Number of Careem Captains Set to Hit 100,000 in Egypt

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Published September 11th, 2017 - 12:15 GMT
Number of Captains
Number of Captains

Careem, a leading ride-hailing company, is well on its way to the goal of providing job opportunities for 100,000 captains in Egypt by the end of 2017.

Careem has already increased the number of captains from 50,000 to approximately 80,000 to date. With flexible working hours that fits their needs, captains work full time relying on Careem riders as their main source of income, the company said.

Aiming to change the transportation landscape in the region by providing reliable, safe and affordable transportation choices, Careem co-founders established the 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, it said.

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.

Source: Trade Arabia

Background Information


Careem is the technology platform for our region. A region of over 600 million people that extends from Morocco to Pakistan, Turkey to Sudan. It’s an area of the world that up until now, has largely missed out on the transformational power of the internet revolution – but through its ambition and focus is catching up fast. Half of the population are under 25, and the same amount are connected to the internet yet only a small proportion have bank accounts, access to public transport and critical infrastructure.


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