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Egyptian court bans ride-hailing apps Uber, Careem

Egypt’s Administrative Court issued a verdict on Tuesday to bar ride-hailing services Uber and Careem from operating in the country, saying they violate Egyptian law. The court verdict will go into effect immediately, but it can be appealed before Egypt’s Higher Administrative Court. Careem, on their official Facebook page, said that the company has not …

Mohamed Samir

150,000 drivers joined Uber Egypt in 2017 

“If you want to improve your income, join Uber,” is the slogan of Uber Egypt. Driving most of the day in Egypt is exhausting. However, many Egyptians found that joining Uber as drivers alongside their basic jobs is the easiest way to improve their income, whether they have their own cars or not. The company …

Shaimaa Al-Aees

Uber, MAC partner up to provide incentives to Uber drivers 

Uber signed a partnership with Al Mansour Automotive Company (MAC) to provide special benefits and facilities to Uber drivers. As part of the new partnership, drivers will be able to purchase Chevorlet Optra Comfort 2017 for EGP 195,000 instead of EGP 210,000, in addition to a 20% discount on spare parts and a 15% discount …

Daily News Egypt

Vesba competes with Uber, Careem in smart transportation

Vesba, a new smart transportation app, has recently emerged and entered the competition of smart transportation of individuals. The app relies on providing a service that can navigate through the Cairo traffic and bring the time of trips down. Vesba app relies on using Vespas instead of cars. The service costs less than Uber and …

Daily News Egypt

Uber raises tariff after fuel price hikes

The ride-hailing company, Uber, has decided to amend its tariff, following the hike in fuel prices at the end of June. According to the new prices, the basic fare was increased to EGP 6 for UberX and EGP 7 for Uber Select. The company also increased the tariff per km to EGP 1.85 for UberX …

Daily News Egypt

Traffic Congestion during night in Cairo, hinders cab drivers from making enough money to cover their families’ expenses (DNE/Hassan Ibrahim)

Egyptians’ work attitude from the perspective of Uber & Careem

“I will reach you in just a few minutes,” a driver of one of the new transportation application companies told me recently—which concluded in my being picked up half an hour later. The dilemma of such applications is that most of the drivers don’t take into account the fact that the application technology determines their …

Mohammed Nosseir

Uber is most affordable ride in town according to latest fare rates

After thorough studies on balancing fare rates with the current economic situation in Egypt, Uber has increased its fare prices to suit the new raise in prices, specifically vehicle prices and fuel prices, which saw a recent increase of 35%. Taking into account the interest of the riders and drivers on the platform, Uber is …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Uber partners with AXA to cover riders with insurance while on the road

Uber Egypt has partnered with AXA, the number one global insurance brand, for the launch of a new safety programme to cover riders with insurance while on the road. Uber issued a statement on Wednesday announcing it will provide coverage to its customers for a range of conditions including total, partial, and permanent disabilities, accidental …

Daily News Egypt