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Everyone has experienced that moment of panic when you reach into your pocket or handbag to find that you’ve lost your phone, wallet or sunglasses. To acknowledge Uber’s most forgetful riders, they shared their Uber Lost and Found Index.

The Uber Lost & Found Index is a snapshot of riders’ most commonly forgotten items, (there are thousands every week!). Ranging from keys to chargers to wallets - and a hilarious list of the most surprising items left behind.

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Coming in at the top of the most forgetful cities in the region are Cairo, Dubai, Riyadh and Jeddah. And commonly forgotten items are phones and rings, as well as chargers and sunglasses rounding out the top ten. Riders have also left everything from bullet-proof vests and potted plants, to pool sticks and kites.


Here’s how to get your lost item back:

  1. Tap “Your Trips” and select the trip where you left something
  2. Tap “I lost an item”
  3. Tap “Contact my driver about a lost item”
  4. Scroll down and enter the phone number you would like to be contacted at. Tap submit.
  5. If you lost your personal phone, enter a friend’s phone number instead.
  6. Your phone will ring and connect you directly with your driver’s mobile number.
  7. If your driver picks up and confirms that your item has been found, coordinate a mutually convenient time and place to meet for its return to you.
  8. If your driver doesn’t pick up, leave a detailed voicemail describing your item and the best way to contact you

5 Commonly forgotten items in Ubers in the Middle East:

  1. Hats
  2. Phones
  3. Rings
  4. Glasses
  5. Wallets
  6. Glasses
  7. Purse
  8. License / ID
  9. Gloves/ Glove
  10. Charger
  11. Sunglasses

Most “forgetful” cities in the region

  1. Cairo
  2. Dubai
  3. Riyadh
  4. Jeddah

Most forgetful days in 2016 

  1. October 30
  2. December 11
  3. December 18
  4. December 4
  5. November 20

While people usually forget their phones, wallets and rings in Ubers, they put together a list of the most random and unique items that were found in Ubers.

  1. Paintings
  2. Lobster
  3. Sweet potato care package
  4. Paycheck
  5. Guitar
  6. Engagement Ring
  7. Rubber Mallet
  8. School Papers
  9. Chair
  10. Laser
  11. Hot cheetos
  12. Notary bag
  13. Pool stick
  14. Smoke Machine
  15. Valuable Nordic Walking Poles
  16. Pearl earrings
  17. Wedding outfit
  18. Hard drive
  19. Stroller
  20. Bulletproof vest
  21. Crime & Punishment book
  22. Valium
  23. Grill set
  24. Meat packet
  25. Corn hole boards
  26. Wooden Hat
  27. Lottery ticket
  28. Back massage device
  29. Rose Quartz
  30. Mustard
  31. Bible
  32. Elf cut-out
  33. Tap handle
  34. Expensive slipper
  35. Harry Potter glasses
  36. Salsa Verde
  37. Kite
  38. Cape
  39. Potted plant
  40. Nintendo
  41. Dog Sweater
  42. Contact Lenses
  43. Diary
  44. Tickets
  45. Arm sling
  46. Taser
  47. Vacuum
  48. Jewelry Box
  49. Money bag
  50. Violin