Careem has announced the launch of its services in Gaza and Nablus, providing and improving transportation services to the people of Palestine through its ride-hailing app.
The fleet in Gaza includes licensed private cars by the authorities and Careem will be operating with taxis in Nablus.
“We are excited to expand our mission in Palestine to Gaza and Nablus, two cities with significant untapped potential for mobility and youth employment. Careem’s objective in Palestine is to simplify the lives of people through an advanced mobility infrastructure, create tens of thousands of income-generating opportunities for local youth, and hopefully inspire other regional businesses to expand to Palestine.”
– Mudassir Sheikha, CEO and Co-founder of Careem
كريم الآن في غزة! 💚
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— Careem Palestine (@careempal) December 19, 2017
With an expected rise of over 5000 Captains in Palestine within the next three years, Careem aims to present tremendous opportunities for all eligible youth and taxi drivers in Nablus and Gaza in joining the Careem fleet, which is already comprised of more than 500,000 Captains in the broader Middle East and North Africa, including Turkey and Pakistan.
“We believe innovation is best delivered through partnership between the public and private sectors, which is why we are pleased to work with taxi drivers in Palestine as they are the backbone of the transportation sector. We’re also looking forward to working with them, given their exceptional experience in providing transportation services in difficult and unstable conditions,” Managing Director of Emerging Markets at Careem, Ibrahim Manna, said.
Anyone with the right credentials and a driving license may simply apply through the Careem website, fulfilling the conditions and requirements. Eligible individuals will undergo a comprehensive training by the company, ensuring compliances to public safety and quality and will allow them to earn a steady, reliable income for themselves and their families.