Deliveroo and McDonald’s UAE complete the UAE’s first ever hot air balloon delivery to a Dubai desert safari
Dubai, 29 April 2019: This weekend, food delivery reached new heights when Deliveroo completed its most unusual order request to date.
The food delivery company teamed up with McDonald’s UAE to deliver an order for 8 people, in a desert safari camp area - the most remote address a Deliveroo customer has ever requested food be delivered to.
This is the latest in Deliveroo’s series of extreme deliveries, through which the riders working with the food delivery company have traded in their bikes for more niche modes of transport, to reach customers in harder to reach areas. Last month, a group of customers on a yacht had their order delivered by a rider on a jet ski.
Anis Harb, General Manager, Deliveroo GCC comments: “We believe that our customers should be able to enjoy their favourite food whenever they are and wherever they are, so when we heard that a group of McDonald’s-loving customers were going to the desert, we took things to the next level in order to get them their favourite food.”
In case you were wondering - the customers ordered a mixture of McArabia Chicken and Big Macs.
Deliveroo is an award-winning delivery service founded in 2013 by William Shu and Greg Orlowski. Deliveroo works with over 80,000 best-loved restaurants and takeaways, as well as 60,000 riders to provide the best food delivery experience in the world. Deliveroo is headquartered in London, with 2,500 employees in offices around the globe.
Deliveroo operates in over 500 towns and cities across 14 markets, including Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and the United Kingdom.