First of its kind partnership between a public transport authority and a private firm
Dubai: Taxis in Dubai will be available through the Careem app under a new agreement between the e-hail taxi provider and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), it was announced on Saturday.
The RTA and ‘Careem’ announced the launch of their taxi e-hailing in Dubai from September under a joint venture (JV) called ‘Hala’.
50% of RTA’s Taxi fleet will be bookable on the Careem App.
Mudassir Sheikha, Co-Founder and CEO of Careem, commented: “Careem aims to simplify and improve the mobility of people in the region. Through this exciting partnership with RTA, we are now able to extend the benefits of our e-hailing technology to the mass population of Dubai through the ‘Careem’ taxi e-hailing App.”
“Customers will be able to find the closest taxi to them on demand, see a fare estimator and time of arrival and connect their credit card for easy, hassle-free payment. It also means less downtime for the Captains (drivers) who can optimize their time on the road through customer proximity matching and real-time alerts of geographical areas experiencing high demand,” Shaikha added.