Now you can book a taxi in Ajman via the Careem app
August 12, 2018

Now you can book a taxi in Ajman via the Careem app

  •  After signing an agreement with Ajman’s Public Transportation Corporation, Careem is now welcoming local taxis onto its platform
  • Integration will make dispatching of taxis to customers more efficient so that customer demand can be matched with closest supply

Ajman, UAE, 12 August 2018: Careem, the region’s leading ride hailing platform and the only tech unicorn for the Middle East, today announced that customers in Ajman can now book local taxis through the app.

When booking a taxi via Careem, a customer will receive all the benefits of the app:- being matched to their closest car, seeing an estimated time of arrival for their taxi, fare estimates, the ability to track a ride and the option to pay online via a registered credit card. Pricing will follow Ajman’s Public Transportation Corporation metering rates, with no booking fee charged for the first few months.

When booking via the app, the dispatching of taxis will be handled by Careem as well as the follow up customer service via their call centre, email and social channels.

Careem signed a partnership agreement with Ajman Public Transportation Corporation last year that paved the way forward for local limousine companies to come onto the app and offer their customers a new avenue for booking a ride. From today, someone looking to book a ride via Careem in Ajman will have the option of booking one of these economy rides or a taxi.

His Excellency Omar Ahmed Bin Omair, Director General of Ajman’s Public Transportation Corporation said: “The presence of Careem in the market is a great addition, it enhances transportation services for the public and improves mobility through the use of Careem’s app”.

Rasha Khalaf Al Shamsi, Executive Director of Support Services and Projects Development, also said: “Careem's presence in the Emirate of Ajman is a step towards the development of the transport and tourism sector in the Emirate. The Public Transport Corporation is seeking to strengthen cooperation with governmental and private sectors to benefit from their expertise and to exchange ideas that will contribute to the movement of infrastructure development in the Emirate which will assist in achieving the vision of Ajman 2021”.

Managing Director of Careem Gulf, Bassel Al Nahlaoui said: “We welcome the opportunity to offer products and services in Ajman for all budgets and needs, and this is a great step forward towards catering for the masses. By incorporating the option to book a taxi through Careem, we are helping to bring more business for the drivers themselves and making it easier for people to get around the city. Ride-hailing technology can benefit all ground transportation networks and our aim is to become an integral part of the transport ecosystem in every city we operate in.”

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About Careem:
Careem is the region’s leading ride-hailing service that 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. Established in July 2012, Careem is now the only 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.

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