Pakistan was the largest contributor to Careem’s achievement of a billion rides.



In a press release on Tuesday, the company said that Pakistan had contributed the most to the popular ride-sharing app Careem’s achievement of one billion global rides.

The statement says that Careem celebrated 1 billion rides in Pakistan, the Middle East, and North Africa.

It stated that “Careem captains have driven over 9 billion kilometers across more than 80 cities over ten years,” and that Pakistan had the highest number of rides, with 299 million, followed by Saudi Arabia with 242 million and Egypt with 230 million.

According to the press release, in 2020, the longest ride would be 1,113 kilometers from Riyadh to Jazan in Saudi Arabia, while the shortest ride would be 200 meters in Lahore.

The statement read, “Careem has more than 50 million registered customers and 2.5 million registered captains who have collectively earned over $4 billion up to this point.”In Jordan, a Careem captain has made 35,139 trips, which is the most ever recorded.

A photo of Careem Captain Razak Uppattil. — Careem

It was brought to light that over 9,500 rides were booked by customers in Saudi Arabia.

Captain Razak Uppattil, who is from Kerala in India and has been working for the company for four years, was credited with successfully completing the one billionth trip in Qatar, according to the press release. He has used the platform 10,500 times.

Careem gave Uppattil a trip to his home state of Kerala as a gift to commemorate the achievement.

“Having completed the one billionth trip, I praise God. I’ve been working at Careem for about four years, and there are so many memorable experiences. I really enjoy getting to know new people from all over the world. According to the press release, he stated, “I am so excited to see them soon. I have three children back home in Kerala, India.”

A photo of Careem passenger Genera Tesora. — Careem.

In addition, Genera Tesora from the Philippines was named the one billionth passenger in the statement. Each month, she makes more than 50 trips.

Careem presented her with a year’s worth of ride-hailing trips as a reward.

Mudassir Sheikha, CEO and co-founder of Careem, said, “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.” She was referring to the accomplishment.

“We feel blessed to have made it easier for people to move around and give more than 2.5 million people opportunities to earn money. Our region is full of untapped potential, and there is so much more we must do to simplify and improve life for people in the region. The opportunity that lies ahead is enormous and humbling.

The press release states that the first ride booked manually by the ride-hailing app took place in the United Arab Emirates in September 2012.

It continued, “As the first ride-hailing platform to offer cash payments,” Careem gained popularity throughout the region. From 31% in 2016 to 44% in 2022, the percentage of Careem rides paid for digitally has increased.

“Careem offers over a dozen 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,” was the statement’s conclusion.

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