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Uber Lite, the new redesigned and simplified app released by ride-hailing app Uber, is set to launch in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Uber Lite is set to launch in the region to simplify the way users get a ride; regardless of their network connection. The lighter version of the app reduces data consumption without sacrificing any of the main features, that can work even when the app is not connected to the internet.

Uber Lite is designed so that instead of typing where you are, you can choose a nearby point of interest as the app stores the city’s top places so that they appear even when you are offline. It was designed to work in areas with limited internet connection and to reduce mobile data consumption.

Tino Abdellatif Waked, General Manager, Middle East and North Africa for Uber, said: “Uber is all about providing reliable transport solutions to our riders, and it stands to reason that the quality of the network connection should not pose a hurdle to achieving that goal. With Uber Lite it’s possible to book a ride even in low connectivity areas and the data usage while doing so is also limited. We have made the app easier and more convenient, but without compromising on any of the Uber’s hallmark features.”