Uber and Careem services are still suspended in Abu Dhabi
Uber and Careem private taxi services remain suspended in Abu Dhabi and will stay this way until 'further clarity' is given.
In an emailed statement on Tuesday Uber said: "At this point we will not resume services in Abu Dhabi until we have further clarity on the matter and reassurances that partners will not be at risk."
The statement comes amid reports that police in Abu Dhabi had arrested 50 drivers working in various limousine companies. Mohamed Al Qamzi, general manager of TransAD, the capital's taxi regulator, said that these companies had violated regulations by offering journeys for cheaper prices than their licensed counterparts, The National reported.
Both Uber and Careem maintain their suspension remains temporary. Bloomberg reported that Uber had added none of its drivers were arrested.
Uber and Careem services are still running as normal in Dubai.
This isn't the first time Uber has found itself in a spot of bother. The CEO of a New York-based company was reportedly abducted by an Uber driver who was trying to escape taxi inspectors. In San Fransisco, another Uber driver was charged with deadly weapon assault and battery with serious bodily injury after pulling over his vehicle and beating a passenger over the head.
Uber has faced opposition in most countries in which it has begun operations. It has also been completely or partially banned at times by various countries, including India and Thailand.