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 […]

New Egyptian Traffic Amendments End License Withdrawal Law

New Egyptian Traffic Amendments End License Withdrawal Law

  Drivers of Cairo, beware the new amendments that have been added to the traffic laws. The National Safety Council has agreed to lots of changes, and the biggest one is that your license will never be withdrawn again.   Instead of handing your license over to an officer, now we have a point system where license holders get […]

Police Warns Dubai Residents Of Foggy Conditions

Police Warns Dubai Residents Of Foggy Conditions

  Bad news for Dubai residents, the foggy conditions that started earlier today are to continue throughout this week. The heavy fog continues as the police raises alarm to avoid any disruption on the streets of Dubai. The police tweeted: “Dear drivers, Be careful and cautious when driving in #foggy conditions.”   The police also […]

Uber and Careem, Get Your Surge Price Sh*t Together Before We Dump You

Uber and Careem, Get Your Surge Price Sh*t Together Before We Dump You

  Uber and Careem, you know we, as in Scoop Empire along with many in Egypt, have been supporting you since the day you graced our land. I don’t even want to mention the very powerful social media war we started against white taxis for your sake. Well, I just did! Yet, with great sadness, the […]

8 Types of Personal Drivers You Find in Egypt

8 Types of Personal Drivers You Find in Egypt

By Jumana Radwan

People who don’t have a personal driver assume that it’s a luxurious and comfortable thing. While people who actually have personal drivers in Egypt understand how hectic and annoying it can be to deal with them. Here are 8 Types of Egyptian personal drivers you find everywhere:       1. The Mr. Know-It-All   […]

What Road Signs Mean Vs. What Egyptians Think They Mean

What Road Signs Mean Vs. What Egyptians Think They Mean

By Laila Gamaleldin

There are many things we excel at as Egyptians. Beside our unparalleled history, no one knows how to ye2avwar like we do and we’re definitely in a league of our own when it comes to the ability to fit an ungodly amount of people onto a single Vespa. One thing we don’t thrive at, however, […]

8 Pieces of Advice Egyptian Taxi Drivers Should Listen To

8 Pieces of Advice Egyptian Taxi Drivers Should Listen To

Moving to Cairo three months ago was a risky move, but a great one to say the least. However, I was faced with the obstacle of living in a city I didn’t know with people who spoke a different Arabic dialect than me, and as someone who is constantly running from event to the office […]

#CaptainsOfCareem: The Traveler

#CaptainsOfCareem: The Traveler

  At just 24 years old, this Syrian Careem driver made the greatest sacrifice of his life for his family and fled his homeland for a new start in Egypt. “Egypt is my second home,” he told us. “I had to flee my first home, Syria. God forgive whoever made us do that.” With the […]

#CaptainsOfCareem: Captain of the Household

#CaptainsOfCareem: Captain of the Household

  We give you Zainab Gamal, Careem’s female captain in our inspiring #CaptainsOfCareem series. The wife, mother, and grandmother has always been in the work force. “I love working a lot, I’ve been working for over 20 years,” she told us. The perceptions of working women are shifting, she explained: “People are a little surprised, […]

13 Types of Taxi Drivers You’ll Find in Egypt

13 Types of Taxi Drivers You’ll Find in Egypt

By Hady Elhady

Before there were applications like Easy Taxi that make our life a lot easier, as well as ensure a good transportation experience and safety, people used to stop taxis in the streets the old fashioned way and it was purely luck who you ended up with. From the ones who never shut up to the […]