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Published: Saturday December 23, 2023, 6:00 am

If you’re lucky and kind, Santa might just take you through Dubai and Abu Dhabi this festive season. Although it won’t come with reindeer sleighs, it’s sure to make you feel comfortable and cheerful – with extra gifts of candy and chocolates – along the way.

A Dubai-based startup offers chauffeur services with drivers dressed in cheerful red suits to drive your car. Zofeur’s marketing ploy began on Wednesday and will run until Christmas Day, December 25, for night rides starting at 6 p.m.

Ugandan expatriate Ronald Asaba, 37, who is one of Santa’s drivers, said Khaleej Times Their mission is to create memorable experiences this Christmas.

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“We believe in creating unforgettable moments for our clients and passengers. Seeing Santa Claus behind the wheel, all cheerful and happy, transforms a simple ride into a magical experience, especially for families and the little ones,” he added.

Ronald Asaba.

Ronald Asaba.

Dressing up as Santa Claus is a tradition associated with Christmas and has its roots in the cultural and historical aspects of the holiday.

“We love spreading holiday cheer and adding a touch of magic to our customers’ trips,” Ronald said cheerfully, adding, “Our passengers love the concept and feel more connected to our service than ever because of their relationship with the celebrations”. .

Selfie with Santa Claus

Of course, a trip with Santa isn’t complete without posting it on social media. Another Santa driver, Jjemba Ronald, 27, who is also from Uganda, said: “Customers love this concept because it comes as a surprise. “They love taking selfies with us and posting them on their social media.”

“To make it sweeter, we also give them sweets and treats as snacks while we drive for them,” he added, noting, “Just as Santa brings gifts and goodwill, we, Santa’s drivers, also symbolize the spirit of giving. “It is our way of expressing gratitude and giving back to our valued customers and passengers during this special time of year.”

“We spread joy and happiness. We drive to bring smiles, laughter and the warmth of the holiday season to every trip,” Jjemba continued.

security santa claus

In addition to providing fun, Santa’s drivers also care about everyone’s safety. Jjemba said: “Safety is non-negotiable for us and we have been properly trained on the do’s and don’ts of various scenarios. “We are always vigilant and follow the rules when driving and interacting with our passengers.”

Ronald added: “We are fully trained on how to provide a smooth and comfortable experience for our passengers. “We respect speed limits and are aware of our surroundings at all times.”

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Zofeur is an on-demand, pay-per-minute chauffeur services platform that can be downloaded on iOS and Play Store. There is no minimum usage or commitment, but pre-booking drivers is recommended to avoid delays over the festive period, as only five per cent of all Zofeur drivers offer Santa services.

The chauffeur service is not only limited to Dubai, as Santa Claus drivers can also make one-way trips between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

“Ho, ho, ho,” said Ronald, “at the touch of a button we will come and enjoy a ‘sleigh’ ride with you.”

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