Friday 5 June 2020

Careem launches operations in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq, January 15, 2018

Careem, a leading ride-hailing service in Mena, Turkey and Pakistan, has announced the expansion of its services into Iraq.

Using Careem’s mobile application-based service, residents of Baghdad can now order rides 24/7 via the app and, through GPS technology, can be picked up and dropped off at the exact locations of their choosing.

Through flexible payment options – including cash, credit card, or Careem credit – the company helps make getting around more convenient. Furthermore, by employing local Captains and creating new job opportunities for Iraqi citizens, Careem is moving closer toward its goal of creating one million jobs across the Mena region by 2018.

“Today marks a key milestone for Careem. Iraq is a country with rich heritage and strategic importance for the region. We are determined to overcome local challenges so that we can simplify mobility for Iraqis and create income-generating opportunities for them and their families. Through our presence on the ground, we hope to contribute to the rebuilding of Iraq to its former status as one of the leading nations in the Middle East,” said Mudassir Sheikha, co-founder & CEO of Careem.

Ibrahim Manna, managing director of Emerging Markets at Careem said: “We at Careem are honoured to be able to launch our services in Baghdad, as this marks a significant milestone in our efforts to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the region.

“In addition to providing safe, innovative transportation for residents, we are also delighted to recruit Iraqi citizens to serve as Captains, providing these individuals with the opportunity to better support themselves and their families. We also hope that, by introducing new technologies and services to the country, Careem can be a powerful force for inspiring and propelling further innovation.”

Along with its ride-hailing operations in over 13 countries across the greater Mena region, Careem has established research and development departments and call centres in Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon, UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan and Germany.

Careem will officially commence its operations in Baghdad on January 15, with plans to expand in more cities across Iraq in the near future. Established in 2012, Careem now operates in more than 90 cities across more than 13 countries, and features over 15 million users and 500,000 Captains (drivers) in the broader Middle East, Turkey and Pakistan region. – TradeArabia News Service

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