Our mission is twofold

Simplify and improve the lives of people, and build an institution that inspires.

Our Journey

It all started in 2012, when two nice guys decided to leave their jobs to start something that matters. Something that would be big and meaningful. Something that would move our whole region towards better living. Today, Careem is the leading ride hailing app in MENA, Turkey, and Pakistan. And, as the region's only tech unicorn, we're truly changing the way people think about transportation.

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“The idea was not just to build a big business, but rather to build a business that would have a big impact." Mudassir Sheikha, Co-founder of Careem

What we do

With the help of technology we offer our Customers the freedom of mobility, we give our Captains an opportunity to take financial control of their own life, and we provide our Colleagues with a platform to build an institution that will inspire generations of innovators.

Why we do it

We believe that every single person in our region deserves a simpler life. By uplifting communities, supporting infrastructures, and solving local problems, we strive to be the enabler that improves the lives of millions of people.

Our founders

Mudassir Sheikha

CEO and Co-Founder

Mudassir looks after growth and expansion. He spent a decade in Silicon Valley before becoming a management consultant in Dubai.

Magnus Olsson


Magnus looks after product and technology. After moving to the region in 2006, he couldn’t wait to ditch his suit and tie and roll up his sleeves.

Abdulla Elyas

Co Founder

Dr Abdullah Elyas looks after our people. He knows that Careem’s key strengths lies in the extraordinary talent of its employees, and awesome company culture.