Dubai’s New Digitized Taxi Fleet Has Wi-Fi and Flat Screens

Dubai’s New Digitized Taxi Fleet Has Wi-Fi and Flat Screens

by Rana Elhawary

Just in case you needed one more reason to want to move to Dubai, they have just released taxis with Wi-Fi service and interactive smart screens!     Dubai has officially started implementing its plan to digitize its taxi fleet, with yesterday already marking the release of 700 taxis equipped with either interactive flat screens, […]

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 […]

The Unacknowledged Wisdom of Egyptian Taxi Drivers

The Unacknowledged Wisdom of Egyptian Taxi Drivers

By Omar El-Mallah

  I used to dismiss messages and signals I receive throughout my life and make nothing of them. They were simply words that dissolved in the air the instant they were spoken. I made nothing of them a lot of the times. To me, as long as a lightning bolt didn’t strike me from the […]

Careem Dubai Will Have Driverless Taxi Pods in 2030

Careem Dubai Will Have Driverless Taxi Pods in 2030

By Leena ElDeeb

  Partnering with the US start-up, Next Future Transportation Inc, Careem, the app-based taxi booking service, is planning to have 25% of all their journeys to be driverless across Dubai, UAE, by the year 2030.   The project could meet transportation needs in the region in an environmentally friendly way, said Mudassir Sheikha, Careem’s co-founder […]

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 […]

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 […]

Easy Taxi Launches Pay-By-Card Option in Egypt

Easy Taxi Launches Pay-By-Card Option in Egypt

Easy Taxi, one of the world’s leading mobile taxi hailing apps, has expanded throughout Cairo, connecting passengers with drivers that are tracked via any smartphone. Riders have been accustomed to paying in cash, but recently, Easy Taxi launched the option to pay by credit and debit cards at the end of the ride in partnership […]

UberX Has Arrived In Cairo!

UberX Has Arrived In Cairo!

The UberX blog has just announced its launch in Cairo. Although it will be mainly servicing the Mohandessin/Giza area until its official release, the rest of Cairo will be able to enjoy this safe, cheap, and reliable service very soon.   So what is UberX? UberX is a new way to transport around the city […]

Taxi Diaries: The Taxi From Hell

I’m one of these sad f**ks that do not have a car. I sold mine about a year and a half ago because I needed the money to buy a new car. Then I decided to spend the money on something else like a complete idiot. So now I’m carless. Which has a few advantages […]