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Ridesharing applications’ cost, prevalence 

Sometimes using the underground to commute to your full-time job is not convenient, while waiting for the bus is difficult or unbearable, and because some companies know this, ridesharing applications had to come into the picture. A few years ago, the transportations sector welcomed ridesharing applications. What is not to like about them? They are …

Reem Hosam El-din

For First Time in Egypt: Uber launches UberBlack in El Gouna

Uber announced on Wednesday that it has launched UberBlack in Egypt, a premium product that will be operated by the mobility solutions provider, Budget. It added that the product is available in El Gouna starting from 23 April, aiming to facilitate even more choice for riders across Egypt, when it comes to transportation options within …

Daily News Egypt

Uber adds new feature for female drivers to drive only women in Saudi Arabia

Uber announced a new “Women Preferred View” feature for female drivers in Saudi Arabia which allows them to select only female customers. The launch of this unique feature comes on the back of Uber’s Masaruky initiative that aims to increase women’s participation in the workforce through access to affordable transportation, in addition to increasing women’s …

Daily News Egypt

Uber users face technical problems in Cairo

Many users of Uber, the US based ride-hailing application, said they experienced technical problems in using the service. The company has not yet revealed the reasons behind this issue. “It doesn’t work. Both Uber website and app are down. I don’t know what is going on,” an Uber user, who has faced some problems in …

Ahmed Lamloum

Competition Authority studying complaint filed from Careem, Ousta against Uber

The Egyptian Competition Authority announced on Wednesday that it is currently studying a complaint filed by Careem and Ousta against Uber regarding the latter’s practices aimed at excluding competitors in the market. The authority mentioned in the press statement that the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore has prevented a merger between Uber and Grab, …

Daily News Egypt

Uber adjusts service prices after fuel price hike

Uber Smart Transport Company changed its pricing on Monday and announced the new pricing system. In a text message to its “drivers partners,” Uber said that the company’s work is to provide a safe, secure, and an appropriate means of transport for all, anytime and anywhere. “Uber works best when drivers and passengers benefit. Hence, …

Daily News Egypt

Modest changes made to controversial user data article in Uber, Careem law

A joint committee of the Egyptian Parliament applied amendments regarding some disputed articles of a bill to regulate the operations of ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem, local media reported on Tuesday. The committees of transportation, communication, national security, and economic affairs approved in principle a law submitted by the cabinet on the regulation of passenger …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Egypt’s Urgent Affairs Court nullifies verdict banning Uber, Careem

The Egyptian Court of Urgent Affairs nullified on Saturday the Supreme Administrative Court ruling suspending operations of the ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem inside the country. The Administrative Court ordered on 20 March the suspension of operations of US-based Uber and UAE-based Careem after 42 taxi drivers sought a year ago to shut down the …

Fatma Lotfi

3 articles disrupt parliament’s passage of ride-hailing apps law

Parliament’s transportation, economic affairs, national security, and communication committees all approved the bill presented by the cabinet on Thursday to regulate ride-hailing smartphone applications, which targets, mainly, companies such as Uber and Careem. Yet, three articles hindered the final approval. This came after a meeting that lasted for five hours at the Egyptian Parliament’s headquarters …

Daily News Egypt

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