Book Rides In Japan & The Middle East Using Your Current Grab App From 19 Nov

Planned an exotic trip this end-of-year holidays but worried about how to get around an unfamiliar country?

Well if you’re visiting Japan or a country in the Middle East, Grab has got you covered.

The company announced yesterday (18 Nov) that starting today (19 Nov), users in Singapore and the Philippines can book and pay for rides in Japan and the Middle East.

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Book & pay for rides in Japan & the Middle East

This new privilege covers 5 cities in Japan and 94 cities across 13 countries in the Middle East. You can see the full list in the table below:

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Good thing is, the list includes major cities like Tokyo and Kyoto in Japan, as well as Dubai, Istanbul and Mecca in the Middle East.

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Those intending to visit these popular destinations anytime soon will have peace of mind knowing that it’ll be easier to get around from one point to another.

How to book a Grab ride overseas

Of course, it isn’t as easy as simply booking and paying like you’re in Singapore.

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You’ll need to prepare for your trip well in advance by ensuring that you have set up and verified your GrabPay Wallet. Make sure there’re enough credits inside!

Grab has partnered with JapanTaxi in Japan and Careem in the Middle East to provide the seamless service. You can still access everything via the Grab app, and book and pay for a ride via these 4 steps:

  1. Tap on “Transport” to confirm your location upon arrival in Japan or the Middle East
  2. Enter your pick-up and drop-off points
  3. Choose your ride (rates will be in SGD)
  4. Tap “Book Now”

Pretty neat isn’t it? Now you won’t have to install other countries’ taxi apps or hail a cab by the side of the road anymore. Yay for technology.

Featured image adapted from Travel Daily.