We Asked Egyptian Drivers About Their Strangest Encounters, and Here’s What They Said

We Asked Egyptian Drivers About Their Strangest Encounters, and Here’s What They Said

by Abdulhameed Afifi

  Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an Uber, Careem, Osta, or even a taxi driver in Egypt? In this article, I talk to different kinds of Egyptian drivers where they share strange situations — anonymously, per their requests  — that you won’t believe have happened.     “I once picked up […]

We Sat Down with Swvl and Talked Transportation, Vision, and Their Million Dollar Deal

We Sat Down with Swvl and Talked Transportation, Vision, and Their Million Dollar Deal

With public transportation being the problem that it is, Egyptians have either turned to services that offer them forms of private transportation, or they have just bought cars. This former option has become increasingly popular, given the popularity of the internet, and the consequent development of applications that support private forms of transportation: namely Uber […]

Flying Taxis Are Officially Coming to Dubai Soon

Flying Taxis Are Officially Coming to Dubai Soon

It’s official, flying taxis are coming to Dubai at the end of 2017! The actual concept of flying taxis that we have always seen in sci-fi movies will be a reality in the emirate, much sooner than anyone predicted.     Earlier this year, Dubai’s RTA announced that they would be launching a fleet of […]

Is Careem’s New Amazing Ad a Rip-Off?

Is Careem’s New Amazing Ad a Rip-Off?

Careem have posted a new ad on their Facebook page last night promoting a new promo code of theirs, and people were very inspired by it. The video was shot in a very unique and creative way, and the angles were very well thought of. The music used was also very interesting, and it added to […]

Uber Offers to Help as Zamalek’s Security Increased Prior to Pope’s Visit

Uber Offers to Help as Zamalek’s Security Increased Prior to Pope’s Visit

  The whole country is on edge due Pope Francis’s visit to Egypt that’s just a few days away. The security in Zamalek has been step up in the areas surrounding the Vatican residence in Egypt. Parking has been banned in major streets and shop owners are asked to close their stores during the visit […]

Aya Mostafa Shares Horrific Story About a Violent Careem Driver

Aya Mostafa Shares Horrific Story About a Violent Careem Driver

  It is no secret that the quality of Uber and Careem’s drivers are going down the drain. Now, it is impossible to read one single good review on social media.   The drivers are rude, they refuse to use GPS, they cancel rides all the time for no apparent reasons. We’re mainly talking about Uber […]

The Etiquette of Using Ride Hailing Apps in Egypt

The Etiquette of Using Ride Hailing Apps in Egypt

by Ghaly Shafik

I’ve been using ride hailing apps – Uber, Careem and Ousta – ever since they’ve launched their services in Egypt. I think I became an expert. Below are a few tips:     Always make sure you place the pin on the exact pick up location. Don’t request a ride while you’re on the toilet […]

Agmad Captains Fel Sa7el: Influencers Hit the Driving Seat for Careem

Agmad Captains Fel Sa7el: Influencers Hit the Driving Seat for Careem

  People tend to not be that friendly with drivers. We’re just fed up. Drivers either want to talk to you about something you have literally no interest of, or complain about something else, but transportation giants Careem are planning to change all of that with their newest campaign, Agmad Captains Fel Sahel.   What’s that, […]

Careem Teams up with Fit & Fix to Make Your Sahel Weekend Easier

Careem Teams up with Fit & Fix to Make Your Sahel Weekend Easier

  Okay so, you’re in Sahel for the weekend, driving from your friend’s house to a beach party, and your car suddenly stops working. What do you do? Probably call for help! But that won’t come for another hour or two. Ugh. Do you just give up on life? Well, thankfully you don’t have to […]

This Is How Uber and Careem Reacted to the Dubai Marina Tower Fire

This Is How Uber and Careem Reacted to the Dubai Marina Tower Fire

By Leena ElDeeb

  #AScoopOfBREAKING: Fire breaks out in #DubaiMarinaTower. Residents in #SufalaTower are now being evacuated. #AScoopOfNow #UAE #MyDubai A video posted by Scoop Empire (@scoopempire) on Jul 20, 2016 at 5:56am PDT   We’ve all heard about the tragic news of the fire that broke out in Marina’s Sufala tower, Dubai. The two rivals, Uber and Careem have taught […]