Dubai Airports has teamed up with car booking app CAREEM to offer ground transport discounts to Dubai residents travelling via Dubai International (DXB) this summer.
The agreement provides a 25% discount to customers booking the ‘Ride Later’ CAREEM service, to arrive at Dubai International (DXB) three hours in advance of their flight time. The deal, available from until 1 September 2016 as part of Dubai Airports’ HangOut@DXB programme that incentivises and rewards passengers who arrive early at the airport during the busy summer peak.
“Dubai International has more than 150 food and beverage options, world-class shopping and promotions, spas, competitive currency exchange options and pharmacies, live entertainment and a host of other services designed for international travellers,” said Eugene Barry, Executive Vice President of Commercial & Communications at Dubai Airports. “Our partnership with CAREEM is an example of how Dubai Airports is working to ensure that our customers’ summer adventure starts at the airport.”
Dubai Airports expects near record passenger numbers during the next three weekends with some 240,000 travellers passing through the airport per day. In addition to HangOut@DXB and to prepare for the busy season, Dubai Airports will deploy additional staff to help smooth the passenger journey from kerbside to gate and will also conduct a public awareness campaign about summer travel.
“We are obsessed with making lives easier and more convenient. We are in the business of driving smiles, and such collaborations do just that,” said Aura Lunde, general manager, CAREEM UAE.