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Posted On: 1 November 2022 01:46 pm
Updated On: 1 November 2022 01:54 pm

Careem expands fleet size by over 50% and introduces inter-country rides for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

Cassandra Pallagud
Cassandra Pallagud
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Careem, the region’s leading multi-service app, expands its fleet size in Qatar by more than 50% ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, while introducing inter-country rides to and from Dammam and Al-Ahsa to Doha to make it easier for Saudi customers to travel to matches by car.

In preparation for the influx of football fans traveling to Doha for the global event, Careem has steadily expanded its fleet size by 1,000 additional cars over several months. The total number of Careem vehicles in Qatar is expected to grow by more than 50% in time for the World Cup and fleets in neighboring cities like Dubai have been growing in tandem as well. Inter-country rides to and from KSA, to Qatar will allow residents to book a more affordable and hassle-free travel experience. Customers can book a ride to Doha only one day in advance, for a car that can accommodate up to three passengers.

Careem cars at Doha International Airport and Hamad International Airport provide direct access to all eight World Cup stadiums and have dedicated Careem pickup lanes. City-to-city rides are also available to those attending multiple matches, and customers in Qatar can take advantage of exclusive packages that allow them to book multiple rides at a discounted price.

Antonio Al Asmar, General Manager of Careem in the GCC: “We applaud the decision to allow all Qatari residents to sign up to Careem using their private cars during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This will increase the supply of transport options for visitors while also creating even more flexible earning opportunities for residents.”

“Careem is incredibly proud to support the region’s first World Cup in Qatar. Doha was the first market Careem expanded to in 2013, and now in 2022 it’s been an honor to work with local and international partners to ensure that residents and tourists can easily travel across countries and cities to experience this global event.”

Careem will offer customers a zero-wait-time solution using a One-Time-Password (OTP) code at all eight stadiums. Customers can request their OTP code when adding their pickup spot on the app and will need to provide the code to a Careem Captain by the pickup lane. Dedicated Captains will be waiting at the pickup lanes outside all eight stadiums.

In celebration of the region’s first World Cup, Careem has partnered with local and international partners to enhance customer experience in the GCC. To facilitate the large influx of tourists visiting from Asia, Careem partnered with Grab, Alipay, and Kakao to allow customers to book Careem rides through a direct integration with the Careem app.

Source and cover image credit: Press release