Hasib Khan, Managng Director, Udrive, poses for the picture with one of the Udrive car near Business Bay metro station. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/ Gulf News

What is Udrive?

Udrive, is a dedicated pay-per-minute car rental service in the UAE. The service provides hundreds of vehicles around Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi as part of its plan to offer smart and innovative transport modes in the three emirates.

How does it work?

It has been developed as a smartphone app-based service, where users can log on to the app or the website and look for cars nearby. Vehicles are available 24/7 and can be rented at the nearest location.

Once you log in, you will have access to a map that shows you how far away a Udrive car is located from your location. You can book it for a future time, or you can jump into it straight away.

You are only charged from the moment you start driving.

What documents do I need to sign up?

You will need 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.

How much does it cost?

It starts from 50 fils per minute. So it really depends how much time you spend in the car. After 4 hours of driving, you can drive the remaining 20 hours of the day for free, including 150 km free mileage.

Do I have to pay for parking?

No. You can just park it anywhere, where parking is permitted and walk away. Each car is equipped with a parking card of the RTA and Sharjah Municipality, this provides free parking across the city.

Do I have to pay for petrol?

No. Udrive cars take regular petrol, and it’s free. If you stop at a petrol station, you are rewarded with an extra free 20-minute drive if you fill up the tank.

RFID technology means you can fill and go at any ENOC or EPPCO petrol station.

Do I have to pay for insurance?

No.

Do I need a key?

No. Once registered on the app, you can unlock cars through your smartphone.

What kinds of cars can I use with Udrive?

Udrive operates a fleet of cars including Toyota Yaris, Peugeot 208, Nissan Tiida, Nissan Sunny, Ford EcoSport, Ford Figo, Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet Aveo and Kia Picanto. 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.

What if I get into an accident?

Udrive constantly tracks the cars and gets feedback from the onboard computer – if you break down, they’ll replace it for you.

How reliable are they?

With more than 20,000 registered customers, Udrive currently records 600 trips per day with the over 100,000 trips recorded in 2017. A lot of people use it successfully.

What if I am a tourist?

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.

To join Udrive for free, visit http://www.Udrive.ae/register.php.

Contact

800-Udrive (837483)