Pay-per-Minute car rental service comes to Sharjah

By Divi S.

SHARJAH 20 March 2018: Udrive, a pay-per-minute car rental service has opened its services to residents and visitors of Sharjah.

The new service will initially provide 100 vehicles, as part of its plan to offer innovative transport modes in the emirate.

Developed as a smartphone app-based service, Udrive offers affordable rental car services across Dubai and now Sharjah. Udrive cars can be booked and reserved for via a dedicated app, offering the most convenient car rental option in both emirates.

Vehicles will be available 24/7 and can be rented at a location nearest to a driver via the Udrive app or website. Once registered, customers can unlock cars through their smartphones. This keyless access and the ability to park for free across the key areas of the city, where permitted, as well as free petrol, means drivers can go anywhere and at any time.

Hasib Khan, CEO and Founder of Udrive commented, “We will make sure that the cars are available at hotspot locations across the emirate. Moreover, all new customers that register for Udrive will enjoy a complimentary one-hour free drive to experience the service. With no security deposits, minimum rental time or expensive border crossing fees, Udrive provides users with a new way to travel.”

The Udrive service in Sharjah will roll out with a fleet of Nissan Sunny’s and Kia Picanto’s with free inclusions of fuel, parking and comprehensive insurance for all its members.

With a simple and straight forward pricing scheme, members only pay for the time they drive. The pay-as-you-go service costs 50 Fils plus VAT per minute and is capped after four hours. After that customers drive 20 hours, the remaining day, for free, including 150 km free mileage, offering commuters with an affordable option to travel from anywhere to everywhere in the city and at any time.

With more than 20,000 registered customers, Udrive currently records 600 trips per day with the over 100,000 trips recorded in 2017.

To start using the service, customers need to download the app and register or follow the same way of registration on the website. All they need is an Emirates ID, Driving License and Debit/Credit card. Those who don’t have their own card, can contact Udrive team for alternative cash payment methods.

Tourists will also be able to use the service and will need their passport instead of the Emirates ID. They must also have a valid International Driving License recognised by the UAE government and which must be at least 1 year old.