Careem is the region's only tech unicorn and one of the fastest growing ride-hailing companies, with a steady 30% month on month growth. Aiming to change the transportation landscape in the region by providing reliable, safe and affordable transportation choices, Careem co-founders established their business in Dubai in 2012. In just five years, Careem has expanded its network to more than 80 cities across 13 countries in the broader Middle East, including North Africa, Turkey and Pakistan.
Careem prides itself in its mission to improve and simplify people’s lives while creating opportunities for hundreds of thousands to drive as independent contractors and the remaining millions to ride in cost effective, safer environments in the markets where Careem operates. With more than 250,000 Captains moving millions of people every day across the region, Careem’s culture values independent Captains and focuses on enhancing their lives through enriching training and growth opportunities. For example, Careem Egypt has launched multiple Captain loyalty programs to reward high-performing Captains offering them discounted electrical appliances, access to micro-loans, vouchers from one of the biggest market chains to use on groceries and special offers on car care services.
In recent months, Careem further expanded its impressive footprint across Egypt, doubling its network from seven cities to 14 including: Cairo, Alexandria, North Coast during the summer, Hurghada, Gouna and eight Delta cities: Mahalla, Banha, Damnhour, Mansoura, Tanta, Kafr El Dawar (Behira), Damietta and Zagazig, in addition to the Careem in Canal cities: Suez, Port Said and Ismailia.
Steadily moving toward its target of providing job opportunities for 100,000 Captains in Egypt by end of 2017, Careem is well on its way to that goal, increasing from 50,000 to approximately 80,000 Captains to date. With flexible working hours that fits their needs, Captains work full time relying on Careem riders as their main source of income.