Uber on Monday announced its continued investment in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with the forthcoming launch of Uber Eats in Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
The global food delivery app will add Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Cairo, Egypt, to its menu of more than 200 cities around the world later this year.
The expansion comes on the back of Uber Eats success in the UAE, where orders grew by 169 percent and the number of restaurants opening their doors on the app increased twofold to more than 1,000 active today.
“We know that people in Saudi Arabia and Egypt have been calling out for technology to get the food they love delivered for all occasions in any locations for some time now. We’re thrilled to be answering this demand by partnering with national and local restaurants,” said Nic Robertson, general manager, Uber Eats Middle East and Africa.
Uber Eats will become the first international food delivery business to launch in both countries, with a locally-designed app specifically created for Arabic speaking consumers.
He said that with demand for food delivery services in Saudi Arabia and Egypt continuing to soar, the MENA region is set to become an increasingly important part of Uber Eats global business.
Uber Eats partners with more than 80,000 restaurants across 200 cities in 30 plus countries.
In Saudi Arabia and Egypt Uber Eats hopes to partner with thousands of local restaurants and create hundreds of work opportunities for the local population.
“We have already seen huge demand from hundreds of local restaurants who want to work with us to make their food available to more people by opening their virtual doors on Uber Eats. We encourage any restaurant owners who want to know more about partnering with Uber Eats to get in touch,” said Robertson.
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