Taxi-hailing firm Uber has suspended its service in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Rival service Careem has additionally put its service there on maintain, after a few of its automobiles have been stopped by authorities.
Uber, which has been working within the Emirates since 2013, didn’t clarify why it had suspended its service, however did say the transfer was “momentary”.
An Emirates newspaper, The Nationwide, reported that as many as 50 drivers had been arrested over the weekend.
The report quoted one industry supply as saying there was confusion as to why the drivers had been detained.
In a press release Uber stated: “”This can be a short-term suspension and we’ll let you recognize of any additional updates.”
Each Careem and Uber stated that providers in neighbouring Dubai have been working as regular.
Uber has been investing closely within the Center East, helped by a recent $3.5bn investment from Saudi Arabia’s Public Funding Fund.
However the firm’s worldwide enlargement has been hampered by authorized battles:
The company also sold its enterprise in China earlier this month.
Uber’s service permits clients to e-book journeys and pay by way of a smartphone app.
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