2021 is coming to an end, and what a year it has been! We hope you found joy in connecting more with your loved ones, focusing on yourself and doing the things you love.

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, so here are just a few things to keep in mind while planning your celebrations.

Rides: Car & Hala 

  • Weather conditions: Heavy rain is expected tonight and it might make it hard for our captains to reach your location. Our ETAs will be higher due to the current street’s condition.
  • On-demand rides: Only on-demand bookings will be available between 06:00 PM on Dec, 31st to 3:00 AM on Jan, 1st. Ride scheduling will be disabled for pick-ups within this time frame.
  • Car types: Economy and Hala (Dubai Taxi), will be the only available car types from Dec, 31st 3:00 PM until Jan, 1st 4:00 AM. 
  • Fare estimates: Whether you’re paying by credit card or cash, make sure you check the total fare estimate before hitting the Yalla button on any car type.
  • Promo codes: All our promo codes will be switched off on Dec 31st. Your codes will be available again to use starting Jan 2nd.
  • Beat road closures: Restrictions are in areas near Downtown from 4:00 PM on Dec 31st until the end of the event. We advise you to coordinate with your Captains on pick up locations by calling them directly through the app to ensure a smooth pick up experience.


  • Food & Shops: We won’t be able to take orders in event areas including Downtown, Business Bay, DIFC, City Walk, and surrounding areas starting 3.00 PM and starting 7.30 PM in Palm Jumeirah, JBR, and Bluewaters on Dec 31 due to road closures. We recommend that you plan your night ahead and order early as we expect traffic in all other areas in Dubai that might delay your deliveries. We’ll be back to normal starting Jan 1st and ready to bring all your favorites to your door.
  • Delivery: Our Send and Buy services will be paused across Dubai starting 3.00 PM on Dec 31 and will be back online on Jan 1st.  

Whether you’re partying tonight or staying in with family & friends, we hope you have a safe & memorable New Year’s Eve.

Happy New Year, and see you in 2022!