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du and Uber have joined hands to offer du customers a 20% discount on Uber rides. The discount will be available for any number of rides, each with a value of up to AED 60, so you can now experience a great night at the movies with du or the Dubai Opera for less.

"At du, we strive to be more than just a service provider by adding value to our customers' lives from a 360-degree approach. Our collaboration with Uber enables our valued customers to enjoy a greater convenience with an on-demand driver service whether they are going to work, to the cinema, or out in the evening," said Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Commercial Officer, du.

On the occasion, Chris Free, General Manager of Uber UAE, said: "As a technology company we aim to provide people with a reliable and safe service, enabling them to enjoy their cities with ease. We are really excited about this collaboration with du, and super happy that people will enjoy a 20% discount on their rides, savings they can spend on a movie, dinner, or coffee instead!"

Uber is a global technology company enabling people to move around their cities at the push of a button. Uber's mission is to make transportation as reliable as running water-everywhere, for everyone. With Uber, riders can push a button on their smartphone and get a ride within minutes.

du customers can use the promo code 'duUBER' once using their Uber app, where customers will be eligible for a 20% discount on all their rides every Tuesday.