Getting around with Hala on NYE

2020 is coming to an end, and what a year it has been! Despite the disruption, we hope you have also found some joy – some joy in connecting more with your loved ones, in focusing on yourself, and doing the things you love – slowing down.

On another note, New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, with lots of fireworks & events, this also means lots of traffic.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, and help you get around Dubai as smoothly as possible!

Road closures: Heads up. Some roads will be blocked to manage traffic congestion as thousands of people will be arriving early to grab a top spot to watch the fireworks set off! In particular, restrictions are in areas near Downtown from 4:00 PM on December 31st, 2019 until 5:00 AM on 1st January 2020

Later bookings: We’ll be using our full fleet to get to you as quickly as possible, so we’ll be making later bookings unavailable from 10:00 PM on Dec, 31st 2020 to 5:00 AM on Jan, 1st 2021

Promo codes: All our promo codes will be switched off from December 31st. Your codes will be available again to use starting Jan 2nd.

Our tips to get around:

We recommend you give your bookings a go, but just be aware of the above.

  • To make your life a little easier, we advise you to coordinate with your Captains on pick up locations, calling them directly through the app, to ensure a smooth pick up experience.
  • We also recommend that you have a look at the communications and maps provided by the RTA through media and social handles, and consider alternative modes of transportation such as public transport or other car types available on the Careem App.
  • If one of your parties is under 15, you can now have three riders in a regular Hala (Dubai Taxi), of course if you are 4 you can book a Hala Van.

Whether you’re partying tonight or staying in with family & friends, we hope you have a safe & memorable New Year’s Eve.

Happy New Year and see you in 2021!

Hala Team

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