- First car–sharing provider in the Middle East, providing pay-per-minute car rental services
- The affordable service will cater to Festival Tower tenants and customers in the first phase
- The ride covers fuel, parking and insurance with no hassles of monthly fees, deposits or other financial commitments
United Arab Emirates, Dubai: Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated destination and part of Al-Futtaim Group have partnered with Udrive, the first car–sharing provider in the Middle East, providing pay-per-minute car rental services. With the plan of extending to further locations in the destination and being available to the entire community, the affordable service will cater to Festival Tower tenants and customers in the first phase.
Unlike traditional car rental services in the UAE, Udrive does not require you to book ahead of time and provides the best driving experience with no hassles of monthly fees, deposits or other financial commitments. Their extensive fleets of cars are always available 24/7 to ensure you never have to worry about anything but driving. The ride covers fuel, parking, insurance making it the service of choice.
Commenting on the partnership, Samer Zabian, Director, Residential & Commercial Property at Dubai Festival City said, ‘Keeping convenience of our residents, tenants, customers and community members is our top priority. Dubai Festival City’s partnership with Udrive is a testament to the groups vision of enriching people’s lives each and every day. Our goal is to be in the forefront of our customers mind and making the commute to our destination hassle free. We are excited to welcome Udrive to Dubai Festival City and aim to spread the service across other areas in the destination.’’
“Udrive is focused on providing the most convenient commuting solutions to people across the UAE. The partnership with Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate for Dubai Festival City is key to offering more easily accessible parking locations for our shared customers. We are excited about the opportunity this provides and thankful to Al-Futtaim for their commitment to both customer bases,” said Nicholas Watson, Managing Director of Udrive.
Customers can book a drive by simply downloading the Udrive app from the Google Play Store for Android users or IOS Store for iPhone users. Once you have registered, select the car of your choice, complete your booking and enjoy the ride.
About Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate:
The real estate development and operations arm of Al-Futtaim, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate is responsible for the origination, conception, development, procurement and construction of mega projects and the leasing and operation of these projects after completion.
Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate develops and operates an extensive multi-million-dollar portfolio of individual corporate real estate and investment assets across the Middle East and North Africa region.
The current flagship mixed-use urban communities under the Festival City brand are Dubai Festival City, Cairo Festival City and Doha Festival City.
Dubai Festival City and Cairo Festival City are fully integrated communities which have been carefully master planned to offer a superior lifestyle destination with outstanding facilities, comprising residential and commercial accommodation, educational institutions and five-star hotels to fully complement the signature retail, leisure and entertainment proposition.
About Dubai Festival City:
Dubai Festival City is an established mixed-use destination developed by Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, which has been designed to capture the cosmopolitan and rich spirit of Dubai. Featuring alongside a 3.3-kilometre creek, Dubai Festival City is a fully integrated mega project which has been carefully master planned to offer a superior lifestyle destination with outstanding facilities, comprising residential (Marsa Plaza, Al Badia Residences and Al Badia Hillside) and commercial space (Festival Tower) and educational institutions (Universal American School and Deira International School), and a family-friendly sports and social destination (Al Areesh Club).
Within Dubai Festival City sits the landmark 2.5million sq. ft urban retail destination, Dubai Festival City Mall – home to Guinness World Record holder and cutting-edge daily attraction, IMAGINE as well as IKEA and the only Hard Rock Café in the Middle East. The mall also offers almost 400 world class retailers, 75 restaurants – many of which feature waterfront dining and some of Dubai’s most photographed sunset vistas.
Additionally, Dubai Festival City also encompasses two five-star hotels – Intercontinental Dubai Festival City and Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City and the recently opened Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City to fully complement the signature retail, leisure and entertainment proposition.
A sought-after destination for residents, investors and stakeholders, Dubai Festival City delivers exceptional lifestyle experiences that have shaped the real estate landscape and continues to reinforce Dubai’s position as a global hub for business, education, tourism, leisure and entertainment.
For more information, please visit dubaifestivalcity.com
Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and health; employing more than 42,000 employees in more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate. By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity; Al-Futtaim continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day. For more information visit: www.alfuttaim.com..