Global ride-hailing giant Uber officially launched in Malta on Thursday, allowing users to request drivers for its different services.

The news initially broke in April, when the international company was still finding potential cab drivers in Malta to prepare itself for the launch.

Uber’s presence in Malta is being supported by the Alf Mizzi and Sons Group, and it will be led by Sebastian Ripard, the former CEO of one of the Company’s prospective competitors, Bolt.


The Company, which is based in San Francisco, allows users to request a ride or order courier services through its app.

Uber was founded in 2009 and operates in over 65 countries.

Similar to other ride-hailing services available in Malta, such as eCabs and Bolt, customers use a mobile application to hail the nearest cab.

Over the years, Uber has been criticised for its treatment of drivers, who are gig workers and independent contractors, with there being worldwide changes to the driver payment algorithm.

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