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Careem begins intercity services from Dubai to Abu Dhabi

Careem begins intercity services from Dubai to Abu Dhabi

Passengers will need to obtain a negative Covid-19 test to be eligible for entry into Abu Dhabi

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Careem has launched a new intercity service for customers travelling from Dubai to Abu Dhabi.

However, passengers will need to obtain a negative Covid-19 test that’s not older than 48 hours to be eligible for entry into Abu Dhabi.

While the new “City to City” service is only available for travel between the two emirates, the company hasn’t yet confirmed if the service will be extended to other emirates within the UAE.

In August, the Hala taxi e-hailing service launched in Ras Al Khaimah via the Careem app.

Read: Careem launches Hala taxi service in Ras Al Khaimah

Gheed El Makkoui, General Manager of Careem UAE, outlined several safety measures that the company has adopted amid the pandemic.

Careem allows customers to cancel a ride if the driver is not wearing a mask, without any cancellation penalties.

All drivers not only have to wear a mask, but are provided with hygiene kits and must ensure that their cars are well ventilated too.

Careem Max cars offer rides to upto four passengers, while adhering to the distancing guidelines.

Max cars seat two passengers in the middle row, with the other two seated at the back row, ensuring contactless rides between customers and drivers.

In related developments, Careem recently launched a new ‘super app’ to offer all its services on a single platform.

Read: Careem launches ‘super app’ to offer ride-hailing, delivery and payments on one platform

The new app will provide ride-hailing, food delivery as well as Careem Pay services to all its 33 million registered users.

Careem cut 536 jobs, or 31 per cent of its workforce, earlier this year due to the impact of coronavirus-related restrictions on its business.

It also recently announced that its employees across 14 countries can permanently work from home, effective immediately.

Read: Dubai’s Careem offers permanent work-from-home option to employees across 14 countries

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