A wedding card invitation, a pair of binoculars and even a sibling are among the items left behind by Uber customers in the Gulf region, according to its Lost & Found Index.
It also revealed that the city with the most forgetful customers in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) region is Qassim in Saudi Arabia.
Abu Dhabi ranks second with Riyadh placing at number five and Dubai at number six, Uber said in a statement.
As for the days and times we seem to be most forgetful, these tend to be towards the end of the week, as on Wednesdays and Thursdays, between 5pm and 7pm our absent mindedness peaks.
While riders across the region are most likely to forget their keys on a Monday, they tend to leave behind their backpacks on a Saturday, the data showed.
It also showed that in the UAE, the first day of 2019 was when Uber had the most instances of someone leaving behind something while for Saudi Arabia it was November 1 2018, while the largest number of riders in Egypt forgot some item or other on January 31.
When it comes to unique items, a rider forgot their pink teddy bear in the backseat of an Uber in Dubai, someone in Egypt left behind a musical instrument, while another rider in Saudi Arabia forgot a broom in their Uber.
However, when it comes to commonly lost items, phones and cameras topped the list in the UAE, Egypt, as well as Saudi Arabia. The second thing that riders from the three countries were likely to leave behind were backpacks, luggage and/or folders.The 10 most commonly forgotten items:
1. Backpacks/bags/folders/box/luggage2. Phones and cameras3. Clothes4. Wallets and purses5. Keys6. Glasses7. Headphones and speakers8. Water bottles and thermoses9. Phone chargers10. Jewelry & makeup
The 20 most unusual lost items:
1. Pink teddy bear in the backseat2. Wedding card invitation3. Dokha Set4. Shisha5. Kids scooter6. Family photo7. Board game8. Binoculars9. A sibling!10. Concert tickets11. Towels12. Graduation cap13. Platter of eggs14. Bag of spices15. Stethoscope16. Air condition17. Baby stroller18. Bag of rice19. Flute20. Microwave
The 15 most forgetful cities:
1. Qassim, Saudi Arabia2. Abu Dhabi, UAE3. Madinah, Saudi Arabia4. Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia5. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia6. Dubai, UAE7. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia8. Manama, Bahrain9. Beirut, Lebanon10. Amman, Jordan11. Islamabad, Pakistan12. Cairo, Egypt13. Karachi, Pakistan14. Lahore, Pakistan15. Hyderabad, Pakistan
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