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Posted On: 31 October 2022 04:17 pm
Updated On: 31 October 2022 05:02 pm

Regulations to sign up to drive on Uber and other ridesharing apps eased for World Cup

Fareeha Imtiaz
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The Peninsula Newspaper reported on 31 October 2022 that The Ministry of Transport and Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) have eased the regulations and conditions to register on Uber and other ridesharing apps as a driver.

The easing of the regulations was done to accommodate for the increase in ridership during the World Cup 2022.

It was reported that the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) confirmed that registration with a limousine company or the occupation of 'Driver' on identification cards (QID) will not be required anymore to be able to sign up on Uber or other such applications. It is noteworthy, that this will be until 20 December 2022.

Requirements to sign up will include:

  • Must be over the age of 21 years
  • Have a vehicle that is a 2017-2022 model
  • Have a valid QID and Qatari driving license
As per Nasser Al-Sharshani, General Manager, Uber Qatar: “The Supreme Committee and Ministry of Transport’s exemption to the criteria of ridesharing drivers is a great step to tap into the wider community to help tackle the anticipated increase in demand in the coming months, provide riders with access to more trips, and reduced waiting times. In parallel, this decision will avail additional opportunities for locals looking to supplement their earnings for the period of the tournament. We are happy to support Qatar’s mobility transport system and contribute towards its economic growth, especially during such a critical time.”

Source: The Peninsula
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