidays.

Before, UberSELECT and UberVIP riders were charged Dh1.83 per km, rising by 50 fils every minute. But it will now increase to Dh2.25 per km. However, it will only charge 25 fills for every minute travelled.


The current fare:

Static base fare: Dh8
Distance: Dh1.83 per kilometre
Time: Dh0.5 per minute
Waiting charge: Dh0.5 per minute
Minimum fare: Dh17 (excluding booking fee of Dh3)

The new fare: 

Dynamic base fare: Dh5.4/Dh6.7/Dh10.6. Varies by day of week and time of day, and may change during public holidays.
Distance: Dh2.25 per kilometre
Time: Dh0.25 per minute
Waiting charges: Dh0.5 per minute
Minimum fare: Dh15 (excluding booking fee of Dh5)