Transport-based service providers achieved a new milestone this week. Careem completes its 1 Billion rides in Doha, Qatar. The driver gets a trip to his hometown, he expresses his gratitude and happiness for the reward.
Customers on Careem’s ride-hailing platform have completed a total of 1 billion rides across the Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan since launching in 2012, the company announced on Tuesday. Pakistan topped the list of countries with the highest number of rides recorded (299 million). Followed by Saudi Arabia (242 million) and Egypt (230 million).
The shortest single ride also took place in Pakistan a 200-meter trip in Lahore. Mudassir Sheikha, CEO, and co-founder 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. The opportunity ahead is large and humbling. Our region is full of untapped potential and there’s so much more we must do to simplify and improve life for people in the region.”
The milestone one billionth ride completed in Qatar was by Captain Razak Uppati and customer, Genera Tesoro. The captain was gifted a trip home to India. Meanwhile, the 1 billionth passenger was Genera Tesoro from the Philippines who works in Doha. Genera takes more than 50 trips per month. Careem has gifted Genera ride-hailing trips for one year, with a cap of 10 rides per month at Qatari Riyal 30 each.
Careem, few years after its launch was purchased by Uber for $3.1 billion. It has scaled up with multiple services including shopping, food delivery, and transport provided through the platform.
The platform has over 50 million registered customers. Over 2.5 million registered captains who have been paid over $4 billion in earnings.