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UAE bank offers free Uber trips this Ramadan

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Team shortlist08 Jun 2016 AT 10:50 AM
UAE bank offers free Uber trips this Ramadan
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Usually, there’s no such thing as a free taxi ride – unless that taxi is actually your mum, or a mate that’s been lumbered with the role of designated driver. But Emirates NBD have announced a collaboration with Uber during Ramadan to give cardholders free rides during the Holy Month.

According to the bank, Emirates NBD customers can ride for free between 6pm and 9pm on weekends (Thursday to Sunday). You might be wondering if there’s a catch (and we don’t blame you, it does sound too good to be true), but aside from a few limits, it’s pretty straightforward. You need to register an Emirates NBD card on the app and you’ll be limited to eight trips per person. The trip limit is set at AED40, so anything above that will be charged.

If you’re an Emirates NBD customer and you don’t have an Uber account, you’ll get an additional two free rides during Ramadan when you sign up.

Suvo Sarkar, Senior Executive Vice President & Group Head - Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Emirates NBD said: “We are very happy to offer our valued customers a token of appreciation in the spirit of Ramadan. Emirates NBD has always strived to offer rewards that complement the lifestyles of our customers and we see no better opportunity than to partner with one of the country's leading digital transportation apps to offer a highly convenient and widely popular service during the holy month.”

He added: “Emirates NBD and Uber have successfully collaborated in the past to add great value to the residents of the UAE and we are positive that this campaign will bring a lot of happiness to our customers.”

Use these three steps to claim your free trips:

  1. Select an Emirates NBD card as payment on the app.
  2. Use the promo code ‘ENBDUBER’ in order to access the ‘ENBD’ option.
  3. Use the slider to move to the ‘ENBD’ option and request a ride between 6pm to 9pm.

Don’t forget the maximum trip value is AED40 and you’re limited to eight trips. 

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