About us

Careem is building ‘the everything app’ for the greater Middle East, making it easier than ever to move around, order food and groceries, manage payments, and more. Careem is led by a powerful purpose to simplify and improve the lives of people and build an awesome organisation that inspires. Since 2012, Careem has created earnings for over 2.5 million Captains, simplified the lives of over 50 million customers, and built a platform for the region’s best talent to thrive and for entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. Careem operates in over 70 cities across 10 countries, from Morocco to Pakistan.

In 2019, we were acquired by Uber for $3.1 billion USD, solidifying our position as the biggest unicorn in the Middle East and providing new opportunities for startups in the region. This acquisition allowed us to bring some of the best talent into our organisation, which was a critical part of our growth strategy.

Now, we’re excited to explore synergies with the global technology investor e& following their $400 million investment in the Careem Super App. With two strong partners in e& and Uber, we’re looking forward to building category-leading verticals and scaling the Super App across our key markets.

A documentary about Careem

In 2012 Careem’s co-founders left their jobs to build something big and meaningful in a region with huge potential. Their purpose was clear: to simplify lives, and build an awesome organisation that inspires. This is the story of Careem’s first decade, spotlighting the passion and hustle behind the region’s first tech unicorn.

Careem Leadership

Careem was started by Mudassir Sheikha and Magnus Olsson, who wanted to solve the problem of the region’s lack of reliable transportation. In 2013, Abdullah Elyas became Careem’s third co-founder, and together, over a decade, they led the company into 14 countries, and hired over 12 thousand colleagues to bring Careem’s purpose to life.


Mudassir Sheikha

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Abdulla Elyas

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Magnus Olsson

Co-founder and Chief Product Architect linkedin logo
Careem team

Join our journey

As we continue to deliver on our purpose, we are looking for ambitious people who share our values to join us on our journey. We want our future Careemers to learn and grow, create impact, and be part of an inspiring community while building the region’s every day Super App.

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