Expanding it’s seemingly limitless suite of ride-hailing options Uber decided it was high time to get into the luxury yacht game in Dubai. The UAE is one of the last bastions of ‘fuck you wealth’ on the planet, with cops driving million-dollar super cars and the average ‘poor person’ owning more Rolex watches than a 3rd year analysts at Goldman Sachs.
Knowing that the people of Dubai wouldn’t be content to party on a regular ol’ boat like a bunch of plebeians Uber rolled out their first ever ‘yacht party’, including a 4-hour open bar cruise of the scenic Dubai skyline. The pictures on Instagram rolled in using the hashtag #UberYacht
Based on those cups it looks like the world famous Nikki Beach was on hand to provide the booze options.
Don’t get you hopes up if you’re looking to rage on a yacht with Uber, because according to Business Insider this was a one-time deal:
The boating service launched in Dubai over the weekend, but it was just a one-time event: a four-hour open-bar cruise from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets, booked in advance via the app, cost about $82 per person for unlimited drinks and a performance from an on-board DJ. Vouchers were provided for regular Uber ride service to and from the marina.
“At Uber we are constantly innovating our services – we want to be more than just a leading global technology app. We want to provide experiences at the push of a button,” Uber UAE General Manager Chris Free said in a statement. “Following the success of UberCHOPPER, launched in November 2015, we are thrilled to introduce UberYACHT to Dubai’s waters with this exclusive party that residents can book just as they would an Uber car or chopper, with the same level of convenience, reliability, and accessibility.”
I’ve never had a deep desire to to visit Dubai. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a gorgeous skyline and the hotels and restaurants there are supposed be incredible (though you can find all the same restaurants in NYC). If the opportunity ever presented itself, sure, I’d party my ass off in Dubai (if you’re even allowed to do that there), but I still don’t think I’ll ever go out of my way to throw down in any desert other than Las Vegas…What about you bros, are you interested in raging in Dubai or nah?