Careem set to launch more than 15 new cities within the month
November 30, 2016

Service launches in Turkey with more cities to go live in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt

Dubai, November 30, 2016 – Fueled by its market expansion strategy to broaden the reach of its services within the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, Careem, the region’s leading app based car booking service, recently launched operations in Istanbul Turkey.

Within the GCC itself, Careem is answering the high demand for its services by extending its presence to six more cities in its largest market, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Careem cars can be booked in 23 cities across the Kingdom, offering millions of Saudi residents a safe and reliable transportation option.

In Egypt, the app will expand to 3 more cities while commuters in Pakistan too can look forward to increased access to Careem services, since the company acquired Pakistan start-up Savaree earlier in 2016.

“Our mission is to make people’s lives simpler by providing a variety of convenient transportation solutions that respond to local needs,” commented Mudassir Sheikha, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Careem. “As a homegrown company, we have in-depth knowledge of the region and we tailor our services to ensure we offer convenient transportation options that have a meaningful impact on the local population. Launching Careem in Turkey is a key milestone in our journey to reinforce our position as the leading car booking service in the region and we look forward to further expansion across this dynamic market.”

Initially, Careem will operate as an airport service in Turkey, available to customers going to and from the airport, in Mercedes VITO and Volkswagen car models.

Careem’s focus on broadening and deepening its presence across the wider region comes on the back of the app’s resounding growth in a period of only four years since its launch, resulting in operations available in 44 cities today.

About Careem

Careem is the region’s leading app-based car service that makes ordering chauffeur-driven cars reliable, safe, convenient, and affordable. Its customers can book a car on the Careem apps and website, or by calling a call center. Careem is a pioneering company in the region’s nascent ‘sharing economy’ – its mission is to make people’s lives simpler by revolutionizing the transportation and logistics industry in the region.

Established in July 2012, Careem operates across 47 cities in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region including Abu Dhabi, Alexandria and the north coast of Egypt, Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Casablanca, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait and Riyadh.