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Careem clocks in one billion rides

Careem clocks in one billion rides

Careem captains have driven over nine billion kilometres across more than 80 cities in ten years

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Careem clocks in one billion ride hailing trips across the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan, it has announced on Tuesday.

The one billionth trip was completed in Qatar by captain Razak Uppatti from Kerala, India, Uppatti has been driving with Careem for four years and has completed over 10,500 trips on the platform. He was gifted a trip to his home town in Kerala to mark the occasion.

Meawnhile, the one billionth passenger was Genera Tesoro from the Philippines who works as a receptionist at Padel In Aspire Zone in Doha.

“Reaching the incredible milestone of 1 billion rides is thanks to the hard work of our Captains and colleagues as well as the trust that our customers have placed in us,” said Mudassir Sheikha, CEO and co-founder of Careem.

“The opportunity ahead is large and humbling – our region is full of untapped potential and there’s so much more we must do to simplify and improve life for people in the region.”

Careem captains have driven over nine billion kilometres across more than 80 cities in ten years. The countries which recorded the highest number of rides are Pakistan (299 million), Saudi Arabia (242 million), and Egypt (230 million). Careem’s first ride took place in the UAE in September 2012 and was booked manually.

The company has more than 50 million registered customers, and 2.5 million registered captains who have collectively earned over $4bn in earnings to date. The highest number of trips recorded by a Careem captain is 35,139, while the highest number of rides booked by a Careem customer is over 9,500.

Careem currently offers several services including ride-hailing, food and grocery delivery, micro-mobility, payments, and partner services including home cleaning, car rental, event bookings, and on-demand laundry services.

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