Uber Technologies Inc to ask the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to put on hold all proceedings, including a trial, in a class-action lawsuit filed by its drivers over their employment status. Image Credit: Mises
Uber Technologies Inc to ask the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to put on hold all proceedings, including a trial, in a class-action lawsuit filed by its drivers over their employment status. Image Credit: Mises
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Taxi-hailing company Uber has suspended its service in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Rival service Careem has also put its service there on hold, after some of its cars were stopped by authorities.

Uber, which has been operating in the Emirates since 2013, did not explain why it had suspended its service, but did say the move was “temporary”.

An Emirates newspaper, The National, reported that as many as 50 drivers had been arrested over the weekend.

The report quoted one industry source as saying there was confusion as to why the drivers had been detained.

In a statement Uber said, it was a temporary suspension and we will let you know of any further updates.

Both Careem and Uber said that services in neighboring Dubai were operating as normal.