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About Careem

Careem provides ridesharing services. It allows customers to book cars online, track rides, pay with credit cards, and access the receipt online. It also facilitates ordering food and groceries, managing payments, and more. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In March 2019, Careem was acquired by Uber.

Headquarters Location

Dubai Media City,Post Office Box 50024 Shatha Tower

Dubai, 3903,

United Arab Emirates




Expert Collections containing Careem

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Careem is included in 1 Expert Collection, including Mobility-as-a-Service.



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Companies developing solutions to streamline the way people move themselves. Includes companies providing on-demand access to passenger vehicles and micromobility solutions as well as companies integrating multiple modes of transport, including public transit, into one service.

Latest Careem News

Fintech Yabi closes $8 million round

Nov 29, 2023

Fintech Yabi closes $8 million round Al Wafra Al Thanya (Wafra II) joined the list of existing investors participating in Yabi’s round. The announcement follows Yabi’s recent expansion​​ into Saudi Arabia. Launched mid-this year, Yabi works to increase financial literacy across regional markets through B2B partnerships with its corporate clients as part of their employee well-being programmes. Yabi counts Al-Futtaim, Careem, Chalhoub and Al Ghurair, among its clients. Press release With Al Wafra Al Thanya (Wafra II) joining the prominent list of existing investors, Yabi closes its USD 8 million Seed round. The round focuses on product development and pushes growth into regional markets. Yabi by Souqalmal was launched in Saudi Arabia this November, boasting a localised personal finance wellbeing platform. Driven by its firm belief in localisation for true value creation when it comes to personal finance, Yabi launched in both English and Arabic in the Kingdom, offering two new courses every month, all delivered by Saudi market experts. Yabi is now fully live in two markets UAE and KSA. Yabi's commitment to the KSA market goes beyond the tailored content, as the startup has a presence on the ground, allocating dedicated resources to lead the market penetration. The objective is to increase financial literacy through B2B relationships by encouraging companies to bring financial literacy as part of their employee well-being program. “Saudi Vision 2030 is inspiring, and its impact will set an unprecedented growth. Yabi and Saudi Vision 2030 share a common goal: to increase financial literacy and saving levels across the Kingdom. Financial literacy and the involvement of individuals in the economy are top priorities for the public and private sectors. ~30% of Saudis are considered financially literate today (report by SAMA) and the savings ratio was 1.6%1 of annual disposable income (2018). Those are evidence of some of the gaps we want to fill. Additionally, the Saudi Vision 2030 has within its targets to reach 70% of household ownership and to increase the national saving levels closer to the global average of 10%. Moreover, the Saudi government is working towards achieving its National Savings and Financial Literacy Strategy, which aims to help individuals make better financial decisions and increase the access and use of personal financial tools. This is a crucial moment for Yabi and the Kingdom to work towards the financial well-being of their citizens and residents.” says Ambareen Musa, Chief Executive Officer of Yabi. “Spreading financial literacy and financial awareness is key to allowing individuals to live their lives happily and to their fullest potential. While technology has improved our lives in many aspects, it also brought a negative impact on financial behaviours. Yabi is at the forefront of using tech to empower individuals by spreading essential financial knowledge. Wafra II believes that any future for fintech must include efforts to spread financial awareness. Therefore, its investment in Yabi to bring its platform to the Saudi market aligns with its core purpose to play a role in raising the level of financial education, build up investments and savings and therefore contribute to Saudi Arabia’s digital GDP.” says Salah Khashoggi, managing director of Al Wafra Al Thanya. Yabi corporate pipeline is promising and expected to add more names to the already prominent list of adopters, which includes Al-Futtaim, Careem, Chalhoub and Al Ghurair, to name a few.

Careem Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Careem founded?

    Careem was founded in 2012.

  • Where is Careem's headquarters?

    Careem's headquarters is located at Dubai Media City,Post Office Box 50024, Dubai.

  • What is Careem's latest funding round?

    Careem's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Careem raise?

    Careem raised a total of $771.7M.

  • Who are the investors of Careem?

    Investors of Careem include Uber, Al Tayyar Travel Group, Rakuten Capital, Kingdom Holding Company, STV and 19 more.

  • Who are Careem's competitors?

    Competitors of Careem include Cabify, Bykea, Swvl, Grab, Ridecell and 7 more.


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