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First female Uber limo driver in Dubai is Filipino

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First female Uber limo driver in Dubai is Filipino

/ 03:40 PM January 18, 2017

An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) gets the distinction of being the first female limousine driver for Uber in Dubai.

Emirati news site Khaleej Times reported that Fritzie Castro, 43, is the international online transportation app’s first female to drive a posh sedan on the streets of the city. An OFW for seven years, Castro sets off to work from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. six days a week.

She is a licensed limo driver for the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and drives a Land Cruiser starting from her home in Dubai’s Satwa district. Despite being a neophyte in the driving industry, she manages to pick up seven to eight passengers a day.

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“I hope this will encourage more of my female colleagues to join,” Castro told the news site.

Castro, a mother of three, previously worked for the Emirates Transport and the Duin Luxury Cars, where she stayed for seven months. While doing the rounds in hotels at her previous job, she heard about Uber when several guests requested for the app’s service.  Gianna Francesca Catolico

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TAGS: Dubai, Fritzie Castro, overseas Filipino worker (OFW), Uber
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