There’s a new way to get food delivered in the capital – and it’s offering free delivery until October 22

In the mood for some food? You can now order grub through your phone, thanks to tech and taxi firm Uber. The US company has launched its food ordering and delivery app UberEATS in Abu Dhabi.

UberEATS is already available in more than 120 cities worldwide, including Dubai, and lets foodies order meals from a selection of restaurants in the capital, either online or through a smartphone app. The current list of outlets you can order from includes barbecue restaurant Famous Dave’s, Dome Café in Al Wahda Mall, peri-peri chicken restaurant Galito’s, cupcake emporium Bloomsbury’s, Ghenghis Grill, Gazebo, P.F Changs, ice cream parlour Baskin Robbin, Chinese restaurant Chowking and McDonald’s.

UberEATS is offering free delivery on two orders over the next four weeks when you enter the code EATSAD. The delivery fee is usually Dhs10 and Uber claims they’ll try and get the food to you in around 35 minutes (although the app also lets you schedule deliveries for the future). Finally, the app also lets you make special requests (extra mayo, more napkins, etc) or highlight food allergies.

You can use the service daily between 11am and 11pm and once you’ve placed your order, you can track the delivery car on a map on your phone, in the same way you can track a traditional Uber cab.

There’s just one catch for Abu Dhabian’s wanting to use the app: at the moment, delivery is only available to people in downtown Abu Dhabi, so they won’t deliver to places such as Reem Island at the moment, for example.

A city-wide roll-out of the service is expected over the next few months and launching the service is a small victory for Uber, considering their taxi service is currently not running in the capital.

UberEATS enters an already rammed market of food delivery apps, although it’s the first that uses its own cars, as opposed to a restaurant’s. Other ways to order online without calling the restaurant direct include Talabat, Food On Click and Yalla Eat.

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