Gheed El Makkaoui, UAE general manager at Careem, reminisces about the early days working at the ride-hailing firm before its recent headline-grabbing $3bn Uber deal. She offers advice to some of the region's newly launched transport and vehicle-based start-ups
About 50% of the RTA's taxi fleet in Dubai will be bookable on the Careem app under new joint venture
The merger of the two ride-hailing giants will not create unfair competition in the UAE market says ministry
Long working hours are putting strain on Uber and Careem drivers
Event will showcase recent transport and automobile-related start-ups
The agreement will see the creation of a new app to allow users to access bikes as its stations
European portal Talixo said it has seen interest from potential investors in the region
The Dubai-based ride-hailing platform, which was acquired by Uber for AED11.39-billion this year, first launched Careem Bus in Egypt, where it received a strong market response.
Fadi Ghandour, the founder of Aramex, says Uber's acquisition of Careem is going to be transformative for the UAE's start-up sector, creating hundreds of new entrepreneurs.
Uber’s acquisition of Careem would come ahead of its imminent initial public offering, which could be one of the New York Stock Exchange’s biggest-ever listings