Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 22 November 2019

How to get discounted Uber trips to and from Dubai airport this summer

If you are travelling on Emirates in the near future, this is how you can score yourself a cut-priced ride

 Economy Flex Plus and Economy Flex passengers will receive discounted or free Uber rides to and from Dubai International Airport this summer. Alamy
 Economy Flex Plus and Economy Flex passengers will receive discounted or free Uber rides to and from Dubai International Airport this summer. Alamy

If you book an Emirates flight between now and July 31, you may just be eligible for a cheap Uber fare to and from Dubai International Airport (DXB).

Emirates passengers who book an Economy Flex Plus ticket can get two free rides to and from DXB from anywhere in Dubai, up to the value of Dh120 per trip. Passengers who are booked in Economy Flex will get 50 per cent off two rides, to and from DXB to anywhere in Dubai, up to the value of Dh60 per trip.

The Uber app on a smartphone. The company has experienced confrontations in other parts of the world. Antonie Robertson / The National
The Uber app on a smartphone. Antonie Robertson / The National

How to book

Dates are crucial – if you booked before June 2, you aren't eligible for the cheap rides. Flights have to be booked before July 31, for travel until August 31, 2019.

When you book Economy Flex Plus or Economy Flex tickets, you will receive a promotional code in the confirmation email from Emirates. Type that unique code into the promo code box on Uber and, hey presto, the discount will automatically be applied upon booking journeys to and from DXB.

The promo code box is found by hitting the hamburger icon on the Uber app, then clicking Payment and scrolling down to Promotions and hitting Add Promo Code.

Win Emirates flights with Uber – but you'll have to be quick

For today only, (June 25) you could win an Emirates flight when travelling with Uber. Simply request a trip using the special UberEK ride option.

When your Uber arrives, you'll find out if you're one of the five lucky winners of a free Emirates Economy Class ticket. Other prizes are available, including business class lounge access.

Updated: June 25, 2019 06:12 PM

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