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Uber, Careem services unexpectedly suspended in Abu Dhabi

Due to unforeseen circumstances

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Private car service companies, Uber and Careem are said to have suspended services temporarily in the capital of United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi. > Big News Network

According to reports from the region, both the service providers unexpectedly suspended services and neither of them have provided any date of resuming services, while merely stating that the suspension was temporary. 

Uber confirmed in a statement released from its headquarters, San Francisco that the suspension was temporary. 

It said, “Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will suspend operations in Abu Dhabi effective immediately till further notice. In the meantime, we will keep you informed when operations resume. Thanks for your understanding and apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. This is a temporary suspension and we will let you know of any further updates. Our goal is to resume operations as soon as possible.”

Uber’s rival car service firm Careem said that its services were halted from Saturday afternoon.

Careem stated in an official statement that the suspension came after some of its “cars were stopped by authorities.”

It said, “Due to some unforeseen circumstances, we expect potential service interruptions in Abu Dhabi over the next few days. We work with licensed vehicles in Abu Dhabi and we are working closely with TransAD to ensure both a reliable service and adherence to fleet requirements. Until we have further clarification on the situation, Careem has decided to temporarily limit services in Abu Dhabi to avoid any inconvenience this may cause. We will make sure the disruption is minimal to our customers and thank them for their understanding during this time.”

Several regular customers expressed their anger on social media. 

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