Uber Partners with Leading Weather Technology Company ‘ArabiaWeather’

Hamdi Tabaa (on the left) Uber Jordan Country Manager, and Mohammed Al-Shaker (on the right) ArabiaWeather CEO (PRNewsfoto/ArabiaWeather Inc.)

Partnership with weather-tech company will help provide access to reliable transportation to a large number of people across the region

Hamdi Tabaa (on the left) Uber Jordan Country Manager, and Mohammed Al-Shaker (on the right) ArabiaWeather CEO (PRNewsfoto/ArabiaWeather Inc.)

AMMAN, Jordan: PRNewswire: Uber the technology company providing people with the most convenient way to get a safe, reliable, and affordable ride, has entered into a strategic partnership with ArabiaWeather Inc. – the leading provider of weather products, services and solutions to consumers and businesses in the Middle East. Through this partnership, the two tech 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% of 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 Jordanand Saudi Arabia. Utilizing ArabiaWeather’s unique technology, hyper-local & weather-targeting features, tailored communication will be 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.

About Uber:

Uber’s mission is to bring reliable transportation to everywhere, for everyone. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? Six years and more than two billion trips later, we’ve started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars.

In the Middle East, Uber is already in DubaiCairoAlexandriaAmmanCasablancaRiyadhJeddah, Eastern Province, MakkahMadinahHail, Qassim, Kharj, Yanbu, Ehsa, TaifManamaBeirutDohaIstanbulKarachiLahore, HyderabadIslamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, and Gujranwala with plans for expansion across the region To request a ride, users must download the free application for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, Blackberry 7, or sign up at uber.com/app.

About ArabiaWeather:

Through its media products, enterprise solutions and consumer platforms, ArabiaWeather delivers its forecasts to 70 million Arab users on a daily basis. ArabiaWeather’s Enterprise division provides decision support solutions to businesses across the region to sectors that are enormously affected by weather conditions.  such as Media, Airline, Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Insurance and Retail, among others. ArabiaWeather also works with various governments and National Weather Services across the region. Through its Consumer division, ArabiaWeather’s web properties, mobile applications and social media platforms serve millions of consumers across the Middle East, providing them with timely, accurate and localized weather information in Arabic and English.

ArabiaWeather’s technology runs on proprietary, hyper-localized data and algorithms. The company has offices in AmmanRiyadh and Dubai, staffed with the region’s leading meteorologists, weather experts, as well as talented R&D specialists who endeavor to deliver the most accurate weather forecasts and information in the region.