It’s no secret that driving in Kuwait isn’t the most appealing activity, and that’s why plenty of us refrain from even bothering to get behind the wheel. But even being at the mercy of taking taxis all the time can present “slippery slope” issues: unconsented hidden fees and non regulatory pricing, rickety, irresponsible driving, and having to endure trips that take way longer than they should in the back of a beat-up old cab being driven by someone who is potentially hardly trained. And let us not forget, (especially ladies, I’m looking at you) the stigma and risks associated with taking cabs in Kuwait.
Enter our enthusiasm towards Careem’s mighty return. The region’s top transportation solution provider is back in Kuwait with a brand new service that will make daily commutes more comfortable and convenient, one ride at a time.
While still operating on what works best: the comfortable and convenient booking method via a comprehensible app, Careem’s return is centered on the notion of inclusiveness of the local cab system in Kuwait, while also revamping the nation’s local standard of transport.
For one thing, Careem’s standard of cabs is reaching a new height in Kuwait that we aren’t always accustomed to when hailing a standard taxi from the street. When boarding a Careem cab, you’ll be happy to know that your vessel will be at the very least a 2015 model, because Careem believes that this should be the minimum allowed year for car models to uphold maximum comfort and security. Careem is also ensuring that all taxi cabs are consistently cleaned, vacuumed and kept in pristine condition to maintain a pleasant environment for a comfortable ride. Yes, that means absolutely and positively no smoking in the cab!
As for the ‘captains’ operating the vehicles, Careem takes your safety and security very seriously by providing only the most qualified Captains to lead you through your journey. Each Careem Captain is intensively trained, highlighting the following: technical training (i.e: how it works), customer service requirements, how to handle trip problems and what’s expected of a Captain. Careem also has all the information on their Captains, from their driver’s license and registration, to their Civil ID information, just to ensure your safety. You can track your Captain, as always, and share your tracking location with your loved ones as well.
And as for those pesky surprise fees brought on by unreliable meters? Well, you can kiss those goodbye! Whenever you request your ride with Careem, not only are you completely kept in the loop with your pick-up time, but your fare will never come as a surprise either! Each Careem trip shows an estimated fare rate according to wherever you want to go, and the rates are competitive, given the high quality service. And what’s even better is that you don’t have to cash out to pay for your trip. Just plug in your credit card details in advance and the rest will be taken care of. If you do have cash on you, that is accepted as well.
While we’re waving farewell to the annoyances of taxi transportations of yore, we can add long-winded explanations of how to get to a destination to the list. In fact, an ideal Careem ride will mean you don’t have to talk to anyone! With a GPS system in each car, your ride will go smoothly with your Captain only asking questions if absolutely necessary, and no one will be confused as to where they’re going the entire time.
With all these great features in mind, it’s a wonder why we even call taxis anymore. Careem is empowering and redefining the way we utilize local car transportation to get us to where we need to go by adding high standards and modernizing the industry, and nothing excites us more than seeing this mini-revolution taking place in Kuwait. So, be smart, put your safety first, and kiss the practices of old cabbies goodbye. Pick the best of the best, and give yourselves the comfortable commute you deserve with Careem.