Careem, the region’s leading ride-hailing service, has introduced a new Economy car type.
In addition, Careem has reduced its rates by more than 30 percent across its other car types in Abu Dhabi, and is now offering a wide range of services at affordable fares.
The Economy service joins the existing car types: Limo (premium vehicles with high rated captains), Careem Kids (fitted with one child seat), Max (six-seater minivans), and Careem Assist (wheelchair-friendly vehicle, also fitted with a wheelchair for customers in need).
General manager of Careem UAE, Clemence Dutertre, said, “Our mission has always been to simplify the lives of people and these new fares open up the Careem service to more passengers, enabling a wider range of customers to ride with us.
“With this new regulatory agreement, we can now charge more affordable and dynamic rates across the different car types, including launching a very affordable service, Economy.
“We have reduced the rates for all our car types and have introduced a more affordable option which is the Economy Careem car type, for which the minimum fare is now at AED 19 and price per kilometre in at AED 2.35.”
Mohammed Al Qamzi, general manager of the Integrated Transport Centre (ITC), added: “This agreement comes as part of the Department of Transport’s endeavor to fulfill the leadership’s prospects to make Abu Dhabi a pioneer in the field of smart transport.
“According to the agreement, Careem will transport the passengers within or outside the emirate using licenced private or public hire cars. Passengers can book a car by phone or use smart applications. This service follows the Hire Cars and Limousines Regulations in Abu Dhabi, such as dealing with licenced cars and licenced drivers under the supervision of ITC.”
Careem in Abu Dhabi will also be welcoming the first Emirati captains and captainahs in the very near future, meaning more jobs for UAE nationals and ensuring that Careem is an even bigger part of the local community.
Speaking about the initiative, Dutertre said: “Abu Dhabi will be the first city to provide licences for locals to use their own vehicles and drive with Careem, which is a very exciting opportunity for us.”
Established in 2012, Careem provides reliable, safe and affordable transportation choices via a mobile app, on the web and through a call centre. Careem is a pioneer in the region’s ‘sharing economy’ – its mission is to make people’s lives simpler and build an institution that inspires.
Careem is now the only tech unicorn in the region and operates in more than 100 cities across 14 countries in the broader Middle East, including North Africa, Turkey and Pakistan.
To find out more, visit: careem.com