Dubai - UberYACHT will set sail at 2pm sharp from Dubai Marina and will return at 6pm.
Calling all ye seafarers! For one day and one day only Uber is swapping out black cars for yachts.
On Saturday, April 30, Uber in partnership with Nikki Beach and Alpha Tours, is setting sail from Dubai Marina, and residents can spend their day in UberYACHT, a deluxe yacht party just at the tap of their app.
"At the heart of what we do is transportation. And we try and find fun, different, engaging experiences for our customers. What started as Uber CHOPPER with the F1 race in Abu Dhabi last year saw such a great response that we decided to keep it on a little longer. The way Dubai works means that we can keep doing fun things like this, and a yacht was the next obvious choice," Christopher Free, general manager - UAE, Uber, told Khaleej Times.
But before Dubai residents get excited, this is just a pop-up, not a regular service that Uber will offer.
"We're just doing it as a one off and perhaps in the coming months we might introduce this again. But one thing is for sure, we're going to keep doing fun, exciting things," he added.
The next most obvious question is how you can get in on this one off event.
It's super simple, just open your Uber app on Thursday from 12pm-4pm to guarantee a spot for you and up to three friends. It will be Dh300 per person, including roundtrip Uber rides and UberYACHT access with unlimited complimentary food and drinks on April 30. UberYACHT will set sail at 2pm sharp and will return at 6pm.
"We want our customers to know that we can deliver anything. Whether it's a car or a helicopter or a boat, who knows? The role of the team is keeping things fresh, relevant and mainly only things Uber can do and provide."