talabat UAE is the first online food delivery platform to fully vaccinate its entire fleet of over 15,000 riders

  • talabat UAE’s nation-wide vaccination program was successfully completed across all seven emirates in collaboration with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, SEHA, and the Ministry of Health and Prevention.
  • The initiative sets the benchmark for successful collaboration between the public and private sectors in the fight against COVID-19
  • talabat, having been named the official food delivery platform for Expo 2020, is committed to ensuring rider safety remains a priority for the organisation – and not in the least in anticipation to the most anticipated event of the year.

31 August, 2021 – Dubai, UAE: talabat UAE, the leading food and q-commerce delivery platform, has announced the successful completion of its nationwide voluntary rider vaccination program, with its entire fleet of over 15,000 riders fully vaccinated across all seven emirates by August 2021.

This makes talabat UAE the first online food delivery platform to announce the completion of its rider vaccination drive in the UAE. The initiative was accomplished in close collaboration with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), and the Ministry of Health and Prevention in less than a year, since its inception in December 2020.

Commenting on this achievement,JérémyDoutté, Vice President UAE at talabat, said: ‘We are extremely grateful to our riders for choosing to vaccinate, and we are proud to say to customers that order through talabat that all of our riders have made this choice. By ensuring their safety, and that of the communities they serve, our riders are taking an active role in the UAE’s continued journey to recovery.

“The UAE quickly established itself as one of the leading countries in the world through a proactive covid response. It has been our responsibility as industry leaders to support the government and help the economy return to its pre-COVID state as fast as possible, and we are proud to be one of the first private companies to complete our nationwide vaccination program.

He further added: “This joint effort between the public and private sector is even more important in the lead up to the most highly anticipated global events of the year. As the official food delivery platform for Expo 2020, and with the UAE set to welcome visitors from over 190 countries, we have a responsibility to ensure that our riders outside and inside Expo are vaccinated, for their safety and that of others.’

From the start of the pandemic, talabat has continued to take industry-leading safety measures against COVID-19, including the provision of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to all riders, as well as offering customers options such as contactless delivery and cashless tipping.

To order from talabat, customers can download talabat from Huawei AppGallery, the iOS Appstore and Google Play.


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About talabat

Talabat transformed the food ordering business in the Middle East when it launched in Kuwait in 2004. With a network of tens of thousand restaurants, stores and branches, talabat has become the region’s home of food.

In addition to food ordering, talabat is also revolutionising the grocery ordering vertical in the MENA region. Talabat mart, the region’s first q-commerce store launched in Kuwait in October 2019. Without a storefront, talabatmart is delivery-only and provides hyperfast 30-minute delivery of groceries to customers. Currently talabat mart operates in both Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.

Today, talabat lives to help people create and enjoy the moments that matter. With talabat as their trusted sidekick, customers can spend less time preparing food, shopping for groceries, and doing other unimportant tasks and more time doing what matters to them. Talabat is part of Delivery Hero, the global leader in online food ordering and delivery.